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You Can Now Enter The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Send in your video before midnight ET on March 30. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and tour the country with NPR Music.


Some Favorite Things From Sharon Van Etten's New Video

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

A mountainous landscape, a flowy jumpsuit, serene horses and a beautiful song: What more could you want?


Frances Quinlan Follows Her First Spark Of Creation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

While members of Hop Along appear on her solo debut, Likewise is decidedly Frances Quinlan's vision. Her voice and unique, meandering melodies sit at the forefront of an inquisitive record.


Torres Explains The Fear And Desire Behind Her Most Self-Determined Record Yet

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mackenzie Scott's fourth record, which came after a period of self-reflection and romantic pursuit, is fixated on desire. "I want people to understand that women can burn for each other," she says.


Waxahatchee Announces New Album 'Saint Cloud,' Shares First Single 'Fire'

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Katie Crutchfield's fifth album as Waxahatchee is full of clear-eyed self-reflection, with the distortion dialed down.


One Big Breath And A Blazing Guitar: 2019's Best Moments In Music

Thursday, December 26, 2019

NPR Music staffers Marissa Lorusso and Tom Huizenga give out superlatives for the best moments in music this past year, including a single breath of operatic singing and an epic guitar solo.


Carly Rae Jepsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 25, 2019

The singer brought a sparkling pop-disco vibe and a lot of swagger to the sun-filled Tiny Desk.


Watch This 9-Year-Old Girl Drum Her Heart Out To Nirvana's 'In Bloom'

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nandi Bushell's video has it all: style, timing and mind-melting screams. She absolutely crushes it.


Hear 'Copernicus Crater,' The First Single From Duster's First Record In 20 Years

Friday, November 01, 2019

Judging from its first single, the band's self-titled album — out in December — will be just as atmospheric and beautiful as fans have come to expect.


In 'Females,' The State Is Less A Biological Condition Than An Existential One

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Beneath the veneer of provocation, Andrea Long Chu's book is surprisingly tender, aiming to care for a universal ache — the frayed knot of selfhood, desire and power.


Hop Along's Frances Quinlan Announces First Album Under Own Name, Shares 'Rare Thing'

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Likewise comes out Jan. 31. Its first single brings empathy and courage to a nightmarish dream.


5 Tiny Desk Concerts That Will Literally Make You Cry

Thursday, October 17, 2019

With the help of some powerful performances, let's just get it all out. It'll be fine.


Big Thief's 'Forgotten Eyes' Meditates On Human Connection

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Big Thief's second album of 2019, Two Hands, is out later this month. "Forgotten Eyes," the latest single, calls out for compassion.


How One Of Music's Biggest Stars Almost Disappeared, And How Her Legacy Was Saved

Friday, September 27, 2019

Rosetta Tharpe was a huge star in her era and set the template for rock and roll. So why was she absent from popular consciousness after her death — and why did it take decades to revive her legacy?


New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Sep. 6

Friday, September 06, 2019

Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B singer Mahalia's remarkable Love and Compromise, new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more.


Watch The Video For Grimes' New Song 'Violence'

Thursday, September 05, 2019

There's a copy of The Art of War, dancers, various weaponry: You know, at this point, typical Grimes stuff.


New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Aug. 30

Friday, August 30, 2019

Our shortlist for the week's best new albums includes Lana Del Rey's odyssey-length adventure Norman F****** Rockwell, Sheryl Crow's final album, Threads, new Black Belt Eagle Scout and more.


All Songs Rewind: This Summer, Think Pink

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.


The 1975's 'People' Thrashes With Millennial Anxiety

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Notes On A Conditional Form comes out Feb. 21, 2020. On its first single, Matty Healy warns: "It's Monday morning and we've only got a thousand of them left."


Rosé Rising: 24 Songs For Your Summer Star Chart

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Our playlist highlights each astrological sign's best and worst attributes, whether you're as meticulous as fellow Virgo Beyonce, moody as a Cancer (and Frank Ocean) or free-spirited as Bjork.