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Sylvan Esso, 'H.S.K.T.' (Live)

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Amelia Meath's silky voice and Nick Sanborn's electropop beats hit a sweet spot in the KCRW studio.

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Punch Brothers, 'Familiarity' (Live)

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The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston's House of Blues.

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José González

Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.

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Chastity Belt, 'Time to Go Home'

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Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.

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DakhaBrakha

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

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Other Lives, 'Easy Way' (Live)

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In a studio performance, the Portland-via-Oklahoma band shows off its orchestral rock sound.

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The Suffers, 'Gwan' (Live)

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Watch the 10-piece "Gulf Coast soul" band explode with energy behind singer Kam Franklin.

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Sheer Mag, 'Fan The Flames'

The Philly rock band returns after last year's killer single with another that answers the question, "What if we gave this Thin Lizzy riff a disco beat?"

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Jessie Ware

Ware's singing brings warmth to electronic music and a swooning quality to her own pop, so it's no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

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Rosa Díaz

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.

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Alabama Shakes, Live In Concert

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Watch Brittany Howard and her crew perform a First Listen Live of their new album, Sound & Color, for a small crowd of KCRW fans at Apogee Studio in Los Angeles.

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Watch Shamir Perform 3 Songs From 'Ratchet'

Sporting a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt, Shamir clearly came to have a blast at our SXSW showcase. Watch him perform three songs from his upcoming album, Ratchet.