The engaging Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat sings highlights from her two albums — including “In The Night” — at the NPR Music offices. And, as an added bonus, she trots out a surprise from Poland.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros can’t exactly slip into an office building unnoticed: Clad in the same clothes they’d worn at a concert the night before, the L.A. band’s 10 ragtag misfits would have fit in far more seamlessly at, say, Burning Man. Seeming to exist in a blissed-out alternate universe — during the wonderful “Home,” singer Jade Castrinos exclaims, “Good morning, everybody!” as the clock behind her reads 2:10 p.m. — this is a band whose performances beg to be seen as well as heard, not to mention shot through a wide-angle lens.
The biggest band to play a Tiny Desk Concert – the 10 members of The Magnetic Zeroes played three songs from their debut album (Up From Below).
The set included:
– 40 Day Daydream
Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer/songwriter originally from Sydney, New South Wales; later moving to Hobart where she began performing music in 2006 before relocating to Melbourne in 2010.
Courtney puts a lot of effort into sounding effortless. Her songs are wild and wooly and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot.
Court’s debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015), is out now! And can be ordered here on official site: http://www.courtneybarnett.com.au.
Barnett was originally a part of several bands, including Immigrant Union and The Olivettes before focusing on her solo work. In 2012, Courtney started her own record label, Milk! Records, and recorded her debut EP I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris in a friend’s lounge room and released it later that year. Late 2012 also saw the release of a new single, “History Eraser,” which was backed with Jen Cloher’s “Mount Beauty” for a split seven-inch release.
In 2013, Barnett released her second EP, How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose. Along with “History Eraser,” the EP spawned a second single, “Avant Gardener.” Her second EP received international acclaim, taking her and the band, Dave Mudie (drums), Bones Sloane (bass) and Dan Luscombe (guitar) all around the world.