2014: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts (Stephen Thompson)

Surveying a year of concerts that took place behind a desk in NPR Music's offices, we offer up highlights from T-Pain to the Pixies to a 12-piece Balkan brass extravaganza.

It's been a remarkable year for Tiny Desk Concerts: We've published a whopping 83 of them in 2014 alone, eclipsed the 400-episode mark without noticing, helped T-Pain score 6.6 million YouTube views, and launched a contest to bring an unknown band to the Tiny Desk in 2015.

So it wasn't easy to whittle down this list of highlights, which is only about 70 spots shy of definitive.
Pitchfork: D'Angelo Returns With New Track "Sugah Daddy"

From his just-announced new album Black Messiah

... reminds me of the artist formerly known as prince
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An animated map of global wind and weather.
Die PARTEI: Kauf kein’ Scheiß (Gold) (bei der AfD), kauf GELD (bei uns)!

Und zwar jetzt. Hier. Bei Die PARTEI. Echtes Geld. Es kostet Sie praktisch nichts (5 Euro), bringt uns aber über die Parteienfinanzierung bis zu 105 Euro. Aus rechtlichen Gründen müssen wir Ihnen dazu leider noch zwei Original-PARTEI-Postkarten drauflegen.

184.709 Wähler haben in der EU-Wahl für Die PARTEI gestimmt. Damit hätten wir plötzlich einen Anspruch auf rund 240.000 Euro aus dem Topf der “Parteienfinanzierung” – rund 157 Millionen aus Steuergeldern, die sich bisher die etablierten Parteien (CDU und so) teilen. Dieser Anspruch wird allerdings begrenzt auf die H
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Sehr ausführliche Beiträge zu aktuellen Webmail-Anbietern. Wer also keine eigene Lösung hat und immer noch (oder mal wieder) auf der Suche ist, sollte hier mal drüberlesen:
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In unseren ersten fünf Testwochen widmeten wir uns wöchentlich einem großen Postfach-Anbieter wie: GMX, WEB.DE, T-Online, Gmail und Yahoo; diese konnten uns jedoch nicht überzeugen. Grund genug für uns, unsere Testreihe zu erweitern und weitere Anbieter zu testen: Posteo,,,, eclipso und aikQ Mail hieße...
... run Forrest, run!

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Bionic Boots are the Transportation / Fitness device for the 21st century. By utilizing the principles found in the locomotion of fast land animals inventor and founder Keahi Seymour has developed a prototype capable of catapulting a human forward at tremendous speeds with maximum efficiency and agility.

Astrodicticum Simplex: Das "Goldene Brett 2014" geht an Xavier Naidoo (Florian Freistetter)
Am Donnerstag wurde das "Goldene Brett 2014″ verliehen. Mit diesem Satirepreis wird jedes Jahr der "skurrilste, haarsträubendste, dreisteste pseudowissenschaftliche Nonsense-Beitrag des Jahres im deutschen Sprachraum" ausgezeichnet. Und wie in den Jahren zuvor hat sich auch dieses Mal ein äußerst würdiger Preisträger gefunden: Xavier Naidoo.

V.A. ELECTRI_CITY – Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf So wie Memphis für den Rock’n’Roll, gilt das Düsseldorf der siebziger und achtziger Jahre als Mekka der elektronischen Popmusik. Hier tüftelte Kraftwerk im legendären Klingklang-Studio an Klassikern wie Autobahn oder Wir sind die Roboter, hier erlebten Rheingold ihre Dreiklangsdimens...

... und das Buch dazu:
Suhrkamp: Electri_City: Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf von Rüdiger Esch - Suhrkamp Insel Bücher Buchdetail

Electri_City: Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf, So wie Memphis für den Rock ’n’ Roll gilt Düsseldorf als Mekka der elektronischen Musik. Hier tüftelte Kraftwerk im Kling Klang Studio an Klassikern wie Autobahn und Wir sind die Roboter. Hier brachte DAF ...

Rudi Esch ist eh ein Guter.
Pitchfork: Prince Deletes Facebook and Twitter Accounts, Yanks Music from YouTube

The 404 Formerly Known as Prince

Though Prince's irregular social media activity was a relatively new thing, today he shuttered his @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account and his 3rdEyeGirl and Prince Facebook pages, while also removing many of his more recent videos from his YouTube account, according to the Star Tribune.

Dude ... the r# could be a new home for you

YouTube: Mogwai - Teenage Exorcists (Official Video) (mogwaiTV)
This morning, Mogwai shared their trippy visual for "Teenage Exorcists", from their new Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1 EP.
Pitchfork: Mogwai Shares Full Set Video From Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Mogwai were one of the many acts at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Watch the video of the seminal post-rock outfit's catalogue-spanning performance.
All video was filmed by La Blogothèque for

YouTube: Mogwai Full Set - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris (Pitchfork)
Rolling Stone: Hear Faith No More's First Release in 17 Years, 'Motherf---er' (Christopher R. Weingarten)

The reunited Faith No More is releasing "Motherfucker," a record store day seven-inch to anticipate their long-awaited seventh studio album

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Redmatrix is a personal publishing (and social networking) platform unlike any you've experienced before. You control access to every
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Pitchfork: Die Antwoord Enlist Marilyn Manson, Jack Black, Flea, Cara Delevingne, More for "Ugly Boy" Video

Die Antwoord have shared the video for "Ugly Boy", from this year's Donker Mag. Directed by Ninja and produced by Yo-Landi Vi$$er, it features the duo doing their usual thing of rapping and singing while looking real, real weird. Only this time, they enlisted a bunch of famous friends to do the same. Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, the ATL Twins, Dita Von Teese, and model Cara Delevingne all show up wearing makeup and/or scar tissue to mug with Ninja and Yo-Landi. (Except for Manson and Von Teese, who basically came as is.)

And, despite internet rumors, that's not Aphex Twin in blackface and the "Hi, My Name is God" sweatshirt. Sorry.
#^ Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now

We're always thrilled to share new music. But this week is a special treat, as some of Alt.Latino's favorite new artists release new music that's driving us crazy (in a good way). We also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cafe Tacvba's album Re — a crucial, seminal record that changed Latin music as we know it.

Any lover of contemporary Latin music will tell you that when Re came out, there was a moment of pause: This is how Latin rock is supposed to sound. It's cool to hear "El Aparato" alongside newer artists who were clearly inspired by the Mexican music legends.

As if that weren't enough to have us happily humming throughout the week, we've got an interview about the new film The Book Of Life with NPR's Mandalit Del Barco. Not only does the film look stellar, but it also features a spine-tingling rendition of Cafe Tacvba's "El Aparato."

So join us for another jam-packed, dance-inducing episode of Alt.Latino — and, as always, let us know what you think in the Comments.


If someone is using my theme Viereinhalb, please git pull. The comment-bbcode-buttons should be fixed now.
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Das selbe kann ich allen sagen, die nicht beim "Deine Lakaien"-Konzert waren.
VICE: Ich war auf der Chemtrail-Demo—als Pilot verkleidet | VICE Deutschland

Ist euch auch schon aufgefallen, dass die Temperatur sinkt, wenn die Sonne untergeht? Und seid ihr auch nicht überzeugt von der Erklärung, dass das eben daran liegt, dass die Sonne untergegangen ist? Dann solltet ihr euch dringend mit Chemtrails befassen.
Über Alphastrahler, Barium-Bomber und die Rothschilds.
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nope ... was a copy/paste-mistake.
Fixed. I killed all "flavours".
Or you could set the following line in the .htconfig.php:
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Light. Nice. Installed.
Miniflux: Miniflux - Minimalist and Open Source News Reader

Version 1.1.4 is released! (September 19, 2014)...
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I got this error from Cron Daemon ... what to do, please?
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Dear all, I need to disable the poller of the helpers forum. Too much errors.
memory_limit is set to 128mb, why do I recieve that much errors? First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

On his 11th album, the Massive Attack star still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona.
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Bekomme diese Meldung oben nach letztem GitPull, erschliesst sich mir allerdings nicht so ganz.
Das ist das Update (von Mike):
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Öhm. Also warten bis der geschlossen ist? First Listen: Interpol, 'El Pintor' (Stephen Thompson)

The New York post-punk band has aged into its polished sound nicely, maintaining its influences (Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, et al) while sounding more distinct from them than ever.


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Pitchfork: Swans Curate Fest Program Featuring Wire, Savages, Ben Frost, Xiu Xiu, More

Le Guess Who? festival will also feature the 24-Hour Dronefest including William Basinski, Stephen O’Malley, Tim Hecker
Watch the documentary about Swans!

YouTube: Swans "The Seer" (Pitchfork)
The Quietus: The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | A Righteous Tale: On Julian Cope's One Three One

Aug Stone hits the accelerator on the Archdrude's 'Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel'
When asked about the complexity of his first novel, V, Thomas Pynchon famously replied 'Why should things be easy to understand?' Julian Cope, it seems, has adopted this motto at maximum volume for his own fiction debut. In the midst of all the drug taking, time travel, and revenge plots, perhaps most confusing is Cope's choice of subject matter: while we all know that in appreciating a work of fiction, it's a mistake to look for too much of the real life behind an aut
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Vimeo: Octave Minds - Symmetry Slice (Octave Minds)

'Symmetry Slice', the first video from "Octave Minds", Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales forthcoming collaborative album.

OCTAVE MINDS are Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales, who first collaborated on the 2010 Chilly Gonzales album "Ivory Tower". This project sees the duo truly melding their musical minds, composing and live-producing together.
88 keys and 808 kicks. ...
DJ Shadow Releases Liquid Amber EP for Free Download

DJ Shadow | Official Website: New Music from DJ Shadow: ‘THE LIQUID AMBER EP’ Streaming Now | DJ Shadow ( Admin)

By Admin | August 11, 2014
I’m pleased to announce THE LIQUID AMBER EP. This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint: LIQUID AMBER. There’s two new songs, “Ghost Town” and “Mob,” and a nifty remix of “Six Days” by Machinedrum. ...
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