The two songs here from Sky Full of Holes — "The Summer Place" and "A Dip in the Ocean," each of which takes a sideways look at leisure — both sound rewardingly catchy and appropriately sunny. November 17, 2020 • NPR hide caption. Ben was a long admirer of Adam's music and sings us one of his favorite Fountains of Wayne songs, as well as a song Ben wrote for The Monkees' Good Times album, a record that Adam produced. Today we remember the legacy of Adam Schlesinger, who graced the Tiny Desk with Fountains of Wayne back in 2011. ", And with that, the heavy-hearted Death Cab for Cutie frontman performs his newly written song from America's first coronavirus hotspot, Seattle. hide caption, November 9, 2020 • Thompson joked that the musician, folk singer Laura Gibson, should just perform at Boilen's desk.A month later Boilen arranged for her to do just that, making an impromptu recording and posting it online. Fountains of Wayne's fine new album, Sky Full of Holes, keeps coming back to those unfulfilled dreams, no matter how breezily Collingwood and company package them. NPR Tigran Hamasyan plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. ", We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. hide caption. But even that song is infused with a melancholy churn: Sure, "Stacy's Mom" makes light of adolescent desire and delusion, but songwriters Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger still find a way to relate to the raw, unrequited want that exists at the core of every undersexed teenager — and in the spirit of everyone who's ever felt that way. Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of … Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. NPR NPR "Hello, this is Ben Gibbard, welcome to Tiny Desk, Seattle style. But it's also the name of a New York quartet. 29.08.2018 Fountains Of Wayne: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 29.08.2018 Passion Pit: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 29.08.2018 Lord Huron: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert November 25, 2020 • Host Liane Hansen speaks with Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger, co-founders of the pop band Fountains of Wayne. Mickey Guyton plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. Michael Kiwanuka plays a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. RomanticHeroX. Oct 14, 2020 #2 ... Forgot about Ben Folds Tiny desk! KEM plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. November 16, 2020 • Last edited: Oct 14, 2020. onadesertedisland. NPR hide caption. The talented Canadian composer and songwriter creates an ensemble in their bedroom for our Tiny Desk quarantine series. The band is best known for its 2003 Grammy-nominated single "Stacy's Mom Career 1995–1999. But the real knockouts are two wistful highlights from past albums: the unstoppably gorgeous "Valley Winter Song" (from Welcome Interstate Managers) and the decade-old sort-of encore "Troubled Times" (from Utopia Parkway). All in all, I found this to be profoundly moving, and a fitting trio of songs that mark a unique and troubling time in our history. hide caption. The song is called "Life in Quarantine," and it's not only portrait of his city's current state; it's a gift to that city. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, bringing you performances from across the … November 10, 2020 • Fountains Of Wayne: Tiny Desk Concert. The leader of Big Thief performs five songs from a camper in Joshua Tree for our Tiny Desk quarantine series. It speaks well of this Tiny Desk Concert that Fountains of Wayne's set pokes around in a few gray areas; its four songs showcase a band with tremendous narrative gifts and a … It speaks well of this Tiny Desk Concert that Fountains of Wayne's set pokes around in a few gray areas; its four songs showcase a band with tremendous narrative gifts and a real flair for subtle beauty. The band consisted of Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter, and Brian Young. Ben is donating money from streaming and purchases to Aurora Commons, a self-described "welcoming space for our unhoused neighbors.". Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances … Member. 14:30 29.08.2018 Fountains Of Wayne: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 10:58 29.08.2018 Passion Pit: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 18:29 29.08.2018 Lord Huron: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert November 23, 2020 • Fountains of Wayne was an American rock band that formed in New York City in 1995. The first Tiny Desk Concert came about in 2008 after Boilen and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson left a bar show frustrated that they couldn't hear the music over the crowd noise. hide caption. NPR We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020. Oct 27, 2017 179. It speaks well of this performance that Fountains of Wayne's set pokes around in a few gray areas; its four songs showcase a band with tremendous narrative gifts and a real flair for subtle beauty. The award-winning pianist performs three solo songs from his home in Armenia. Fountains Of Wayne: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Huffduffed by coldbrain on August 23rd, 2016 It speaks well of this performance that Fountains of Wayne’s set pokes around in a few gray areas; its four songs showcase a band with tremendous narrative gifts and a real flair for subtle beauty. Shirley Collins plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. Country music's breakout star of 2020 performs three songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert, including "Black Like Me. A trio of musicians gather at Aaron Copland's longtime home. Watch them play the iconic American composer's music at his own piano and beside his own writing desk. November 13, 2020 • History. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. NPR Taken as a body of work, Schlesinger's creative output was astounding. Copland House plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. hide caption. Member. * - credit to Kenji Lopez-Alt for this greeting . NPR Michael Katzif, Bob Boilen (cameras); edited by Michael Katzif; audio by Kevin Wait; photo by Amanda Steen/NPR, Mulatto plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR And as if there weren't enough sadness, Ben performs an homage to songwriter and musician Adam Schlesinger of the band Fountains of Wayne, who passed away on April 1 from complications due to COVID-19. Mark Jenkins reviews the band's new recording Utopia Parkway. I've been listening to them A LOT over the past few weeks because hearing their music always makes me feel good. The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Watch her perform five songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert. hide caption. He destroys the piano during the last song. The R&B veteran performs three songs from his latest album for our Tiny Desk quarantine series. The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Fountains of Wayne has always been slightly miscast as a chipper band of power-pop ironists, thanks in part to the omnipresence of the 2003 novelty hit "Stacy's Mom." November 24, 2020 • The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert. Fountains of Wayne was supposed to play only three songs at the NPR Music offices, but Collingwood could be overheard rehearsing "Troubled Times" in the men's room beforehand, and there was no way we could let him leave without playing it. hide caption. For today's "not guilty just pleasure" post, rather than just share one song, I'm going to share a Tiny Desk concert from 2013. It's four songs by Fountains of Wayne. "Fountains of Wayne" is the name of a shop in Wayne, New Jersey. The soul legend isn't letting quarantine slow him down. British folk singer Shirley Collins is a living legend. hide caption. Don Bryant plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. I hope watching this little concert helps you feel better too.