Holy shit! How in the holy hell did NPR get Wilco to play a Tiny Desk Concert? Usually, they get smaller, indie bands looking for the publicity.
“For young acts, that sort of appearance can be about reaching new fans. But for Wilco, it’s about pleasing those who’ve come to care passionately about the music,” NPR writes. “Even at a seemingly comfortable point in its brilliant career, Wilco has an abundance of both fire and craft. As you’ll see in this Tiny Desk performance, the group’s songs still glow beautifully when stripped of their pyrotechnics.”
This is a perfect way to spend a glorious autumnal afternoon. Really wish NPR would start recording these sets for download. Seems like a no-brainer.