Music

Daughter: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | Oct. 22, 2013 7:05 a.m.

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Stephen Thompson

Daughter performs a Tiny Desk Concert in August 2013.

Daughter performs a Tiny Desk Concert in August 2013.

Chloe Coleman, NPR

Daughter first popped up on our radar when we heard the London band’s song “Landfill” while preparing for SXSW early last year: Achingly pretty and melancholy, the track builds to an absolute gut-punch of a line — “I want you so much, but I hate your guts” — that conjures a pitch-perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.

The group has since released a full-length album, this year’s lovely If You Leave, but Daughter was kind enough to resuscitate “Landfill” for this stripped-down performance at the Tiny Desk. As you’ll see and hear, that aforementioned gut-punch is a recurring specialty for the band: In all three of these sad, searing songs, singer Elena Tonra showcases a remarkable gift for coolly but approachably dishing out weary words that resonate and devastate.

Set List

 

 

  • “Youth”


 

 

  • “Landfill”

 

 

  • 
”Tomorrow”

 

 

Credits

Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius, Stephen Thompson; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Parker Miles Blohm, Chloe Coleman, Denise DeBelius; photo by Chloe Coleman/NPR

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