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Hamilton Leithauser & Family: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

This is the most adorable thing you may see all day.

Hamilton Leithauser has gathered his father, his daughters, his wife and two nieces for a family affair that warmed my heart. Known best as the The Walkmen singer, Hamilton Leithauser plays songs from his 2020 solo album, appropriately titled The Loves of Your Life, while the children sing backup and dance on haystacks. Joy exudes. And there's not just one Tiny Desk in the shot — look closely for a second tinier one. Happy Father's Day, everyone.


  • "In a Black Out"
  • "The Garbage Men"
  • "Here They Come"
  • "The Stars of Tomorrow"
  • "Isabella"

    Hamilton Leithauser: vocals, guitar; Anna Stumpf: congas; Georgiana Leithauser: vocals; Frederika Leithauser: vocals; May McIntosh: vocals; Lucy McIntosh: vocals; Mark Leithauser: harmonica


    Videographers: Anna Leithauser and Bryan Leithauser; Video Editors: Hamilton Leithauser, Georgiana Leithauser, and Frederika Leithauser; Producer: Bob Boilen; Audio Mastering Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Video Producer: Maia Stern; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

    Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

    In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.