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Watch Weyes Blood Perform Three Songs in a Tiny Desk Concert

Titanic Rising Out Now via Sub Pop

Dec 11, 2019 Weyes Blood
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Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) released a new album, Titanic Rising, back in April via Sub Pop, her first album for the label. Now she has stopped by NPR Music to perform three songs as part of their Tiny Desk Concert series. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Mering and her backing band performed “Andromeda,” “Wild Time,” and “Picture Me Better.” Watch the session below.

Pick up our current print issue (the My Favorite Album Issue) to read our interview with Weyes Blood on her all-time favorite album.

Titanic Rising was our joint Album of the Week and you can read our rave review of it here.

Titanic Rising includes “Andromeda,” a new song she shared in January that was one of our Songs of the Week. When the album was announced Weyes Blood shared a self-directed slasher movie video for the new song “Everyday,” which was our #1 Song of the Week. The album cover was photographed in a bedroom fully submerged in water, with no CGI. Video was also shared of Weyes Blood performing a new song from the album, “Something to Believe,” at Pitchfork’s Midwinter Festival in Chicago. Then she shared another new song, “Movies,” via a self-directed video in which a movie theater audience magically jump into the film they are watching. “Movies” was also one of our Songs of the Week. Weyes Blood also recently sang guest vocals on a song by Drugdealer, “Honey.” Once the album was released album track “Wild Time” was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then she stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform “Everyday.”

In a previous press release Mering described Titanic Rising as “The Kinks meet WWII or Bob Seger meets Enya.”

Weyes Blood’s last album, Front Row Seat to Earth, made it all the way to #9 on our Top 100 Albums of 2016 list.

Read our interview with Weyes Blood on Front Row Seat to Earth (from our Best of 2016 Issue).

Also read our The End interview with Weyes Blood about endings and death.

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