The Internet: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

  • Ajoutée 29 sept. 2015
  • September 29, 2015 by TIMMHOTEP AKU
    The Internet is both an anomaly and a sign of the times. No, I'm not talking about the actual Internet you're using to read this text (though that Internet is pretty special, too), I'm talking about the L.A. band featuring founding members Syd The Kid (vocals/production) and Matt Martians (keys/ production), as well as Pat Paige (bass), Jameel Bruner (keys) and Chris Smith (drums).
    The band might just be the oddest thing to come from Odd Future, the collective known for its irreverence - and, of course, for making hip-hop. The Internet doesn't stand out from the rest of Odd Future because of any over-the-top antics, but because they make great R&B music. Beautiful, textured, enveloping R&B. Sure, the swagger of hip-hop is apparent in Syd's songwriting and the swing of the beats, but that doesn't mean it's adulterated - theirs is some of the most refreshing neo-soul to come out in years, and it's created by a band whose members were small children or not even born when the subgenre came to be in the mid- to late '90s. That's where the sign-of-the-times part comes in; while some decry the death of musicianship at the hands of samplers, drum machines and computer programs, we need look no further than the L.A. band for evidence to the contrary.
    Seeing is believing, so the band stopped by NPR's D.C. offices for a Tiny Desk performance that'll give you a taste of the new Ego Death and a song from 2013's Feel Good. Watch the performance and put your Internet service to good use.
    Ego Death is available now.
    Set List
    "Get Away"
    "Under Control"
    Producers: Timmhotep Aku, Josh Rogosin, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Walker, Julia Reihs, Cameron Robert; photo by Lani Milton/NPR
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Commentaires • 1 677

  • Ivy Singletary
    Ivy Singletary Il y a 4 jours

    I love the Internet so much! Real talent all around. The vocals and instrumentation are the best.

  • S OB
    S OB Il y a 5 jours

    tiny desk can we have the internet AGAIN? pls

  • Tatiana Gentil
    Tatiana Gentil Il y a 7 jours

    I want to date Syd, she's awesome

  • Alex
    Alex Il y a 20 jours +1

    We need a second TDC from them now that "Hive Mind" is out

  • Hunter Jessup
    Hunter Jessup Il y a 23 jours

    I miss Kintaro and wish Steve Lacy was there

  • Joseph Headen
    Joseph Headen Il y a 24 jours

    Where steve lacy at?

  • mija
    mija Il y a 24 jours

    You should invite them back! They've grown so much in the past four years since this performance.

  • Takeshia Davis
    Takeshia Davis Il y a 26 jours

    Where is the guitarist/bass player ?😟

  • Road Rage
    Road Rage Il y a 28 jours

    1:02 looks like craig on FRIDAY he smoke his first joint lmfao

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams Il y a mois +1

    We need an updated version of The Internet Tiny Desk

  • TrueCrimeRIP
    TrueCrimeRIP Il y a mois

    Oh shiiit i would have loved to hear her without the sour throat and flu viruses on her voice!

  • Temica390 Tepp
    Temica390 Tepp Il y a mois

    they are the shit !!! her voice does me in

  • dayshawna
    dayshawna Il y a mois

    i’m so upset steve wasn’t here. can they please do this again

  • Absurd Hero
    Absurd Hero Il y a mois

    I miss Jameel Bruner on the keys

  • KMichelle KMichelle
    KMichelle KMichelle Il y a mois

    The Bomb!!

  • tanisha watts
    tanisha watts Il y a mois

    I can listen to this band all day in fact I do at work 😍

  • Hilton Braithwaite
    Hilton Braithwaite Il y a mois

    I'm Digging The Vibrations!

  • Myy US
    Myy US Il y a mois +2

    they should do another one in 2019

  • Leonidas L
    Leonidas L Il y a mois

    yes yess yessss

  • 수수마리
    수수마리 Il y a mois

  • Sandra Torres
    Sandra Torres Il y a mois +2


  • Tandem Nation
    Tandem Nation Il y a mois

    The Chords and that Nord Electro 3 LORD GOD!!!

  • Oluwadamilola Adekunle

    Now she wanna fuck with me (fuck with me)
    Live a life of luxury, models in my money trees
    Such beautiful company
    Fuck a 9 to 5 I'm seeing dollar signs
    But I'm still driving around in my old whip
    Still living at home, got issues with my
    Old chick she blowin' up my phone
    Talkin 'bout some bullshit
    Like who's this, who's that
    Could be worse
    So to calm her nerves
    I just tell her
    Roll up an L and light it
    Let's go to space
    Be my co, I'll be the pilot
    Let's get away
    Baby let's get away
    Money doesn't grow from trees
    Maybe we can make believe today
    All I need is company
    Rest assure I got it babe
    Working for the finer things (finer things)
    Getting in all kind of ways
    [?] under my champagne
    Every day we celebrate (celebrate)
    Fuck your little phones a million ain't enough
    But I'm still driving around in my old whip
    Still living at home, got
    Issues with my new chick
    She blowin' up my phone
    Now all I hear is womp' womp', womp' womp' (womp' womp')
    But it could be worse
    Girl calm your nerves I want you to
    Roll up an L and light it
    Let's go to space
    Be my co i'll be the pilot
    Let's get away
    Baby let's get away
    Money doesn't fall from trees
    Maybe we can make believe today
    All I need is company
    And the rest is yours, I promise babe
    If money don't
    B 31 through 60, B 31 through 60 welcome on aboard

  • Spifflorde
    Spifflorde Il y a mois

    I’m hoping to perform here one day. Also the internet is timeless, beautiful music truly!

  • Escobar Pablo
    Escobar Pablo Il y a mois

    She have a amaizing voice😳😳

  • Graham Cowley
    Graham Cowley Il y a 2 mois

    That bass is so tight

  • allisya
    allisya Il y a 2 mois

    where was steve?

  • Jianni Singh
    Jianni Singh Il y a 2 mois

    Where Steve???

  • Laura Marković
    Laura Marković Il y a 2 mois

    so talented

  • Jessica Fields
    Jessica Fields Il y a 2 mois +2

    Omg i love this!! My first time ever hearing them, instant fan

  • Bruno Tortorello
    Bruno Tortorello Il y a 2 mois

    do one with the contortionist please

  • Chris Paul Jordan
    Chris Paul Jordan Il y a 2 mois

    props to Black musicians, just props props props

  • Marcus Mousavi
    Marcus Mousavi Il y a 2 mois

    Steve Lacy!

  • Vacharasak Pechkul
    Vacharasak Pechkul Il y a 2 mois +1

    Tasty!! ❤️👍🏼

  • John Woodberry
    John Woodberry Il y a 2 mois

    An------d more gay shit. #nevamind!--osar

  • Edifyingart channel
    Edifyingart channel Il y a 2 mois

    not bad at all, because bands like the internet seem to usually trade off the non-binary agenderality of the lead singer. but the music is not so bad, not amazing, but not bad, most lesbian stuff is more about alanis morrisette, and joan armitrading, though, bit tracy chapman, and so on

  • Janice Santos
    Janice Santos Il y a 2 mois


  • Almighty Syte
    Almighty Syte Il y a 3 mois

    These guys are beautiful...the bands music is exactly what I need to hear and Syd's voice is the cherry on top
    God bless the Internet

  • Forest Hawk
    Forest Hawk Il y a 3 mois

    That high note tho

  • Thanasis Athanasiou
    Thanasis Athanasiou Il y a 3 mois

    Thats some next level smooth

  • Leydi Itzel
    Leydi Itzel Il y a 3 mois


  • Drive Slow
    Drive Slow Il y a 3 mois

    7:00 acoustic version of Dontcha is so cool...

  • Brittany Tevid
    Brittany Tevid Il y a 3 mois


  • Infamouz Art
    Infamouz Art Il y a 3 mois +1

    Y’all should have them come back

  • ciali
    ciali Il y a 3 mois

    syd's lil sick voice

  • Jade Virgo
    Jade Virgo Il y a 3 mois

    This version of Get Away is DOPE 🔥

  • Shannon Simmons
    Shannon Simmons Il y a 3 mois +4

    Man I absolutely love the internet.

  • Ethan Gray
    Ethan Gray Il y a 3 mois

    Where’s Steve lacy??


    They are so dope I would love to perform with them on a track or on stage I love the way they get down with their live band

  • Kalli Whxre
    Kalli Whxre Il y a 3 mois

    Willow smith tiny desk convert?

  • Manjing Hennessy
    Manjing Hennessy Il y a 3 mois

    Love this

  • Miriam Eclipse
    Miriam Eclipse Il y a 3 mois

    Good god they are talented

  • geary wimberly
    geary wimberly Il y a 3 mois

    I just discovered y’all and I’m a FAN!!!! This is some Bad Mother Shut yo mouth shit.

  • Pedro Henrique Sousa
    Pedro Henrique Sousa Il y a 3 mois

    cade o steve lacy

  • itscharles
    itscharles Il y a 4 mois

    Awesome seeing you guys live three times in a year

  • Crystal A
    Crystal A Il y a 4 mois

    Got hos?

  • Gessé Celestino
    Gessé Celestino Il y a 4 mois

    I come through Anderson Paak. This is hot, man

  • theno tshabalala
    theno tshabalala Il y a 4 mois

    AINCH! 🌻☀️🔥🔥

  • Audrey Mccall
    Audrey Mccall Il y a 4 mois

    Yeah, I love it 🥰 Yup Syd you’ve done it! Officially in love with The Internet🖤🖤

  • Lolop Callulu
    Lolop Callulu Il y a 4 mois

    this is literally it and a half, I've been supporting y'all for years now!!!