Ivory Circle

(Photo: CPR / Irvin Coffee)

Ivory Circle caught some national attention this year with a remarkable submission to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest. The Denver band's video for "Never Let Me Go" -- which features multiple images of band members spliced into one shot -- made a list of the contest judges' favorite entries (and our list as well). That video landed them a spot on last week's Tiny Desk Concert bill with contest winner Naia Izumi.

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Ivory Circle recently returned to the CPR Performance Studio for the first time since 2014. The band members played three songs -- including "Never Let Me Go" -- and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about why their EP titles are named after triangles, the long process of arranging their vocal harmonies and what the exposure from NPR Music has done for the band.

Stream the session above. Watch Ivory Circle perform "Never Let Me Go" below, and see more videos on our YouTube page.

Songs performed:

  • "Pretend"
  • "Never Let Me Go"
  • "Faces and Colors"