Although bandleader Sadie Dupuis’ other project Sad13 did play a Tiny Desk (Home) concert back in 2020, bringing her main band to the Tiny Desk was a decade in the making — literally. As Dupuis recalls, the band were first invited to the office in 2013, but schedule conflicts (and no time to rehearse) meant they had to politely decline for the time being.
Speedy Ortiz’s request to “do it later” ended up taking quite a while, but their long-awaited Tiny Desk Concert is worth the wait. With seven players total, the band’s four-song set spanned their entire discography, playing one song from each of their albums: “The Graduates” from 2015’s Foil Deer, “Scabs” from Rabbit Rabbit, “Lucky 88” from 2018’s Twerp Verse, and “Plough” from their debut LP Major Arcana.
Watch Speedy Ortiz’s entire Tiny Desk Concert below.
Rabbit Rabbit is out Friday, September 1st, and Speedy Ortiz will celebrate it with a lengthy North American tour; grab tickets to a show here. The band also recently participated in our Crate Digging series, telling us the 10 Philadelphia albums they think every music fan should own.