Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers, Justin Timberlake, and Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons discuss recording “The Auld Triangle” for the soundtrack of Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis in this exclusive excerpt from Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ’Inside Llewyn Davis.’


Spoiler alert: The Punch Brothers came to the Tiny Desk on Chris Thile’s birthday. We made him a cake and gave him an NPR surprise!


Punch Brothers cover The Strokes’ “Reptilia”

The sixth season of A.V. Undercover launches today, with Punch Brothers returning to the series to put an awesome, mandolin-assisted spin on The Strokes’ “Reptilia”

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Helena, don’t walk away
Before you give me back my heart
If it were mine it would be yours to take
I’m sorry I let down my guard, oh Helena

You looked so sweet
I should have seen
While I was playing for fun
You were playing for keeps

You win, I lose, is there some way
You can leave me in your debt
So my girl and I can live to die another day
On that day I won’t forget you, Helena

You’ll look so sweet waiting for me
While I wait for her to give me any reason to leave
Don’t waste your pretty sympathy
She’s gonna be just fine
And, Helena, so will we
So will everything in time

Helena, don’t walk away
Did you hear one word I said
Oh well, I never really liked her anyway
And I forgot her, I’ll forget you, Helena

You’re not that sweet
And neither is she
Go ahead and tell her anything you want
‘Cause, Helena, guys like me never sleep alone at night
I don’t need your sympathy
'Cause I’ll always be just fine

“Twenty-five years ago, before any of them had even reached the 8th grade, three of acoustic music’s most important young voices would debut their talents at a pizza joint in Carlsbad, California. That evening, in a part of the country known more for surfing and earthquakes than bluegrass, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Chris Thile began their journey as Nickel Creek, and acoustic music felt a seismic shift.”

– Ed Helms


Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer - Why Only One?

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