Sunday, January 18, 2009

MUSIC: Why I Love SNL...

Two things that any great band needs. 1) A critically acclaimed album. 2) An appearence on SNL. For Seatlle based harmonizers, Fleet Foxes, you can check those off.

Recently, music critics over at Pitchfork named their EP, Sun Giant, and their debut record, Fleet Foxes, as the co-number one records of 2008. So that's a done deal.

Then there was tonights rather dissapointing episode of SNL. Outside of a really funny Gitmo skit, the real stars of the night, Fleet Foxes. Check out the bands special "take away show" performance of Sun Giant and Blue Ridge Mountain below...

Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Check out the "Take Away Show" website here or at

The Take away shows are la Blogotheque’s first video podcasts.

Every week, we invite an artist or a band to play in the streets, in a bar, a park, or even in a flat or in an elevator, and we film the whole session. Of course, what makes the beauty of it is all the little incidents, hesitations, and crazy stuff happening unexpectingly. Besides, we do not edit the videos so they look perfectly flawless, instead we keep the raw sound of the surroundings. Our goal is to try and capture instants, film the music just like it happens, without preparation, without tricks. Spontaneity is the keyword.

The Take away shows exist since April 2006. There was Chryde, who wanted to shake things up and find another way to share music, and there was Vincent Moon, who wanted to film music differently. Chryde offered Moon to go and film musicians in the city, Moon seized the idea and glorified it. Since then, other directors across the world joined this project, and we plan to extend it worldwide.

Pretty awesome eh? If you like the band, check out White Winter Hymnal HERE for free download...

Go see something good!

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