Fleet Foxes Perform "Sun Giant" and "Blue Ridge Mountains" in Paris [VIDEO]

Fleet Foxes

The indie-folk heroes from Seattle are at it once again, this time performing in and around Paris, France for La Blogotheque‘s Take Away Show. In this raw performance, Fleet Foxes show us just how versatile they really are. They perform two songs in this clip: “Sun Giant,” which is off of Sun Giant EP, and “Blue Ridge Mountains,” which is off of their self-titled debut album.

“Sun Giant” sounds great, but “Blue Ridge Mountains” sounds utterly remarkable, due to the acoustics. The unbelievably high ceilings and concrete floors/walls of an abandoned section of the Grand Palais (a huge exhibition hall in Paris that was built over 100 years ago) help create the cathedral-like sound. Whenever I listened to Fleet Foxes, I always imagined them recording in a place like this for some reason. I think it’s because they always tend to sing acappella in the middle of a song, and it sounds echoey, like in a cathedral. Anyway, take a look at the video.

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Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Performs 'This Modern Love' Live in Paris

Bloc Party After being spotted outside of Place de la Bourse in Paris, Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke was asked to perform a song by the guys who run La Blogotheque. After 25 minutes of gentle coaxing, the notoriously shy Okereke finally agreed to perform “This Modern Love,” one of the hit songs from Bloc Party’s 2005 debut album Silent Alarm. What followed next was 5 minutes of one of the coolest, most sincere renditions of a Bloc Party song that I’ve ever heard. From La Blogotheque:

“We cut, during the editing, because it took us 25 minutes to talk them into doing it. Just enought time to stop him from running away, go get Russel, decide what song they were going to play. When Kele eventually started singing, Colin was pressed against him, and it felt like he was jumping from a diving-board too high for him… He caught us off-guard. Everyone was speechless. There’s nothing more to add. Five minutes of rare sincerity, two artists doing something with no safety net and without really understanding why. They took that risk, and that’s what we thank them for.”

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