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.