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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Sigur Rós Performs Við spilum endalaust - A Take Away Show in a Paris Cafe

Sigur Ros Take Away Show
The Icelandic foursome known as Sigur Rós was trekking across France when they decided to make a stop in Paris at “a cafe you’d never expect to visit before the age of 60.” It ended up being a great performance if you chose to ignore the awkward/surprised stares from the elderly patrons. Jón Þór Birgisson’s voice is absolutely amazing. I love how the cafe staff people are acting as if it’s normal to have one of the most popular bands of the last several years pop in and play a song.

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Philippe Petit and the Post Modern Crime Caper: A Review of Man on Wire

In passing, I had heard of the man who had walked across the Twin Towers on a tightrope. I racked it in my brain along with equally bizarre feats: the guy who crashed down Niagara Falls in a barrel, Evil Knievel jumping sixteen cars on his motorcycle, David Blaine being David Blaine—they’re all there together. I already knew the outcome; he made it across. It’s interesting and all, but I was skeptical of Man On Wire, a feature length documentary that focuses entirely on a single fleeting moment. Does the tightrope walker, Philippe Petit have a drug addiction and in his recovery realizes that he must fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a circus performer? Is he doing this as a means for funding an expensive surgery for his terminally ill child? Is it an extreme method for conquering his fear of heights? How is filmmaker James Marsh possibly going to engage me with ninety-four minutes of tightrope walking, and what melodramatic background story was he going to try and scam me with?

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