fleet foxes + la blogotheque: a take away show.

Ah, Fleet Foxes. How do I love thee, let me count the ways. Fleet Foxes are one of the most unbelievably awesome bands ever. They’re not even a band. They’re an experience. They defy description or genre and the sounds of their music are like an elevation into purity.

La Blogotheque and director Vincent Moon have given us a vision as serene and beyond description as Fleet Foxes themselves as part of their mind-numbingly awesome video concert series “A Take Away Show.” Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Efterklang, Vampire Weekend, José Gonzaléz, and Final Fantasy are just some of the crazy amazing artists featured in the series, and if any of them are your thing they are must-watch.

Though, for me, it just doesn’t get much better than Fleet Foxes. Especially when their brilliance has been captured acoustically after sneaking into an abandoned, vaulted-ceilinged wing of one of Paris’ most esteemed buildings – Le Grand Palais. If I ever saw Fleet Foxes live in Paris I think I could probably die after. For now, this will do…

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About the shoot:

“Dream of the impossible and you’ll get something even better. For the Fleet Foxes, we wanted a huge empty place, and impressive, if possible. We wanted echo, we wanted a lot of space, we wanted something unseen. At the Grand Palais, on the central walkways running along the neve where Richard Serra’s monumental pillars were installed, was a door sealed with an iron bar. Behind that door, a disused university and an infinity of corridors, abandoned as if at short notice after a shooting epidemic. A couple of chairs, smashed doors, pigeon dejections on the worn carpets and pigeons flying above our heads, under unreasonably high ceilings.”

Comments

  1. Wow. I love them! Reminds me of neil young/ccr esque. So raw and beautiful.

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