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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Shins rove the streets of Paris

La Blogotheque has one of the coolest concepts of capturing live music out there, alongside Daytrotter. Both are run by independent music lovers who entice fantastic bands to perform exclusively for them in a natural setting for the enjoyment of their readers via the magic of the internet.

They coax these intimate and laid-back performances from a range of folks, and then share the resulting songs with us. I could not help but smile for this whole bouncy, swirling, impressionistic serenade from The Shins as they walked the streets of the Montmartre district of Paris with their acoustic guitars, like the best kind of strolling troubadours. Sheer brilliance.

Uploaded by lablogotheque

And the audio rip:
Gone For Good (Montmartre acoustic street version) - The Shins



At April 22, 2007 1:22 PM, Blogger c said...

i love the way they shoot those. the arcade fire one on blogothequet was tres cool, too.

At April 25, 2007 11:22 AM, Anonymous Gary Shandling said...

Thanks for this. There's nothing like hearing stripped-down versions of your favorite songs.

Surprisingly, the Paris crowds didn't seem to recognize them like you think they would.

At April 30, 2007 7:47 AM, Blogger Slush said...

excellent, thanks!

At May 02, 2007 1:09 AM, Blogger Philip said...

Cool video. I notice the use of an Epiphone Aj-500r guitar by the Shins. That's a $650 NEW. One of the new all solid wood masterbilt series. Interesting he's using that when he can afford anything he wants. It is accompanes by a $2000 epi Mcartney Texan. I actually own a masterbilt aj like this one, glad to see I have similar tastes the Shins.


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