Mumford & Sons On La Blogotheque

La Blogotheque had yet another one of their rousing live sessions posted recently with a new video from indie-folksters Mumford & Sons.  The 8 minute long video features the band playing two songs in a back alley in Paris.  The highlight for me is a captivating version of “Awake My Soul” with a French language variation on the chorus thrown in to please an onlooking French fan.  A pretty comical exchange between band leader Marcus Mumford and a Frenchman about proper translation/pronunciation at the beginning of the video is also worth your time.  The Frenchies strike again.

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Download: Mumford & Sons – Awake My Soul [MP3]

Bloc Party On Take Away

If you haven’t seen the video yet of Bloc Party performing an acoustic version of “This Modern Love” behind a bar in Paris, I suggest you watch it now.  The video was shot and produced by the La Blogotheque website as part of their excellent Take Away Shows series.  The older tune is a reminder that Bloc party wrote some outstanding songs for Silent Alarm and their new album pales in comparison.  Maybe they should’ve just made an acoustic album and not the techno/dance rubbish that is Intimacy?