Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Local Natives + foreign soil = amazing video

Just a quick post to point out the above clip of Local Natives performing for an episode of "The Take Away Shows" for La Blogotheque. I saw the Los Angeles-based band play at The Mod Club in Toronto last October and was heartily impressed by their live chops, but this performance of Gorilla Manor track "Who Knows Who Cares" is really something to behold. Shot in a shopping arcade known as the Passage Vivienne in Paris, France, the creative staging, raw energy, and imaginative reworking of the track culminated in a performance that actually gave me the chills once it reached its climax. And the sound! It may owe a lot to the fantastic acoustics, but the sound when the band is all together at the end is really phenomenal. Give it a look and tell me what you think. You can also view a full, uncut version at watchyoursteps.net.

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