La Blogotheque Take Away Show: Mumford & Sons
As a regular reader of BOT, you probably know that we’ve developed a serious affinity for French music video blog La Blogotheque. Not because of the writing, as I can’t read a lick of French, but because the regular posting of quality videos from a regular rotation of some of my favorite bands in the indie rock world. From Islands to Edward Sharpe, Arcade Fire to Bon Iver, they’re all on there, and they’re continually adding more and more as the weeks go by. One of the most recent videos in the series of Take Away Shows is one from British folk group Mumford & Sons, where they take their already brilliant song “Awake My Soul” and change it up for the video by learning and performing the chorus and a verse of the song completely in French. Nestled in a courtyard in front of an audience of one gazing out her apartment window, the quintet warms up with “The Banjolin Song” before finishing with the aforementioned “Awake My Soul.” I highly recommend spending the next ten minutes with this video… it’ll be the best decision you make all day!
Unfortunately, I had to sell my ticket to their performance in Austin a few weeks back, but I’m determined to see them in the very near future. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll add Houston to their tour itinerary during their next go-around of the States. If so, you’ll definitely see me getting my yolk on!