Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Of Montreal go Bandstand Busking!

Big thanks to Consequence of Sound for bringing to my attention a great website called Bandstand Busking.

Much along the same lines as the Take Away shows and Black Cab Sessions, the people behind Bandstand Busking shoot videos of bands playing live only this time you've guessed it, on a bandstand in London.

Here's what it says on their website:

"There are loads of bandstands in parks across London, and most of them are looking fairly tattered from lack of use. When did you last see/hear one surrounded by hordes excited by the sounds? ...well we hadn't so we decided to do what we could to change that, to fill the parks once more (at least for a wee while every couple of weeks) with some talented people capable of carrying a tune or two."

They are right. There are a fair few bandstands in London parks and even though I've lived in London for the past 13 years, I've yet to see the point in them, until now...

While Of Montreal were briefly passing through London last week, Bandstand Busking shot them playing Id Engager, An Eluardian Instance and Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse. And here are the results.

ID Engager

An Eluardian Instance

Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse


Cookiemouse said...

Great idea!

chalky said...

I love this too!

Maybe you could create something similar in Amsterdam using the same kind of basic idea :-) Such a beautiful city to film good music.


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