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Nearing itâ€™s fifth year under the close guidance of Vincent Moon, the Take Away Show already produced hundreds of music video clip sessions with bands like Liars, R.E.M, Arcade Fire, Sigur RÃ³s, Caribou, Architecture in Helsinki, The Shins, White Rabbits, Sufjan Stevens, Tom Jones, Phoenix, Yo La Tengo, and Block Party.
Those simplistic, informal, yet masterfully shot high-production captures of some of todayâ€˜s greatest music is made available to everyone each week as an artist or a band is invited by La Blogotheque, a French music blog, to perform.
The sessions, fully improvised, are filmed in a multitude of environments be it a street, a crowded elevator, random bus, boat with mariachi band, an office, grocery store. The unusually staged and live performances with its rough and demo-like feel, stand in opposition to the artifice of the traditional music videos and represent the foundersâ€™ vision of a single-take, organic acoustic sessions.
The Take Away Shows are a product of a unique collaboration between the Parisian filmmaker Vincent Moon (director to numerous of R.E.Mâ€™s music and video projects) and Chryde, founder of La Blogotheque, both of which wanted to shake things up and find a new way to film and share music.
Soon, what started as a unique way of capturing bands performing live at ad-hoc venues, usually in or around the streets of Paris, turned into an international project with artists from all corners of the world and itâ€™s first Take Away Show (featuring The Spinto Band from Wilmington, Delaware) released in April of 2006. Be sure to check up on La Blogothequeâ€™ s new international film project, Temporary Areas.
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