Friday, September 24, 2010

Band of Horses: Wedding singers

You might have noticed my general lack of urgency when it comes to writing The Tube Amp, our monthly blow-by-blow commentary of some interesting Youtube video. I'm gonna be honest with you: It's kind of a pain in the ass to compile, so I'm never eager to get it done. This month, I'm so uneager that I'm going to tell you right here and now that I'm skipping it altogether. I may jump on it again in October--we'll see. But you'll have to go elsewhere for your youtube breakdowns this month.

This is not to say there aren't some Tube Amp-worthy clips floating around. Take, for instance, this clip I found on Captains Dead, a highly recommended music blog and great source for downloadable rarities. The video features Band of Horses playing the tightly-harmonized ballad "Marry Song", from 2007's Cease to Begin. Not only are the playing it, but they're playing it at a wedding. Apparently, some Norwegian couple contacted the band about doing it. And as luck would have it, BOH was in Norway for a festival. How could they say no? Turns out they couldn't, so Ben, Ryan, and Tyler serenaded a church full of Scandinavians.

If the whole "successful band" thing ever flames out, they've got a viable fallback. Seriously though, great to see stuff like this. By the by, I'll be seeing a much less unique performance by the band at the end of next month. Stay tuned.


Adam J. said...

hmmm, i wonder if they'll be in town for new years eve...

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