I heard that Sigur Rós was coming out with a new album, so I went to their site and they have this little video on the front page that I found moving, for some reason. I’ve always appreciated their ability to create beautiful soundscapes, and I’m sure the new album will increase my appreciation. I just thought I’d share the video:
“The show that we’re creating for Jónsi is a cross between a film, an art installation, a theater performance, and a live gig, and it will be unlike anything an audience has seen before.”
James Mercer from The Shins and Danger Mouse got together and made some music. Apparently they called it Broken Bells. And it was very good.
Here’s a video of one my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers, performing a three-song acoustic set at the offices of NPR Music. These guys embody much of what I love about music: its potential to open up new possibilities, to re-awaken deep longings, to remind us what it means to be human, etc. etc. Take 15 minutes during your lunch break and check it out. (And imagine how cool it would be to have a band play music like this in every office over the lunch hour!)
Check out this video of a bunch of middle-schoolers singing Coldplay. It was striking to me how un-self-conscious these kids are. Nobody is trying to be cool or checking out what others are doing, they are all simply enjoying an act of corporate creativity. And check out the passion of that music teacher! The whole thing is just beautiful.
ht: Tim Keel