Thursday, September 9, 2010

Video: Bandwidth Sessions - The National

The last video I posted just there showed Kittser on the streets of Belfast courtesy of The Bandwidth Sessions and low and behold they've also worked with none other than The National. Way back in 2008, Bandwidth got Matt Berninger and co in for a stripped down version of a few tracks and the result is truly special with Berninger's distinctive baritone suiting the acoustics perfectly.

They stole the (slow) show at Electric Picnic last weekend and I honestly cannot wait to see them in the Olympia this coming December. Tickets, priced at around €30 go on sale tomorrow (10th September) and will be gone in minutes in all likelihood such is the continually growing stature of the Ohio natives.

The National - Apartment Story (Part 1 of 3) from Bandwidth on Vimeo.

The National - Slow Show (Part 2 of 3) from Bandwidth on Vimeo.

The National - You've Done It Again Virginia (Part 3 of 3) from Bandwidth on Vimeo.

Video: David Kitt - Deadly Sound Underground

This is a brilliant version of David Kitt's 'Say No More', which was originally on his 2006 LP Not Fade Away. Slightly spruced up, yet ultimately toned down, the video shows Kittser strolling through the streets of Belfast with only his acoustic guitar (and camera man) for company. There's something quite endearing about these types of videos; with the minimal, almost naked approach allowing for a level of empathy and appreciation not usually found in your average promo-vid. And it sure helps that it's a great track also. Here's hoping for a new album from him sometime soon.

BANDWIDTH / David Kitt / "Say No More" from Bandwidth on Vimeo.