If you haven't heard of it, La Blogotheque is a French weblog that posts videos of visiting bands doing "Takeaway Shows," which they describe thus:

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Menomena on La Blogotheque

If you haven't heard of it, La Blogotheque is a French weblog that posts videos of visiting bands doing "Takeaway Shows," which they describe thus:

"Every week, we give away a session, shot with a band, in an unusual, urban environment.

Sessions are always filmed as a unique shot, without any cut, recorded live. We usually haven’t much time to record them, so the groups have to be spontaneous, to improvise, play with what they have with them, and with their environment, whether there’s a public or not."

My friend sent me Menomena's "Wet and Rusting" today, which is far more touching performed this way than when I last saw them do it, at an incredibly crowded Bumbershoot '07. Here, they play in a courtyard, and some neighborhood children get down to the song. It's pretty much the best thing ever. Enjoy!

I made you a present, you’ll never expect it

And when you unravel the secret will travel...

(P.S. Other excellent performances on the site include Alan Sparhawk singing "Murderer," sans Mimi's harmonizing, and Dean and Britta doing "The Sun is Still Sunny," but I only recommend those if you're having a really emo day.)

 
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