In what feels like a rare moment of stripped-down grace for the band, of Montreal have uploaded a new video to their YouTube channel of The Beach Boys song “Little Bird.” It’s more of a one-man affair in the truest sense of the word, with lead-singer Kevin Barnes playing out the song with his guitar as another video plays over him. I can surprisingly announce that this video is completely safe for work. Watch it below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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