Throughout 2011, we’ve had the privilege of working with some incredible artists who have taken part in a wide variety of Paste
sessions. From inside a historic military fort to on board a Ferris Wheel
, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico to our offices in Decatur, Ga., we captured hundreds of videos. Here are our 25 favorites.
20. Typhoon – “The Common Sentiment”
The Paste Ruins could barely hold this 13-person ensemble when we gathered them together to record a song during Newport Folk Festival. We only managed to actually fit 10 of Typhoon’s 13 members into our main recording room inside Fort Adams (the horn sections played from the adjacent room), but the triumphant and soaring chorus rang in a unified fashion throughout the old military base.
19. Over The Rhine – “Rave On”
As Ohioan folk rock outfit Over The Rhine toured in support of their latest record The Long Surrender, the husband and wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist made their way through Atlanta to perform at the Variety Playhouse. Paste stopped by before their set to record and film their soundcheck.
18. Sondre Lerche – “Domino”
Watch Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche perform a stripped-down, solo version of “Domino” at our Paste Party in Austin during this past March’s SXSW.
17. Frightened Rabbit – “Scottish Winds”
Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit have been favorites of the Paste staff for quite some time now. So when Scott Hutchinson and his bandmates stopped by in August to film and record a session, it was hardly a surprise that they were greeted with such enthusiasm (as one fellow staff member put it, it was editor-in-chief Josh Jackson’s Rex Manning Day).
16. Kopecky Family Band – “My Way”
In 2011, few bands have captured our attention more than Kopecky Family Band. The Nashville band wowed us back in March with a captivating performance at our SXSW parties in Austin, Texas.