The 15 Best Paste Live Videos of 2012

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Obviously, we at Paste are fans of live music. From witnessing the performance tradition at Newport Folk Festival to scouting out new bands at SXSW, we're always after the next great concert experience. And we're often able to document these amazing performances. Whether we've sought them out at festivals or they've been kind enough to grace us with their presence at the Paste office, here are the 15 best live videos we recorded this year.

5. Of Monsters and Men – “Mountain Sound”
These harmonizing Icelandic folk musicians used several voices and even more instruments to show us that their track “Mountain Sound” was as infectious in person as it is on their album.

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player 4. Dawes and Ben Sollee – “I Dig Love”
Maybe it's just the trashcan percussion, but something about this clip of Dawes and
Ben Sollee feels like a friendly last-minute collaboration that could have happened between old friends at a low-key party.

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player 3. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
In Austin during our SXSW party,
The Lumineers ventured out from their stage setup to play hit song “Ho Hey” from among the crowd. Check out the gleeful fans as they sing along in a spot right beside the action.

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player 2. Vintage Trouble – “Blues Hand Me Down”
Vintage Trouble  has had quite a year, but before they set out on tour with The Who the guys were kind enough to bring their crowd-pleasing show to out party at SXSW. The set was rowdy and fun from start to finish, but check out this clip of “Blues Hand Me Down” and you'll get the idea.

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player 1. First Aid Kit – “Emmylou”
The sweet harmonies of this duo had the perfect backdrop at
Newport Folk Festival among the rustic Paste Ruins and the long-standing musical tradition. This rendition of “Emmylou” really captures the talents these ladies' vocal talents.

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