Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Black Cab Sessions

I have a dirty little secret. And I am ashamed to admit that I have kept it to myself for this long! Despite being so delayed in spreading the news, I will tell you about this absolutely brilliant website called Black Cab Sessions. The producers of Just So Films pile artists into the back of black cabs in London to sing one of their songs acoustically or a cappella. For whatever the reasons, the acoustics are perfect and sometimes the lighting is just pristine. They have hauled around everyone from Ryan Adams to Brian Wilson, and Death Cab for Cutie, to lesser knowns like King Creosote, Phosphorescent, and Slow Club. I have stumbled across so many great bands through them and was proud to see that they were named one of the Top 10 Music Websites of 2008 by The Independent (UK Newspaper). 

And finally! After a year or so of this project in the UK, they are making their way to the United States- hooray! And in keeping with the theme, they will continue to film in the back of black cabs. Honestly, I think they should go for the yellow taxi, but why change now? So, if you or someone you know happens to have a black cab hanging out in a garage, and are willing to loan it for a shoot or two, you may just end up with the likes of The Kings of Leon in your backseat! Or even better, a young, not yet known band that you come to love. Now, how smart is that?

1 comment:

  1. Maddie, what a great find! Truly the highlight of my terribly mundane day. I am sure I will find some new bands to keep an eye on. Let us all know when they make their debut in the states :)