Music Review: Fleet Foxes

April 9, 2008

I haven’t made an entry about music in far too long.


I want to delve into this new band I have been listening to called Fleet Foxes. They are a Seattle based five piece band that recently signed to the infamous Sub Pop records. They recently released an e.p. entitled Sun Giant. Their self-titled debut full length album is scheduled to release on June 3rd (I just happen to have a leak of it thanks to the wonders of the internet).


Fleet Foxes could be described as a modern indie-folk band with a lot of references back to 1930s and 1940s folk music. Try to picture Woodie Guthrie doing covers of Sun Kil Moon songs! With the availability of modern day recording, this group is able to achieve an extremely multi-dimensional album. To my ears, it is very quaint and simple sounding, yet the harmonies and layering of the vocals make it sound extremely lavish and wet. They make use of a lot of vocal rounds in their music, which makes me think they would just be a joy to see in a live environment (I will post local show information at the bottom of this entry). The lyricism in the album is interesting to me. It tends to switch from vivid to ethereal in a moment’s notice. Overall, when I pay attention to the words, I am inclined to either hop in my car and road trip or sit at my desk and fill my notebook with words of my own.


I know the whole indie-folk scene seems to be a little overdone and repeating as of late, but I strongly suggest checking this group out. I found them to be very refreshing and solid.




Music Preview http://www.myspace.com/fleetfoxes


Band’s Website http://www.subpop.com/artists/fleet_foxes


Local Show info:

Monday, April 14th 2008

Blitzen Trapper w/ Fleet Foxes and Porlolo

@ The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway – Denver, Co

21+ $8adv/$10d.o.s.




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