May 15 2008

Fleet Foxes – S/T

Published by at 4:26 pm under Folk,MP3's

Sub Pop is continually discovering new talent and doesn’t waste time getting bands signed to their label. One of their most recent additions is the band, Fleet Foxes. They can be compared to My Morning Jacket and another folk/pop band that we recently featured, the Born Ruffians. There is actually a striking similarity between Fleet Foxes and Born Ruffians, so much so that, at times, a listener might think they are the same band. Their band histories are also similar, in that both chose to alter their bands’ course and focus on harmonies.

“White Winter Hymnal” is my favorite song on their upcoming self-titled June 3rd release. It contains, by far, the best harmony on the album. I’m obsessed. The album has its strengths and weaknesses, as some tracks are a bit dry and drawn out towards the end of the album, like “Meadowlark” and the harmonies can feel misplaced. I definitely enjoy the first half of the album more than the second half. Overall, though, I still really enjoy this band, and their good songs are excellent.

Fleet Foxes is based in Seattle, and band members include Robin Pecknold, Skye Skjelset, Nicholas Peterson, Casey Wescott, and Christian Wargo. They will be heading out on a large tour soon, so be sure to check out for dates near you. Also, until the new album releases you can get your fix by buying their EP Sun Giant which just came out in April. The songs are different than the ones on their upcoming debut.

Fleet Foxes -S/T( June 2008)

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Sun Giant EP:

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Fleet Foxes – S/T”

  1. Jacobon 15 May 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I wasn’t really all that crazy about Sun Giant EP, but lately I’ve been really digging Ragged Wood.

  2. enidon 15 May 2008 at 10:16 pm

    loves it. it’s beautiful and slightly discomforting with all those late ’60s style harmonies. kind of reminds me of stuff that my parents played around the house when I was small, only more interesting and modernized.

  3. Tyon 19 May 2008 at 12:54 pm

    the ablum is not called (and hasn’t been for a while) Ragged Wood…….It’s self titled…….You shouldn’t always believe how the torrent is labeled……

  4. Davidon 19 May 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Ty,

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Let it be known, though, that it was simply an oversight, not me depending on “torrents” for information. Before I write posts, I do an extensive amount of research, and as you can see I linked to Amazon, which has the album self-titled. Many recognized blogs and sites are making the same mistake, which I think is adding to the confusion. Regardless, thank you again for letting me know:) I try to avoid making mistakes (especially when it comes to album names!), but they do happen occasionally.

    David

  5. semiraon 12 Oct 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I saw them live last night in Minneapolis and they were amazing. Their sound is simply gorgeous.

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  8. Rebeccaon 22 Dec 2008 at 4:13 am

    But I don’t understand. My version, that I downloaded, is called Ragged Wood and it even has another front cover (squares in different colours). Why this confusion?

    However, I find the album really really good. And I strongly disagree with that the second half of the album should be any less brilliant – there you even find the best song in my opinion, Blue Ridge Mountains. I love it.

  9. Davidon 22 Dec 2008 at 10:08 am

    hey rebecca,

    did you buy your version? the album was originally supposed to be called ragged wood, but was changed to self-titled for its release.

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