Dec 10 2008

Fire On Fire – The Orchard (2008)

Published by at 10:00 am under Folk,MP3's

Fire On Fire are a Maine based band that have similar vibes to Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes and

Akron/Family. Their sound is a combination of American folk genres ranging from bluegrass to Appalachian folk. It doesn't seem like they would have any problem encouraging you to sing along and stop your feet. Here's a little biography from their record label Young God Records:

They used to be the art-punk-prog-chaos collective Cerberus Shoal, but they ditched their electric instruments, went into hiding for a while, and now play all acoustic—stand up bass, mandolin, banjo, harmonium, accordion, acoustic guitar, dobro etc etc, and they all sing and harmonize on the songs. Live, they do it “old school” and just use two mics placed in front of them on the

stage, like a bluegrass band. They all live in the same house up in Maine, across from rusting green oil tanks, apparently. To me they sound like a backwoods, fierce, psychedelic Mamas And The Papas or a crazed and joyously vengeful gospel string band.

Their album The Orchard was just released yesterday. Go check it out. Go listen to the MP3s posted below.

MP3: Fire On Fire – Flight Song

MP3: Fire On Fire -Grin

MySpace | Young God Records


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  1. Matthewon 16 Dec 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Hey thanks for the tip here. After being rather taken away by Fleet Foxes, I’ve been looking for more folk-type things.

    I really enjoy the site. Keep up the great work!