Monday, January 12, 2009

Fleet Foxes at Futurappletree Studio 1

Monday, January 12, 2009

You might already be gone, to where they’ll take you. It’s not about the if, it’s about the when of it all. Just take it all in and appreciate the things that Robin Pecknold can show you with his choir of accomplices. It’s nothing short of breathtaking for those who make music the way that Fleet Foxes make it are not guided by anything other than invisible hands, attached to the longest arms imaginable, which connect to the ground at some point, but that junction and those directions are completely mysterious. They cannot be traced back to any known heart and that just adds more to the sensational dizziness.
---Sean Moeller, founder of Daytrotter

I'll come right out and say it: I swear I had heard Fleet Foxes and enjoyed them long before they started turning up near the top on every dang hip blogger's "Best Of 2008" list. I had even written the opening of a new screenplay to one of their songs. I swear! Thus I must confess, this little post is not merely for your reading/listening pleasure; I do have something of a hidden agenda. I am establishing the fact that I love the Fleet Foxes' debut album right here and right now (before there is, say, a prominent iPod commercial featuring their song 'White Winter Hymnal').

Now that all of that is out of the way, you should listen to this band's music immediately. I won't bother describing what it sounds like; there are two dozen beautiful descriptions from bloggers far more talented than I. The best description was from a certain infamously harsh online reviewer, who referred to their sound (derogatorily!) as "The Shins doing covers of 'O Brother! Where Art Thou?' songs." That just made me love them more.

Fleet Foxes: Free Music From Daytrotter
Fleet Foxes - Drops In The River
Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant


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