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Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

We posted about Fleet Foxes before and now that we had some time during the weekend to properly listen to their record decided to finally dedicate them a full review. Fleet Foxes come from Seattle and are a five-piece band with Robin Pecknold as their frontman, which makes all the difference. The band quickly gathered attention from the media and was signed up on Sub Pop by producer Phil Ek, who worked both on their Sun Giant EP (we already posted about Mykonos) and now on their debut (released June 3).

Their musical style is very different from most new bands out there. That is quite a plus since we were getting bored with all the new MySpace “best-next-thing” bands producing the same indie rock with a mix of electronica and shout-out-loud dance tunes. Fleet Foxes are quite the opposite, with their musical styles mixing folk, soft rock and pop. If you add to the equation Pecknold’s majestic voice, which is emphasized throughout the record and especially in a couple of almost acapella songs, then you got the Foxes’ sound. The whole record feels like a trip back in time and space, mixing folk way back from medieval times and also pure Americana with British influences. The result is a compelling record that feels almost awkwardly mature for a debut album. I guess unique is the new buzzword for success these days, since their style is so different from the rest that they remind the success story of Vampire Weekend. This is one beautiful album that even passed the driving test for me (accompanied me on the Sunday drive to the beach) with excellence. I guess, as fellow blogger KostasK said, sometimes you just get hooked to the voice and that’s all you need.

White Winter Hymnal

Ragged Wood

He Doesn’t Know Why

Artist.Site Buy.Amazon


  • Αν και ποτέ δεν περίμενα πως θα με έλκυε κάτι που περιέχει τόσο έντονα το folk στοιχείο, είναι ήδη μέσα στα 3 αγαπημένα μου (μέχρι στιγμής)΅album του 2008

    (White Winter Hymnal και Tiger Mountain Peasant Song my favs ;))

  • Τα άλλα 2 αγαπημένα μέχρι στιγμής; (αν τα έχεις κάνει review post και link)..

    PS. Μεγιά το νέο avatar..

  • Όχι ακόμη (ανεβάζω κάτι παλιά)..θα σε ενημερώσω ;)

    (με παίδεψε λίγο το avatar αλλά κατέληξα τελικά)


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