Monday, July 28, 2008

Fleet Foxes

I didnt want to like this band, I had heard so much about them and thought it was a bunch of Pitchfork leg humpers claiming they had found the holy grail. I had tried to listen to them once before, but I was either in the wrong mindset or just not listening properly. It happens from time to time, but I gave it another try and I do really like this album.

It's folky, wolf snuggling, mountain climbing (not in a North Face kind of way), tree hugging and Fox tickelingly good. Robin Peckhold is a great songwriter and has a great voice and when the harmonies kick in this band sounds a little like My Morning Jacket at times. I wouldnt say their music sounds much like that as its more of rugged classical jamboree.
Excellent write up from NPR (does this band more justice than my post) and full live concert if you have time right HERE

These guys are currenty on tour and a few shows with Wilco. Unfortunatley, no KC tour dates in the near future scheduled.

Streaming are a few songs off their self-titled album. They are-
"He Doesnt Know Why"
"Ragged Wood"
"White Winter Hymnal"




Tour Dates / Shows
Aug 4 2008
11:30P
CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman playing Blue Ridge Mtns. What. The. Fuck.
Sell-outsburg, NY
Aug 7 2008
8:00P
HALDERN POP FEST
REES-HALDERN, GERMANY
Aug 8 2008
8:00P
OYA FESTIVAL - HOMELAND BECKONS
OSLO, NORWAY, Oslo
Aug 9 2008
8:00P
WAY OUT WEST FEST! CONFIDENTIAL TO DUNGEN - PUT OUT A NEW RECORD ALREADY
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
Aug 10 2008
8:00P
BEATDAY OH-EIGHT
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Aug 18 2008
8:00P
RED BUTTE GARDEN W/ WILCO !!!!! (WTF?????)
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Aug 20 2008
8:00P
EAGLE KNOLL WINERY w/ WILCO (How did we get here, seriously, what is going on)
BOISE, ID
Aug 21 2008
8:00P
INB ARTS CENTER W/ WILCO !!! (Still flabbergasted)
SPOKANE, WA
Aug 23 2008
8:00P
LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER W / WILCO !!!! (Shock, disbelief)
BEND, OREGON
Sep 6 2008
8:00P
CRYSTAL BALLROOM - MUSICFEST NW W/ BLITZEN TRAPPER
PDX, OR
Sep 17 2008
8:00P
Back ’round the US of A
Americatown
Sep 21 2008
8:00P
TREASURE ISLAND FEST
SAN FRAN, CA
Oct 24 2008
8:00P
Coming back to UK & EU!
Old world
Oct 28 2008
8:00P
THE WATERFRONT W/ J TILLMAN
NORWICH, UK
Oct 29 2008
8:00P
UNION W/ J TILLMAN
SHEFFIELD, UK
Oct 30 2008
8:00P
UNIVERSITY ANSON ROOMS W/ J TILLMAN
BRISTOL, UK
Oct 31 2008
8:00P
SPACE TWO W/ J TILLMAN
BIRMINGHAM, UK
Nov 2 2008
8:00P
TRENT UNI W/ J TILLMAN
NOTTINGHAM UK
Nov 5 2008
8:00P
SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE W/ J TILLMAN * SOLD OUT *
LONDON, UK
Nov 7 2008
8:00P
VICAR STREET W/ J TILLMAN
DUBLIN, IRELAND
Nov 8 2008
8:00P
ABC W/ J TILLMAN
GLASGOW, SCOTS
Nov 9 2008
8:00P
THEE ACADEMY W/ J TILLMAN
MANCHESTER, UK
Nov 10 2008
8:00P
SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE W/ J TILLMAN
LONDONTOWN, UK
Nov 11 2008
8:00P
JUNCTION W/ J TILLMAN
CAMBRIDGE, UK
Nov 12 2008
8:00P
More dates abroad to follow.
Pangaea



2 comments:

Jason Rueger said...

Enjoying this LP as well. My one wish is that Robin would get out of his ol rockin chair on stage and rock the legs that the rock and roll gods have blessed him with. Its half the fun seeing how musicians do their 'rock strut'. One of the best, in my opinion, is Neil Young..check it out. Also check out Fleet Foxes 'Black Cab Session'... http://www.blackcabsessions.com/sessions.php?id=1213894850&sort=chronological

Good stuff indeed

Garrett said...

Thanks Reuger! I'll check out this video. Black Cab sessions is pretty damn cool....i could spend hours watching videos on this.