Everyone's anticipating the Fleet Foxes
How many bands can say they've ended up on the "most anticipated" (or most anything) lists of 2014? Fleet Foxes can, because their upcoming album is among the Top 10 most anticipated indie albums of the year by the folks at the HeyReverb website. A good omen? We think so.
Speaking of good things, how about good company? Joining Fleet Foxes on that Top 10 are the likes of Broken Bells, Wilco, Modest Mouse and more. And the HeyReverb list isn't the only praise the band is drawing across the web. The website Chicagoist bestowed them with the "Music Video of the Day" hnor for the song "White Winter Hymnal," noting, "We are all going to need something to keep our heads warm and protect us from falling snow this week."
Clearly Fleet Foxes' rise to prominence continues, and just in time for the band to announce its third album. On June 15, 2013 they posted a photo of a home recording set-up, including a Macbook air computer, microphone and guitar on their Facebook page with the caption "Step one." The next day, the image was one of a broken mandolin and the caption "Step two." The images ultimately led to the speculation that the group was working on a new project.
Fleet Foxes Tickets - Clever Floxes Fleet of Foot
They ran away with a big break, for sure, this Seattle band fashioned by frontman and guitarist Robin Pecknold, along with guitarist Skyler Skjelset, bass guitarist Bryn Lumsden, drummer Nicholas Peterson, and keyboardist Casey Wescott. They were indeed clever.... Clever enough to land them a music deal with Sub Pop Records.
Fleet Foxes Tickets - ?A Band of Musical Foxes
They had a healthy dose of experience with their EP Sun Giant released back in the Spring of 2008. However, they really turned the tables on the music industry with their self-titled full-length debut that same year in the summer with a well-deserved platinum certification. Not too shabby. Moreover, a second effort followed in 2011 entitled Helplessness Blues.
Fleet Foxes Tickets - The Sound of the Fox
They had a truly unique sound -- no one could pinpoint it except to say that the earthy sound with a rich harmony embedded deep within certainly paid homage to the likes of '60s artists Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Zombies, and even the Beach Boys. A way to describe it is 'baroque pop' meets 'classic rock' meets 'British folk.' A beautiful mix, really. You can expect the Fleet Foxes to be fleet of foot in their trek through the music industry with more phenomenal pieces to write, earning them more and more of a fan base, as they are definitely a young band. But a young band with true promise. There's still plenty of time to see if they might earn themselves a major record deal. And if they do, you can bet their stardom would soar even higher than it already is.
Father John Misty is 'Bored in the USA'
Father John Misty (aka folk singer-songwriter J. Tillman) went on The Late Show With David Letterman to announce the release of his upcoming sophomore record, I Love You, Honeybear, as well as premiere the track “Bored in the USA” (you can see the video below). The album will be released on February 10 via Sub…Read more
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