Fleet foxes

This American Indie band (with Norwegian heritage) is back from a hiatus, after the leadman, Robin Pecknold, decided he had had enough of the crazy touring life for a while, and went back to school to get an undergraduate degree.

And it turned out to be a good decision, because Fleet Foxes recently released its third album, Crack-Up, which has been well received so far. In contrast to their previous albums though, their new material is a bit more challenging to the ear, as the band has used it to go on a musical exploration, leaning quite heavily on literary and historical references and in the process, have floated away from the “easy listening” corner.

Generally speaking, the band has a dreamy “old school” folk sound, with comforting harmonies that may remind you of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young or Simon & Garfunkel.

One of the songs they are best known for is White Winter Hymnal:

And if you are curious to hear material from their new album, click below:

In all honesty, I am looking forward to hearing Fleet Foxes play their old material, more than their new, but am definitely glad to see them back on the road.

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Author: Epi B

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. - Albert Einstein

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