LISTEN LIKE THIEVES: Free Fleet Foxes Downloads

MP3: “Grown Ocean”

MP3: “Helplessness Blues”

RELATED: 09/24/11 Sat – Brooklyn NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront

PREVIOUSLY: The hirsute Seattle six-piece is largely acoustic and traffics in autumnal ’60s folk-rock and sun-dappled three-part harmonies that can be deadly in the wrong hands; Saturday they managed to stay on the right side of preciousness. The current incarnation – lead singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, bassist/backing vocalist Christian Wargo, guitarist/drummer/backing vocalist Joshua Tillman, mandolinist Skyler Skjelset, keyboardist Casey Wescott, multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson – proved remarkably precise and versatile, adept at replicating the arrangements’ ethereal sonics and whisper-to-a-scream dynamics. And those immaculate, sunbeam harmonies – part Beach Boys, part Gregorian chant – raised the hairs on the back of my neck. MORE

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