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 […]

FLEET FOXES: Grown Ocean

From Helplessness Blues, out May 3rd. ROBIN PECKNOID, SINGER-SONGWRITER, FLEET FOXES: Hey, my name’s Robin and I’m a singer in and songwriter for Fleet Foxes, here to write the promotional biography meant to accompany and explain Helplessness Blues. I’m just going to write down some thoughts I have about the album and give you some context. Let’s do this. So, for a bit of background: we’re from Seattle, and the members of the band are me, Skye Skjelset, Josh Tillman, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo, and now our buddy Morgan Henderson, who helped out on the album and will join the […]