Monday, June 30, 2008

Fleet Foxes at Solar Culture tonight!

I've had the Fleet Foxes EP Sun Giant on the stereo over and over this weekend and while I haven't heard their full-length yet, if it's anywhere near as good this should be a great show.

I hear the comparisons to Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket right away, but Fleet Foxes are in a whole other league in how they draw together three and four singers at a time.

I just ran across a live set/interview on the BBC in which the interviewer asks how they created their "incredible vocal blend." The band's immediate reply: "through witchcraft." They were obviously joking, but it's an interesting notion because it does fit their sound. It's no stretch to imagine these bearded Seattle fellows as practitioners of some sort of mystical arts.

The BBC interview is a gas, with the host describing the band's physical appearance as "people who may have hung around with Charles Manson, but not done any harm" and wondering what sort of medieval influences went into their vocal style. The Foxes handle the strange British questioning well, describing the album cover as something that gets stranger the more you keep looking at it.

Check out the Tucson Weekly preview of the show.

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos (live BBC)
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal (live BBC)
Get the whole set, three songs plus interviews as a zip file.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

So, how was the show? I had to work, a little pissed I couldn't make it.