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Fleet Foxes

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Seattle's Fleet Foxes are led by vocalist/guitarist Robin Pecknold, who fashioned his band's earthy, harmony-rich sound in honor of such perennial '60s artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Zombies, and the Beach Boys. Mixing baroque pop with elements of classic rock and British folk, the band took shape in 2006 as Pecknold was joined by guitarist Skyler Skjelset, bassist Bryn Lumsden, drummer Nicholas Peterson, and keyboardist Casey Wescott. After playing only a handful of shows, the band generated a healthy amount of label interest and caught the attention of local producer Phil Ek, who had previously helmed records by Built to Spill and the Shins. Ek worked with the band on its Sun Giant EP, which was issued by Sub Pop Records in spring 2008. Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut full-length followed that summer, earning them a healthy amount of critical respect in America as well as healthy sales in the U.K., where the band's debut went platinum. Helplessness Blues followed in 2011, marking the group's third collaboration with Phil Ek.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
07.13.17 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, D Ireland
07.14.17 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, D Ireland
07.28.17 Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI US

eMusic Features

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Who Are…Pascal Pinon

By Laura Studarus, Contributor

When they were 14, Jófríður and Ásthildur started a band for no other reason than it seemed like fun. However, the twin sisters never anticipated Pascal Pinon would be anything more than an enjoyable after-school activity. "We're so super shy," says, Jófríður laughing while recounting the horror of their first concert. "We couldn't stand, we had to sit down. My feet were shaking tremendously! I could barely speak between songs." Now 18 and on the cusp… more »

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Who Are…Dry the River

By Annie Zaleski, Contributor

The five members of Dry the River cut their teeth playing in punk bands in the south of England. However, even after vocalist Peter Liddle moved to London to study medicine, he never lost his passion for music; in fact, the people he turned to when it came time to record a demo were those same mates from his hardcore days. Much to the young band's surprise, things took off fast: Formed in 2009, they… more »

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Six Degrees of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues

By Andy Beta, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues

By Andy Beta, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Who Are…Mountain Man

By Sean Fennessey, Contributor

There is a scene in the Coen brothers' goofy dust bowl sendup of The Odyssey, O Brother Where Art Thou, where George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson's characters, all escaped chain gang-ers, are tempted into the river by three sweet-singing sirens. Hearing Made The Harbor, the debut album by another trio of sirens, these from Vermont, is not unlike the seduction of Clooney. The sound is the same — the voices of Molly… more »