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Tune of the Week – “Sun Giant”

There’s nothing old-fashioned about a fantastic song and Fleet Foxes know all about fantastic songs. These five Foxes hail from Washington and they are not hippies. I’ve seen them stress this point in a few interviews so it’s worth repeating …

Thu, Apr 10, 2008, 08:12

   

There’s nothing old-fashioned about a fantastic song and Fleet Foxes know all about fantastic songs.

4165.jpgThese five Foxes hail from Washington and they are not hippies. I’ve seen them stress this point in a few interviews so it’s worth repeating it. They may have beards and long straggly hair and stoner looks in their eyes and play a far-out style of helium folk-pop, but they’re not hippies.

What Fleet Foxes are, though, are troubadours with a sure handle on splendid, outlandish, extraordinarily lush and baroque harmonies which will make you reel away in wonder. I saw them live a few weeks ago supporting Blitzen Trapper in New York and they were as swell as bands come right now. They left you wanting more (unlike, unfortunately, the headliners).

Signed to Sub Pop over there and Bella Union over here, their debut album “Fleet Foxes” will be released in June. This is the title track from the “Sun Giant EP” which the band are currently flogging at their shows and online. Enjoy. (The video below isn’t great, but the song is fantastic)

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