Fleet Foxes are Ablaze

Somehow, I haven’t heard this band from my own town until just now.

I’m listening to Fleet Foxes and I have that electrifying feeling of a Big Discovery, thanks to the simultaneous eruption of enthusiasm from several friends this week (Josh Hurst, Opus, and others at Arts and Faith).

Want to hear a big, bright, bold new sound fueled by ghostly echoes of 60s folk? Listen to the debut album in its entirety right here.

This record looks likely to earn a long-term place in my car’s 5-disc changer. A new soundtrack for the daily commute. A welcoming blaze to take the chill off mornings that are still cold and rainy in Seattle.

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • jimbino

    Check it out – free FF gig for download at Wolfgang’s Vault:


  • http://withashout.net ajamison

    Fantastic band, they deserve all the attention they are getting. Great music!

  • coffeemonkey

    I saw them at Sasquatch two weekends ago. They actually played twice due to another bands late arrival. Their music was accessible upon first listening with a hint towards far greater edification with further study. I wish the second set they played was not the same as the first but they were very enjoyable both times.