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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • jimbino

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

    http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/fleet-foxes-concert/20030249-3737440.html

  • 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.


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