Fleet Foxes

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These Seattle song birds broke into the folk scene and demanded attention with their impeccable harmonies and year-round flannel. It took only three years and two albums for the foxes to cement themselves as one of the forerunners of the modern folk movement.

Critics couldn't wait to praise the release of their first self-titled album Fleet Foxes and their 2011 follow up Helplessness Blues saw even greater acclaim. Paste Magazine named their 2011 title track, "Helplessness Blues" the #1 anthem of our generation for its commentary on what lead singer, Robin Pecknold, says is the struggle between who you are and who you really want to be. As the song goes: "I was raised up believing I was somehow unique/ Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see/And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be/ A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me/But I don't, I don't know what that will beI'll get back to you someday soon you will see."

Their 2008 debut record Fleet Foxes went platinum in the UK and despite major success in the US, the band has seen greater record sales in Europe.

The band was birthed in Pecknold's junior high bedroom where he first starting playing music with Skye Skjelset. Originally named "Pineapple," the band was forced to take the name Fleet Foxes because another Seattle act already claimed the title.


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