Fleet Foxes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: folk indie folk rock indie rock seen live lo-fi indie folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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The seeds of Seattle, Washington’s Fleet Foxes were sown when high school friends Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar) and Skyler Skjelset (guitar) started playing together, initially making making music that leaned toward a 1960s baroque-pop style. By 2006, heavily under the influence of the late-’60s/early-’70s singer/songwriter scene, Pecknold and Skelset moved in more of a folk-rock direction. Having swelled to full-band size with the addition of Casey Westcott (keyboards), Nicholas Peterson (drums), and Craig Curran (bass), the band recorded a demo in 2006, self-released as an eponymous EP that impressed family friend Phil Ek enough to bring him into the band’s camp. Ek, a producer who had worked with everyone from Mudhoney to Modest Mouse, had been keeping an interested eye on Pecknold for some time.

The EP generated a huge amount of interest in the band on a grass-roots level, and after a bidding war, Fleet Foxes were...

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