The Fleet Foxes… Fleeting, No. Foxy, Maybe. One of the best bands of 2008? Definitely.

Via Rusty Ralston
on Dec 20, 2008
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Looking back on 2008, one of my favorite albums of the year was the Fleet Foxes self-titled release. Even though they get a little close to My Morning Jacket’s vocal territory at times, the Fleet Foxes are way more mellow and folky and less rock and roll. It’s a wonderful album to throw on in the morning and let it wake you up with the beautiful harmonies and warm sounds. It reminds me of the way music was made in the 60’s and 70’s… kind of like the vibe of a mellow CSN&Y or the Beach Boys. Instead of reviewing the album,  I wanted to point you a French magazine/blog called Blogotheque. They produce a video series where they take an artist to a cool location and film them playing their songs. The videos are really beautiful and artistically shot.  Check out the above episode with the Fleet Foxes… just click on the video to view. 

Also of note; when I saw them perform at the Oriental Theatre in Denver, the lead singer Robin Pecknold mentioned Naropa University several times during the show and seemed very interested in stopping by the school the next time he visits Boulder. Keep an eye out for him!


Fleet Foxes – A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.


About Rusty Ralston

Rusty Ralston is a professional photographer specializing in music, fashion, lifestyle, and travel photography. He is available for shoots anywhere, preferably sunny islands.


9 Responses to “The Fleet Foxes… Fleeting, No. Foxy, Maybe. One of the best bands of 2008? Definitely.”

  1. lindsey says:

    Awesome Rusty! I hadn’t heard of this band and I used to always know wassup. Perhaps I’ve been listening too much to that aforementioned My Morning Jacket album that came out this year. But been playing this video as I’m making my breakfast and listening to it in the background and loving it. Really liked the tip on Blogotheque as well, cool site!

  2. Autumn says:

    “rusty, your taste in music is unparalleled!”

  3. Tres Altman says:

    yes rusty…again you bring us brilliance, a keen ear, a watchful eye and an arrow whose trajectory is the limitless sky>>>what a guy.

  4. […] It’s new, refreshing, and sounds nothing like the other bands of 2008. As mentioned in my previous blog, it’s more along the lines of the warm harmonious sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. […]

  5. rusty says:

    thanks, i wish you guys many many blessings, glad you dig the video.

    i just posted my top ten albums of the year… check them out:

  6. mandy says:

    Definitely foxy.

    The Fleet Foxes have been playing on my car stereo many mornings this year. They provide the perfect soundtrack to waking up and watching the sunrise over the mountains.

    And the video is awesome. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Libby says:

    Love Love Love Blitzen Trapper and Jaymay!!!!

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