Fleet Foxes - Fleet foxes & Sun Giant EP


Genre : Indie,Folk,Americana,Pop

Tracklist

01. Sun It Rises 3:11
02. White Winter Hymnal 2:27
03. Ragged Wood 5:07
04. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song 3:28
05. Quiet Houses 3:32
06. He Doesn't Know Why 3:20
07. Heard Them Stirring 3:02
08. Your Protector 4:09
09. Meadowlarks 3:11
10. Blue Ridge Mountains 4:25
11. Oliver James 3:23



Genre : Indie,Folk,Americana,Pop

Tracklist

01. Sun Giant 2:14
02. Drops in the River 4:13
03. English House 4:41
04. Mykonos 4:35
05. Innocent Son 3:07


Seattle quintet Fleet Foxes were the surprise hit of this year's SXSW Festival – and no wonder, if this sublime debut is anything to go by.
Though intended merely as a tour souvenir, and disdained by the band as unrepresentative of their ambitions, this five-track EP has the kind of otherworldly grace that has in recent years brought mainstream acclaim to such fringe artists as Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Iron & Wine and Arcade Fire. Harnessing gorgeous harmonies to folk-rock arrangements with the sort of enigmatic melodies favoured by The Shins, they're courageous enough to open with an a cappella title-track, capped with a delicate mandolin coda that doesn't disturb the song's fragile meniscus. Elsewhere, there are elegant Pentanglish folkisms, awed apprehensions of wonder at real life, and echoes of West Coast baroque-pop harmonists like The Association and America; but at their best, as on "Innocent Son", there's a tainted piety to Fleet Foxes' music that seems to straddle the secular and the sacred rather like a white, folkie equivalent of soul music. A mouth-watering taster for a full-length album later this year.