Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant EP

by Woody on April 4, 2008

Fleet Foxes

Did you ever skip class in college? Yeah, me too. Did you ever spend your free time brewing up some mushroom tea while lying around on your water bed listening to Crosby, Stills and Nash’s first album? You didn’t? Huh…that’s weird. Well I remember feeling like I was floating in mid-air while angels sang to me (Right now my mother is piecing together the endless stream of B minuses).

It’s rare to hear a band compared to CSN these days. You’ll see all sorts of bands referenced in reviews: The Stones, The Kinks, The Clash. Why no CSN? I think it’s because CSN’s hallmark was in their beautiful harmonies and most bands can’t replicate the magic. Clocking in at under 20 minutes, the Fleet Foxes’ EP has gotten under my skin like very few before it. The third tune on the EP, “English House,” is so mind-numbingly beautiful that any description would be incapable of doing it justice.

This release is an appetizer as the Washington quintet preps their full-length release due out later this year on Sub Pop. They’re currently touring with Blitzen Trapper and will be at Schubas’s on Sunday. I caught them at SXSW and it was an experience to behold. I’ll see you on Southport.

Unfortunately they aren’t offering any mp3’s just yet, but you can check out their tracks on MySpace.

MySpace | Sub Pop Records

Fleet Foxes Tour Dates:

Apr 4 2008 8:00P
THE GROG SHOP CLEVELAND (?!) w/ Blitzen Trapper Four dead in, Ohio
Apr 5 2008 8:00P
THE MAGIC STICK w/ Blitzen Trapper Deeetroit
Apr 6 2008 8:00P
SCHUBAS w/ Blitzen Trapper Chicago, Illinois
Apr 7 2008 8:00P
DAY OFF, let’s go to some hot springs or something Rapture, Illinois
Apr 8 2008 8:00P
HIGH NOON w/ Blitzen Trapper *HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJA* Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 9 2008 8:00P
7TH STREET ENTRY w/ Blitzen Trapper Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 10 2008 8:00P
GRINNELL COLLEGE W/ Blitzen Trapper Grinnell, Iowa
Apr 11 2008 8:00P
THE SLOWDOWN w/ Blitzen Trapper Omaha, Nebraska
Apr 12 2008 8:00P
JACKPOT!!! w/ Blitzen Trapper *HAPPY BIRTHDAY VALERIE* Lawrence, Kansas
Apr 14 2008 8:00P
HI-DIVE w/ Blitzen Trapper Denver, Colorado
Apr 15 2008 8:00P
URBAN LOUNGE (sounds classy) w/ Blitzen Trapper SLC, Utah
Apr 17 2008 8:00P
MEDIA CLUB w/ Blitzen Trapper Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 18 2008 8:00P
NEUMOS IN SEATTLE WITH BLITZEN TRAPPER YEAH!!! HOME SWEET HOME, Washington
Apr 19 2008 8:00P
Wait, what? HOLOCENE w/ Blitzen Trapper PORTLAND, Oregon
May 24 2008 1:00P
Sasquatch Music Happening w/ Cave Singers, J Tillman, TMTS, Grarchives, you know, the fam. George, Washington

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jp April 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

I’ll see you at Sunday’s show!

pj April 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

i have the album, it’s bloody great.

pj April 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm

by the way i meant the lp, not the ep. well, i have that too.

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