fleet foxes + grandchildren: he doesn’t know why.

Fleet Foxes are the shit. Their debut album was easily one of the best, if not the best album, of 2008. Fleet Foxes have a sound that’s undefinable in words and completely their own. Airy and organic – their music feels like folk tales, camp fire songs, whispers, lullabyes, and odes. When I close my eyes it makes me feel like I’m being swept along a hillside. The sound is timeless – like the songs weren’t necessarily written, but have always been there.

Their videos are equally sublime. Directed by Grandchildren (a.k.a. Sean Pecknold, the brother of lead singer and guitarist Robin Pecknold) the video for “He Doesn’t Know Why” is a perfect visual manifestation for this track. It’s like it rolled out of the woods and onto my laptop.

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In case you missed it when it first dropped, Pecknold also directly the awe-inducing vid for Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal”…

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  1. it’s like, if jesus or, I don’t know, the pilgrims put together a music group, it would be like that. those goats are simply magical. yes, magical i say. if you have but one goal this year, let it be to see Fleet Foxes perform live (if you haven’t already done so). i nearly melted watching them perform live a few weeks back. seeing them in nyc was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life yet.


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