Fleet Foxes were a late surprise addition to this year's Austin City Limits Festival, after taking over for Ingrid Michaelson. The Seattle band has already been to Austin a few times this year, once for SXSW and the other a SOLD OUT show at Mohawk in July. They've also toured with Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie. Very impressive for a band with a couple of EPs, Fleet Foxes (self-released) and Sun Giant, and just one album, Fleet Foxes released via Sub Pop.
The five young members of Fleet Foxes are in their early twenties but their lyrics suggest otherwise. Their music draws influence from a number of great bands, but The Beach Boys and Crosby Stills & Nash seem to be the most apparent to me. This is a band I can honestly say is for fans of any age to enjoy. They blend folk, rock, and harmonies together so beautifully. A bunch of bloggers love them (including us), Pitchfork loves them, Rolling Stone loves them, Black Cab Sessions love them, Daytrotter loves them, we think you get the point!
We recommend checking out their Lillywhite Sessions from NPR and a live concert at the Black Cat in D.C. also from NPR featuring 12 songs.
Here they are live on Letterman playing "Blue Ridge Mountains".
Fleet Foxes at ACL
Saturday, September 27 (12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)
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