One of Sub Pop's newest recruits, Fleet Foxes has thus far lived up to the label's legendary status in the greater Seattle area. With extensive ties to the Emerald City, the band encompasses the Northwest experience with Zen ideals and a close connection to nature that is evident throughout their music. Swirling sixties-style guitar riffs laden with rippling melodies underscore the whimsical tone of Fleet Foxes' newly released self-titled debut album. With lyrics reminiscent of the barefooted flower power days, Fleet Foxes is an album worthy of heavy summer rotation.
Sat., July 12, 4:40 p.m., 2008