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Fleet Foxes

Emerging in 2008 to widespread acclaim, Seattle's Fleet Foxes fused earthy, harmony-rich indie folk with a sense of lush pop sophistication that called to mind the late-'60s work of the Beach Boys, the Zombies, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Formed two years earlier by high school friends Robin Pecknold (lead vocals/guitar) and Skyler Skjelset (guitar, mandolin, vocals), the band's primary lineup grew to include Casey Wescott (keyboards, mandolin, vocals), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals), and Nicholas Peterson (drums, vocals). Mixing Baroque pop with elements of classic rock and British folk, the band quickly generated a healthy amount of label interest and caught the attention of local producer Phil Ek, who had previously helmed records by Built to Spill and the Shins. Signing with Sub Pop in early 2008, Fleet Foxes issued the Ek-produced Sun Giant EP followed a few months later by their self-titled debut album. A critical success at home in the U.S., Fleet Foxes fared even better in Europe and the U.K., where the album went platinum and landed atop numerous year-end best-of lists. Shortly after the album's release, Peterson was replaced on drums by singer/songwriter Josh Tillman who would remain with the band for the next four years until reinventing himself as Father John Misty in 2012. With Ek returning as producer, the band began recording sessions for their follow-up LP, seeking a more cohesive, live feel. The resulting album, 2011's Helplessness Blues, expanded on Fleet Foxes' lush sound and again was widely praised by critics, going gold in the U.K. and earning them a Grammy nomination back in the U.S. Following several major tours and the departure of Tillman on drums, the band entered a hiatus made effective by Pecknold's 2014 relocation to New York City where he enrolled to pursue a degree at Columbia University. Things remained quiet until mid-2016 when it was revealed that the band had returned to the recording studio. In early 2017, it was announced Fleet Foxes had signed with Nonesuch to release their third album, Crack-Up, named after an essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ambitious in scope and bearing a more progressive sound than their earlier work, Crack-Up was released in June 2017. ~ Timothy Monger
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Stations Featuring
Fleet Foxes

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    Top Indie
    5 songs

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    2 songs

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    1 song

    Pop Rock

    1 song

    Indie Chill

    1 song


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    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Fleet Foxes

Top Songs by
Fleet Foxes

  1.   Song
  2.   White Winter Hymnal
  3.   Mykonos
  4.   Helplessness Blues
  5.   Blue Ridge Mountains
  6.   Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
  7.   Grown Ocean
  8.   Blue Spotted Tail
  9.   Sim Sala Bim
  10.   Lorelai
  11.   He Doesn't Know Why
  12.   Third of May/Ōdaigahara
  13.   The Shrine/An Argument
  14.   If You Need to, Keep Time on Me by Skyler Skjelset
  15.   Meadowlarks
  16.   Montezuma
  17.   Quiet Houses
  18.   Your Protector
  19.   Crack-Up
  20.   Ragged Wood
  21.   Fool's Errand by Skyler Skjelset
  22.   English House
  23.   Bedouin Dress
  24.   Sun It Rises
  25.   Battery Kinzie
  26.   Drops in the River
  27.   The Cascades
  28.   If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
  29.   Someone You'd Admire
  30.   On Another Ocean (January/June) by Robin Pecknold
  31.   Cassius
  32.   Sun Giant
  33.   Mearcstapa
  34.   Naiads, Cassadies
  35.   Fool's Errand
  36.   The Plains/Bitter Dancer
  37.   False Knight on the Road
  38.   Kept Woman
  39.   Oliver James
  40.   Innocent Son
  41.   I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar
  42.   I Should See Memphis
  43.   Heard Them Stirring
  44.   On Another Ocean (January/June)

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