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The Fleet Foxes are hard to define, because I think they're absolutely unique. You could say they're folk music, but really, they're doing their own thing. They're a Seattle band that comes and goes depending on what they feel like doing. They hadn't released anything since 2011, and got back together for a new release that got out only a few weeks ago.

My girlfriend introduced me to them a few months ago and they've quickly become a major influence for me and what defines me in music. There's a purity and intensity in the emotions they communicate through their vocal harmonies and instrumental work that I've never seen anywhere else. Robin Pecknold's (founding member, lead singer and sole writer) voice is absolutely incredible. He's a very inspiring guy. Socially anxious, he has a world of his own and fully expresses himself through his music. Starting live performances was very hard for him, but he does it 150%. We're seeing them next november and it hurts to wait until then.

Mykonos is probably my favourite, because when the second part kicks in, followed by the powerful "You go wherever you go today", it pretty much makes my heart escape my body and start a life of its own.

Same thing with the instrumental Heard Them Stirring which gives me visions of... mystical mountains. I don't know. It speaks to me.

And a last one, because White Winter Hymnal is probably their most famous.

If nothing else, if you're a sucker for incredible vocal harmonies like I am, you absolutely need to listen to everything they do. They're on Spotify.

PS: Shut up Martin.

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Re: Dubious musical taste.

Yeah, White Winter Hymnal is where I'd heard of them (...through the Pentatonix cover). Very cool, thanks for sharing more of their stuff!

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Saniss, you might like The Shins, if you're not familiar.

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I am, thanks to Zach Braff.

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Of course you are. I am ashamed.

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