While Fleet Foxes wowed the crowd on a stage in Philadelphia on Oct. 2, a Pitchfork photographer captured the boys making their art–very memorable images that you can findRed-faced from the studio lights, they strum and bang their instruments with very concentrated, in-the-zone looks on their faces. It’s as if they’ve transported themselves to another plane of existence, one in which distractions and screw-ups and instruments knocked out-of-tune do not exist.
I’m impressed that they look the way their music sounds–their album transports listeners to an ethereal place where one might find a meditating Buddha strumming a guitar and ahmmming at the same time. They practice blusey, stoner, country, Renaissance-type music. It’s a soothing, sonic mix all of their own, and their originality is paying off–they’ve accumulated a big buzz over their self-titled debut.
They’re touring right now, so if you’re up to an enlightening experience, check out the tour dates
And here’s their video for “White Winter Hymnal”: