photo by Allie Pasquier
Fleet Foxes quickly captivated an almost full music lounge and blew us all way with their lush, melodious indie rock. Lead singer Robin Pecknold’s voice blends seamlessly with their folk rock sound. Halfway through their set, they played a new song featuring only Pecknold’s powerful voice forcing the entire lounge to focus their eyes and ears upon nothing else. It was a fantastic way to start the day, and afterwards the band was kind enough to answer a few of my questions:
|T: Today is the big day, are you guys nervous?
FF: Well, all but one of us played here last year with Crystal Skulls, so we are alright.
T: As a local band, what fellow local band would you most want to play with at Bumbershoot?
FF: The Cave Singers, no doubt.
T: Are you planning on seeing anyone in particular today?
FF: Wu-Tang is definitely on our list.
T: You played some new songs for us today. Does that mean we can expect a new album some time soon?
FF: Theoretically, yes. It is hard to find the right label to put out your music. We spent all of our money making songs so we are going to try and release something early next year.
T: Do you have any survival tips for festival-goers?
FF: Help bands load and unload their gear. Oh, and know where the bathrooms are.
Fleet Foxes play this evening, 6:15 pm, at the Sky Church tonight.
photos by Allie Pasquier