Just got my first listen to Fleet Foxes new EP Sun Giant. I forget where I first came across Fleet Foxes, but I remember making a mental note to try and keep track of these guys. Hailing out of Seattle on Sub Pop, Fleet Foxes have a sound that at first listen bring many comparisons to mind. But upon deeper listen, layers unfold (even though at times instrumentation is sparse) that set them apart from others I’ve come to know and love.
Vocals are covered in thick reverb as lead singer Robin Pecknold belts out notes in a style similar to My Morning Jacket’s Jim Jones. With complex backing harmonies that somehow remind me of America (see track “Drops in the River”), or more recently Giant Panther favorites Midlake and Grizzly Bear (“English House”), I’m really liking what I’ve heard so far.