Saturday, March 12, 2011

Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) Free EP

Just came across this a couple of days ago and thought it was simply beautiful. ROBIN PECKNOLD is the lead singer of THE FLEET FOXES, who are prepping their second album as we speak. Pecknold released a three song ep of his solo work via his twitter account and they are breathtaking (and free). Using a simple acoustic guitar, the songs have a vibe that is similar to BON IVER. "I'm Losing Myself is a duet with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and has a worn, late night porch feel to it. "Derwentwater Blues" is an absolute stunning song. Taking a quiet acoustic pick line and meshing it with Pecknold's dreamy vocals, the song is a sonic tapestry of longing and hopelessness. It sounds a lot like NEIL YOUNG in his "Harvest" era acoustic troubadour persona. The third track, "Where is My Wild Rose" is a cover of a 1974 song by New Zealand singer Chris Thompson and has that same easy feeling of a wanderer searching for something (love, redemption, happiness) but unable to do so for whatever reason.

THE WIFE has been obsessing over the new Fleet Foxes single and that couple with these songs has heightened my intrigue of their coming release. Do yourself a favor and grab this ep quickly...

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