Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, and R.E.M. featured on African-influenced charity album
... I Need a Dollar (Africa Mix) [feat. Aloe Blacc] 5. Not Afraid (Africa Mix) [feat. Eminem ft TS1] 6. Timshel (Africa Mix) [feat. Mumford & Sons] 7. Is This Love? (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore] 8. Under the Bridge (Africa Mix) [feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers] 9. Mykonos (Africa Mix) [feat. Fleet Foxes
] 10. Losing My Religion (Africa Mix) [feat. R.E.M. ft Ali Farka Toure Band] 11. I Am Because (Africa Mix) [feat. Shanade] 12. Grenade (Africa Mix) [feat. Bruno Mars] 13. John and Yoko (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore] More Newswire Actually, there will be a Hungry Hungry Hippos movie, smartass Sacha Baron Cohen is now looking at lesbians Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes
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Thom Yorke, Arcade Fire, Beck, Grimes, National, Shins, Fleet Foxes Live Tracks on BBC 6 Music Comp
... Is My Everything" 04 Doves: "The Cedar Room" 05 The Shins: "Australia" 06 Foals: "Spanish Sahara" 07 Metronomy: "The Look" 08 Jake Bugg: "Trouble Town" 09 First Aid Kit: "Play With Fire" 10 Janelle Monae: "Tightrope" 11 Groove Armada: "Paper Romance" 12 Heaven 17/La Roux: "Temptation" 13 Orbital: "Never" 14 Grimes: "Genesis" 15 Primal Scream: "Rocks" 16 Spiritualized: "Come Together" 17 Maximo Park: "Hips and Lips" 18 Manic Street Preachers: "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" Thom Yorke, Arcade Fire, Beck, Grimes, National, Shins, Fleet Foxes
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New literary journal features Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, West Memphis 3's Damien Echols
... Unified Field Collective, a Fleet Foxes
-affiliated artsy-fartsy organization, will release its first literary journal on Sept. 18. Only 500 copies of the 60-page tome are being produced, and each comes with a 10-inch clear vinyl pressing of tracks by Fleet Foxes
' Robin Pecknold, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Department Of Eagles. The journal's theme is "transition," and selections include an entry from recently freed West Memphis 3 member Damien Echols, an excerpt from Gloria Steinem's new book, and artwork from noted rock photographer Autumn DeWilde. Proceeds from the sale of the book--which is available at a very select list of record and bookstores, as well as online--go to creative writing education organization 826 National. More Newswire UPDATED: The ballad of Randy Travis gets a "fighting outside a church in Plano" bridge Fox orders even more of Bob's Burgers New literary journal features Fleet Foxes
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Fleet Foxes (2006-)
Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar)
Skye Skjelset (guitar)
Josh Tillman (drums)
Casey Wescott (keyboards)
Christian Wargo (bass)
Morgan Henderson (various instruments) 2010-
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These Seattle song birds broke into the folk scene and demanded attention with their impeccable harmonies and year-round flannel. It took only three years and two albums for the foxes to cement themselves as one of the forerunners of the modern folk movement.
Critics couldn't wait to praise the release of their first self-titled album Fleet Foxes and their 2011 follow up Helplessness Blues saw even greater acclaim. Paste Magazine named their 2011 title track, "Helplessness Blues" the #1 anthem of our generation for its commentary on what lead singer, Robin Pecknold, says is the struggle between who you are and who you really want to be. As the song goes: "I was raised up believing I was somehow unique/ Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see/And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd rather be/ A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me/But I don't, I don't know what that will beI'll get back to you someday soon you will see."
Their 2008 debut record Fleet Foxes went platinum in the UK and despite major success in the US, the band has seen greater record sales in Europe.
The band made the cover of the 2011 April issue of Spin magazine with the headline "Fleet Foxes And The Year's Most Beautiful Album." In this issue we also learned that Pecknold has a vice for carcinogens and smokes all natural American Spirit cigarettes.
The band was birthed in Pecknold's junior high bedroom where he first starting playing music with Skye Skjelset. Originally named "Pineapple," the band was forced to take the name Fleet Foxes because another Seattle act already claimed the title.
They recorded their first album in the same building that was home to the production of major records like Nirvana's Bleach. Nirvana was also signed at the band's label, Sub Pop records.
The expert unification of their voices during their hailed harmonies has been compared to the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The most popular example of this is in their debut single "White Winter Hymnal
Their 2011 record Helplessness Blues transverses both the folk and alt-country music plains. The instrumentation includes: 12-String guitar, the hammered dulcimer, zither, upright bass, wood flute, tympani, Moog synthesizer, the tamboura, the fiddle, the marxophone, clarinet, the music box, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, Tibetan singing bowls, and vibraphone.
Robin Pecknold is an avid supporter of illegal file sharing. He explained that music has no inherent cash value, and he went on to tell the Sunday Times that he attributes the band's rapid rise to fame to the consumption of his music through free downloads.
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets
The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged