Thursday, June 5, 2008

Swift Music

Remember on Mean Girls when Regina George lashes out at Gretchen Weiners and says, "Gretchen, stop trying to make "fetch" happen!" Well, over the past few years, I've always wanted the word "swift" to become synonymous with "cool". This is one more attempt at making that happen.

Here's some swift new music you should check out. The band is Fleet Foxes and they're Subpop's latest indie darling. The album has received pretty good reviews. Read some of the reviews here. I'm listening to it as I type this and I really like it. It could be described as indie folk, or indie baroque pop, or some other term that really doesn't mean anything. To me, their music sounds like a collaboration between The Eagles (or maybe just "Seven Bridges Road"), Band of Horses, and My Morning Jacket. Great harmonies. Great acoustic guitar. It sounds like summer in the Appalachian Mountains. Very warm and folksy. Check it out.

Most of the album is up on their myspace page here. If you want to buy it, try going to SubPop's website here. Or here is the link to the Subpop store. SubPop has a lot of other great acts signed to their label including the aforementioned Band of Horses, The Postal Service, Iron & Wine, The Shins, The Album Leaf, and many more. Check out Fleet Foxes if for no other reason than you know The Postal Service and Iron & Wine are good and they are all labelmates.

- Joel

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