The band’s style is far too lumberjack for such a title, anyway. Pecknold himself has a gorgeous voice, elegant on its own but suited to harmonize with his band mates, like on “White Winter Hymnal,” a neo-traditional effort suited to a ... erm ... white winter. This full-length debut is too complex, layered and musically representative of moods and winter visions to be passed off as trendy hippie fare.
Pecknold revealed via his label that, “We’ve succeeded for ourselves if we’ve made a song where every instrument is doing something interesting and melodic.” This standard in place, Fleet Foxes have more than succeeded.
Fleet Foxes is currently available.