Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 8 of '08-The Fleet sets sail

Sub Pop has come a long way since the heyday of Grunge. Not a label to rest on its laurels nor let itself be branded by any one genre (except maybe the generic 'Alternative'), SubPop continues to diversify and mellow with age, as Folk made a return during 2008 in the form of Fleet Foxes.

This Seattle quintet released both the 'Sun Giant' EP as well as their eponymous debut LP to rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and Stereogum all the way down to Rolling Stone.

Their ambient harmonies are haunting and sublime. Reminiscent of Folk's founding fathers.

Great for a road trip or a quiet, snowy afternoon with a cup of hot mulled cider.

I'm just sayin'.

Fleet Foxes- Sun Giant
Chad Mitchell Trio- Blues Around My Head
Kingston Trio- Sloop John B

Fleet Foxes- 'Sun Giant/Blue Ridge Mountain (La Blogotheque, 2008)

Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Kingston Trio- Shady Grove/Lonesome Traveler (Early 60's)

Chad Mitchell Trio- 'Four Strong Winds' (1987)

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