Better late than never, they always say.

Fleet Foxes have been one of the most-blogged/talked-about bands of the year. Their debut, self-titled LP that dropped in June was highly anticipated and much hyped. I didn't jump on the bandwagon immediately. I tried to get into them but just couldn't wrap my mind around the harmony-laden indie folk group.

But I gave them another shot this week. And I have a new obsession.

Fleet Foxes is a marvelous record, one of the best of the year so far, with beautiful harmonies complimenting strong melodies on tracks part of what seems to be a thriving new genre: indie folk. (See: Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket, Panda Bear, Okkervil River.)

I'm not going to write a huge review for the album since it's been out for more than two months already. But I urge you to check this band out. Even if you listened before and for whatever reason didn't like them, give them another shot. I did. And I can't believe I was missing out on this.

Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes

Oliver James - Fleet Foxes

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