Posted in music | pictures on October 6, 2008

photos by Chris Owyoung

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Fleet Foxes

In less than a year Fleet Foxes have gone from opening a show at Bowery Ballroom to headlining their own to almost-instantly selling out two nights in a row at much larger NYC venues called Grand Ballroom (on Saturday, 10/4)...

"Fleet Foxes played a new song called "Silver City," which is apparently about Robin's first day of camp. He played electric for that one, instead of his standard acoustic. Another memorable moment was when Robin unplugged his acoustic for "Katie Cruel" and "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song."" [look at me, I made a blog]
...and Webster Hall (on Sunday, 10/5)...
"Second night in a row of Fleet Foxes bliss. I know, I really am spoiled. Same amazing sounds, different banter. That's really the charm of these guys; they love to respond to the audience. I like how someone just randomly yelled out, "Ren and Stimpy!" To that, Casey Westcott joked that there was no open invitation for random pop culture references. The best moment was when someone yelled, "Play Katie Cruel," right after Robin had done just that." [look at me, I made a blog]
Along the 2008 way, Fleet Foxes also made NYC stops at Union Hall and the David Letterman show. Pictures from Grand Ballroom, and both of this weekend's setlists, below...

opener Frank Fairfield...

Frank Fairfield

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Fleet Foxes...

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Grand Ballroom setlist (via)

Sun Giant/Sun Rises
Drops in the River
English House
White Winter Hymnal
Ragged Wood
Your Protector
Crayon Angels (Judee Sill Cover)
Oliver James
Quiet Houses
He Doesn't Know Why
Mykonos
Katie Cruel (Traditional) - unplugged!
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song - unplugged!
Silver City - new song!
Blue Ridge Mountains
Webster Hall setlist (via)
Sun Giant/Sun Rises
Drops in the River
English House
White Winter Hymnal
Ragged Wood
Your Protector
Crayon Angels (Judee Sill Cover)
Oliver James
Quiet Houses
He Doesn't Know Why
Mykonos
Katie Cruel (Traditional) - unplugged!
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Silver City - new song!
Blue Ridge Mountains
Not long before NYC, Fleet Foxes played Austin City Limits.

Get an MP3 they're giving away with Wilco.

More tour dates HERE.

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Comments (44)

they were fantastic and the new song was amazing.

likeable guys making stunning music.

Posted by grace6697 | October 6, 2008 12:21 AM

i saw them in philly on thursday. amazing show, both fairfield and fleet foxes. playlist a tad different. i hope everyone in nyc enjoyed it. this band deserves all the attention they are getting. definitely one of my favorites...
there were sheep and goats on stage at the philly show. looks like nyc missed out...haha!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:29 AM

amazing. they're otherwordly. the banter was a bit much though, it killed the momentum. gotta tone it down a bit and it will make for a perfect night.

Posted by Kim | October 6, 2008 12:36 AM

I hate how that stupid motherfucker looks like a goddamn elf.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:37 AM

id like to like them but unfortunately i heard it better in 2002 with my morning jacket's 'at dawn'

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:44 AM

^ fakebaby

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:56 AM

i love at dawn.

their music sounds nothing like anything on at dawn.

Posted by grace6697 | October 6, 2008 1:06 AM

Every artist/band is influenced by others. If you think Fleet Foxes are MMJ copycats you are as dumb and deaf as someone who claims Neil Young is a fake Bob Dylan.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 1:38 AM

^

exactly.

Posted by grace6697 | October 6, 2008 2:06 AM

these pictures are fantastic!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 2:17 AM

Amazing band....

saw them live in London last june, just mindblowing

http://liveon35mm.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/fleet-foxes/

Posted by liveon35mm.com | October 6, 2008 4:42 AM

best two nights of my fucking life.

Posted by name | October 6, 2008 7:00 AM

frank is quite the character

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 7:04 AM

so does he stand now?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 7:46 AM

"Play Katie Cruel" LOLZ

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 7:51 AM

whats wrong with katie cruel?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 8:20 AM

here's a video I filmed of Silver City...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLla5shVQ04

Sorry for the video quality, had to switch quality settings, due to memory shortage. The sound is alright though.

Posted by jason | October 6, 2008 8:32 AM

so who was in the audience that made them nervous.. he said he looked at the list and was like DAMN

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 8:48 AM

Okay, these photos fucking rawk.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 8:49 AM

Sick...Pretty much the ideal Sunday night show.

Big time props to the bass player and drummer, both of whom have outstanding voices as well. I went into this one completely cold, not knowing what to expect...these guys really do live up to the hype. I was at a friend's apartment across the street after the show, and on the way out got a chance to talk to Robin as the band was loading their gear into their van...as expected, he was chill, down to earth and incredibly humble. These guys just shot way up to the top of my list.

Posted by Drugs Delaney | October 6, 2008 9:01 AM

they were boring.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:05 AM

damn there is some hyperbole for this band

they make some pleasant music, but it's strange to me how big they've become when other artists such as tomorrow's Department of Eagles record, do much more exciting and original tunes.

Fleet Foxes sound like a lot of things all watered down and together. I Feel the same way about them I Do about midlake, nice but nothing special.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:12 AM

were they any good? i left after frank.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:14 AM

Frank Fairfield = Crispin Glover with instruments

Abre Los Ojos!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:14 AM

I didn't get to see them this weekend but were they better than earlier Bowery/Union Hall shows???

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:50 AM

Same setlist???? Boring....change it up a little bit!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 9:52 AM

They sounded fantastic! But at the same time they were boring. I caught them at Union Hall a couple months ago – Webster Hall is not a good venue to see them in. Fleet Foxes should not have a smoke machine going along with that lighting. Still a good show. I'm glad I went. Saw Andrew Bird in the audience.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 10:01 AM

i totally agree, they sounded amazing and the vocal harmonies were really impressive yet i was still bored. maybe i should have stood closer to the front.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 10:23 AM

"I was at a friend's apartment across the street after the show, and on the way out got a chance to talk to Robin as the band was loading their gear into their van...as expected, he was chill, down to earth and incredibly humble. These guys just shot way up to the top of my list"

who gives a shit about you or your across the street friend

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 11:32 AM

such bad pictures for a good band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:30 PM

"I was at a friend's apartment across the street after the show, and on the way out got a chance to talk to Robin as the band was loading their gear into their van...as expected, he was chill, down to earth and incredibly humble. These guys just shot way up to the top of my list"

who gives a shit about you or your across the street friend"

The point he was trying to make had nothing to do with him or his friend-- he was saying that Fleet Foxes are chill, down-to-earth, and humble.

Such a great show last night!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:54 PM

And thanks for the pictures!

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 12:55 PM

yeah i was the guy who yelled for "katie cruel" yes, robin looked back, and went into it. maybe he looked back cause i emailed him the day before asking if they would play it.

-total fan boy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 1:12 PM

there's nothing wrong with "Katie Cruel." it's just that someone yelled out the request right after Robin had finished playing it. maybe this was not you, "total fan boy."

some people commented on my post that dan rossen and chris taylor of grizzly bear/department of eagles were there.

Posted by Mimi | October 6, 2008 1:28 PM

Were Crosby Stills and Nash there?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 1:38 PM

that new song is REALLY good.

Posted by grace6697 | October 6, 2008 1:48 PM

Any mp3s of the Webster Hall show?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 3:25 PM

you would think that guy robin could afford a new pair of shoes...

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 3:56 PM

im sick of seeing that guys face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 3:58 PM

frank fairfield was amazing...

fleeting foxes were great, they're going to be big... you'll be able to say, i saw them at webster hall...

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 4:11 PM

the drummer needs to sing more. what a voice.
great show.

Posted by name | October 6, 2008 4:28 PM

^^^ you're absolutely right about the drummer.

Turns out, he's an established solo act.

Check it:

http://www.amazon.com/Minor-Works-J-Tillman/dp/B0012S5M5M/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1223326939&sr=8-1

Posted by wembley | October 6, 2008 4:39 PM

please take a shower, i could smell you from 3 deep

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 2:02 PM

Saw them last night @ The Waterfront, Norwich, UK - great show !

Support J Tillman's got a great voice, but dare I say his songs became a little tedious by the end of the set.

The lead singer (Robin ?) also has an amazing voice on his 'solo' tracks.

As for the band as whole ... well as one who loves CS&N and the Beach Boys, the harmonies were heavenly - a rare treat and the first time I've heard harmonies this good since Brian Wilson's 'SMiLE' concert a few years ago.

Posted by Geeza | October 29, 2008 6:35 AM

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