Filmed in 2009 for Nigel Godrich's "From the Basement" series, and drawing from their debut LP and second EP, Fleet Foxes perform an intimate set of harmony-based music that conjures the vibes and sounds of an ancient rural church.
It was early 2008 when I first met Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes' founder, lead singer and songwriter. I'd been dispatched to Seattle by the U.K. Guardian newspaper to find out more about this band who'd just released a five-song EP, “Sun Giant,” that had British rock critics swooning. The group, barely two years old, was on the verge of releasing a debut album that would be hailed as an American classic. Quite a feat for an indie band whose first two records were largely made in the members’ various apartments and Pecknold's parents' basement.