I’m building a shrine for the Fleet Foxes
Did you ever see Robin Pecknold from the Fleet Foxes blush on stage? Only because a girl in the audience screamed how wonderful the music is …
I’ve seen the magical Fleet Foxes twice now, once in Berlin, and more recently in London.
In Berlin they played at a small club called Huxley’s. It’s a great venue because only 300 people or so fit in. Science Boy was absent, so I took my friend Pavleta and we squeezed into the front row. Oh, how I loved the harmonies, it was an absolutely amazing concert.
At some point singer Robin Pecknold was about to start a tune on the guitar when a girl screamed from the back: “You’re wonderful!” He was a bit embarrassed (not sure, but he might have blushed) and said “Thank you, dear.” Very cute – and great audience in Berlin.
The Shrine is a magical song
The second time I had tickets for the Fleet Foxes I took Science Boy with me. They played at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, another great venue which is also not too big. I especially liked “The Shrine” from the Helplessness Blues album. The part where Robin sings (from 0.57min):
Always gives me goose bumps, especially when he sings live. Robin’s voice becomes so raw and strong in that part. Also, the official video is a wonderful piece of art.
Trying to cover the Fleet Foxes
Since I find their music so touching and I love the way they use harmony, I’m now rehearsing the Tiger Mountain Peasant Song with my friend Helen.
|We’re doing what the girls from First Aid Kit did in the forest. They have become quite famous now. Here are the chords we’re using.|
Here are more pics from the Berlin (2008) concert: