Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Think You Should Know Thursday

It's finally December which means snow, sweaters, hot chocolate, and tunes that warm your soul. The perfect December 1st band I have to share with you today are the Fleet Foxes, a folk rock band from Seattle (remember when all awesome music came from there?) The band is known for their incredible harmonies as well as their lyrical stylings. They have a sound that is perfect for a day like today with just a hint of winter chill in the air. Their music is also great to listen to while reading a good book curled up in front of the fire place.
The Fleet Foxes are relatively unknown, but they have started to gain more prominence after their 2011 album Helplessness Blues.
My favorite song by the Fleet Foxes is "White Winter Hymnal" not only because it reminds me of winter, but also because of its cyclical nature and imagery evoked by the lyrics.
"I was following the pack
All swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied 'round their throats
To keep their little heads
From fallin' in the snow
And I turned 'round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertime... "
I also like "Your Protector" for its different sound and rhythm. 
"She left a week to roam
Your protector's coming home
Keep your secrets with you, girl
Safe from the outside world"

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