More On Why You Should Probably See Fleet Foxes Live Like Now

Music festivals are really conducive for lots of things. Actually seeing music is often not one of them. That’s particularly an occupational hazard of festival reporting, though; photo pits are hot messes of sweat and elbows, and 15 minutes from a band’s first song, you need to be on the other side of the park lining up for the next must-see. So when you’re bouncing around from stage to stage, it’s a pretty special thing to have a band pierce that armor of distraction and just genuinely move you. That’s how it went down for Fleet Foxes’ set at Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend. I already knew they were a great live band — it was a show at Bowery that turned me into a gushball in the first place — but that’s all the more reason to have been amazed at being amazed all over again. Pitchfork’s sharing video highlights from the festival. Here’s Fleet Foxes’ “English House.”

Pretty nice, and it still doesn’t do them justice. There’s a whole slew of clips from the Fork Fest posted at, so make that some mandatory viewing this weekend. As for Fleet Foxes, these are your chances to catch them this fall:

08/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre (w/ Wilco)
08/20 – Eagle, ID @ Eagle Knoll Winery
08/21 – Spokane, WA @ INB Performing Arts Center (w/ Wilco)
08/23 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Ampitheater (w/ Wilco)
09/21 – San Francisco, CA (Treasure Island Music Festival)

Do it.