Tonight in Seattle:  

REVERB 2007: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes. Photos by Kyle Johnson

6 Oct 2007 at The Sunset

The highlight of the night had to be Fleet Foxes — by a landslide. This band has received lots of praise on this site, though I admit I’d heard only snippets of their songs prior to the show. Somehow we lucked out and ended up at the front, albeit smashed against the wall next to the speakers, for this packed-house, much-talked-about, transfixing set at the intimate Sunset.

Fleet Foxes definitely deserved the talk. As they wend through the 40-minute set, frontman Robin Pecknold joked that they were all feeling a bit “under the weather,” as they’d played a late-night gig the evening before at Chop Suey. But hangovers or hoarseness be damned: Peckhold plowed through with a strong, haunting voice (I’d have never known him parched had a sweet audience member not fetched him a bottle of water during the set, for which he was profusely thankful). The band’s mesmerizing numbers, which mix jangly-pop with a tinge of acoustic folk, won me over. Especially lovely was “White Winter Hymnal.”

I suspect that if REVERB happens again next year (I hope! I hope!), Fleet Foxes won’t be fit into a 7pm start-time, but rather closing the night in a headlining time slot.

More Fleet Foxes photos from Kyle Johnson...

Fleet Foxes photo by Kyle Johnson

Fleet Foxes photo by Kyle Johnson

Fleet Foxes photo by Kyle Johnson

Fleet Foxes photo by Kyle Johnson


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This show was so packed we couldn't even get in until they were starting their last song. Glad you caught the whole set! The crowd was indeed mesmerized, and with just cause.


Chona and I discussed being a minor at thai ku...

it sucks!

wish we could of seen them

the ff are like my favorite band ever right now

I love that these photos represent exactly what I saw -- Kyle and I must've been standing right next to one another, not realizing it! Awesomeness.

Thanks stella-
Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. Im definitly a bigger FF fan after seing that performance. Hope you all enjoy the pictures. sorry under agers =(

I fell in love with Fleet Foxes the moment I heard them. They are so special.

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