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Fleet Foxes — Sun Giant EP

Fleet Foxes -- Sun Giant EP
They are not a jam band, they only look like one. A really good-looking one.

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Latest comment by: Old Man: "Man I love this album. Just picked it up on friday and I can't stop listening to it! Did any of you catch how Robin Pecknold channels Springsteen on "Mykonos?" It almost sounds like the Boss heading up Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Beautiful music - I can't ...

Top 50 Imaginary keywords this month

For the keyword curious, here's the full top 50 ways folks found TIG in Google last month.

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Latest comment by: Joseph Riippi: "I'm gonna have to go ahead and take credit for the "fuck photo" link. Without Music Fuck It"

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!

Once I saw Fleet Foxes were touring with (also new Sub Pop signee) Blitzen Trapper, I figured the signing was inevitable.

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Latest comment by: Dylan: "yahoooo! Unfortunatley I pick the ONE weekend that the Foxes decide to play the Vera Project to leave town. Thanks, fate, thanks for nothing."

Join us Chop Suey this SUNDAY for the Unscrew the Croc Employees Benefit

Even though we're in the midst of a celebratory time of year, the shock of the sudden closing of the legendary Crocodile Cafe is still with us.

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Latest comment by: Beehive: "That sounds like a great idea Liz! Right on.. It's awesome when the music community can come together! "

Kyle Johnson's Top Ten Local Live Music Photos of 07

2007 was the first year I really got into shooting live music. Its a great form of photography that you cannot fully apreciate until you have shot it. Every show is a challenge. You often cannot be sure of how much time you will have, lighting conditions, how many other photographers are shooting, where you will be able to shoot from, etc.

That being said, I have seen countless amazing Live shots from our talented NW Photogs. I decided to include five shots from other photographers and five of my personal favorites I shot from the past year. Aww the memories. In no particular order...

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Latest comment by: bloodfist: "Kyle- Great shots! I hate Fergie too, but that shot is simply perfect!! What did you shoot those pics with? Nikon/Canon? What kind of lens?"

Help "Unscrew the Crocodile Employees" on Dec. 30

Chop Suey is hosting a benefit on Sunday, December 30 for The Croc (RIP) staff and Three Imaginary Girls is proud to sponsor the event.

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Latest comment by: imaginary dana: "@JadeEJF -- I got laid off from my dayjob on January 3rd of this year, along with half the rest of the company (second wave dot bomb, anyone). By this time last year, we all knew it was coming and it certainly was a huge bummer during the holidays. But it ...

Tiptoeing toward the new year - what will be great in 2008?

All things considered, I think I can face Father Time if that's what 2008 holds in store. What albums are you awaiting in the next 365 days?

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Latest comment by: Ne Wyearin: "What you have wrote here will inspire not just me but everybody else how will read it. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New year! Ne Wyearin newyearin.com"

Best of 2007: imaginary stella's picks

It’s always odd to revisit what you’ve reviewed over the course of a year. Sometimes, much can change – as after subsequent listenings, you realize that record you thought was pretty decent just blows (see The Killers’ Sam’s Town) or you come to love an album that you’d previously dismissed as mediocre (see “Into the Wild” soundtrack). The true test of a “best release of the year” is its stability, so I’ve tried to pick “long-haul” contenders—albums I’ll go to for months (or even years) to come, with no requirement for a set amount of finalists. Here’s what made the cut...

TOP ALBUMS:

  • LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (this one sits significantly higher than the rest)
  • Interpol: Our Love to Admire
  • The Shins: Wincing the Night Away
  • Eddie Vedder: "Into the Wild" soundtrack
  • Minus the Bear: Planet of Ice
  • Aqueduct: Or Give Me Death

And, topping the list of what sadly wasn’t as good as I expected:
Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

I’ll leave it at that. I can hardly fathom how disappointed I was by that output (mixing the quirky fire of Modest Mouse with legendary jangler Johnny Marr? How did it fall so flat?).

TOP NORTHWEST ALBUMS:

Not that NW artists don't count in overall, national polls! I just felt like making a separate list. To wit:

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Latest comment by: Raven Russell: "true that dave. -raven russell"

Next up in the BOAT covers installations: Fleet Foxes cover "Clogged Castle"

BOAT + Fleet Foxes = two great Seattle tastes that taste great together!!

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Latest comment by: Richard: "No worries Robin. I think it slays (in a good way)."

REVERB 2007: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes. Photos by Kyle Johnson

at The Sunset

The band’s mesmerizing numbers, which mix jangly-pop with a tinge of acoustic folk, won me over.

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Latest comment by: Dylan: "I fell in love with Fleet Foxes the moment I heard them. They are so special."