Fleet Foxes and many more play Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19th. - Oh My Rockness

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Fleet Foxes and many more play Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19th.

July 8, 2008
Pitchfork's annual three-day music festival always features a ton of really good bands. This year the bands gracing Chicago with their buzzing presence include Animal Collective, The Hold Steady, Vampire Weekend, !!!, Jay Reatard, Fuck Buttons, Spon and more, more, more! Go here to check-out the full line-up for all three days.

We can't talk about all the bands playing in such a small space as this, but we can talk about one of these bands. So we spun the wheel and it landed on Fleet Foxes.

Seattle's Fleet Foxes are probably going to be a household indie name soon on account of their recent signing to Sub Pop. But that's what happens when you write harmonious songs that are easy on the ears and make the kids wax nostalgia for a time years before they were born. Boys who wear beards (to emulate their fathers who spun these same sounds back in the early 70's) will definitely like Fleet Foxes. Girls will like them too, but not girls who wear beards probably.

The five members of Fleet Foxes make slightly country folk-pop that sounds very similar to My Morning Jacket, with a little bit of Band of Horses, some Animal Collective, and dash of The Band. Fleet Foxes are touring around the country with their frequent partners in pop crime, Blitzen Trapper, and are set to play SXSW and San Francisco's Noise Pop Fest. Take it to the limit, boys.

But again, Fleet Foxes are just one of the bands playing this crazy thing. Go here to read about others.

Pitchfork's three-day music festival is at Union Park, Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th.


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