Episode 109: Fleet Foxes

“Mearcstapa”

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Fleet Foxes formed in Seattle, Washington in 2006. In 2011, they put out their second record, which was nominated for a Grammy; and then, the band went on hiatus. The lead singer and songwriter, Robin Pecknold, moved to New York to go to Columbia University. In 2017, the band returned with their third album, Crack-Up. And in this episode, Robin breaks down a song from that record called “Mearcstapa.”

You can get “Mearcstapa” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Ali Farka Touré – “Petenere”
Bernard Moitessier
The Beach Boys – “Feel Flows”
Can – “Vitamin C”
Mahmoud Guinia – “Makawyahy” (using the krakeb)

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