With their ear to the ground, the FLEET FOXES are heading for the big standstill

01. February 2021

Das Ohr am Kommenden, steuern die FLEET FOXES dem großen Stillstand entgegen

Seattle is known for raw and aggressive sounds. More than any other genre, the Northwest metropolis is associated with grunge. And yet folk also has a firm place in Seattle. Back in the late 1980s, the Walkabouts established their first psychedelic folk efforts on Sub Pop, the label of Mudhoney, Nirvana and Soundgarden. So it wasn't at all far-fetched that exactly three decades later, the Fleet Foxes also set off into the wondering world, at least in the US via Sub Pop. Unlike the Walkabouts, who were firmly rooted in the spirit of college rock, Robin Pecknold and his Fleet Foxes followed in the footsteps of sixties bands like The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. In 2008, their debut album "Fleet Foxes" thrilled listeners with such compact vocal harmonies as hadn't been heard in almost 50 years. And the melodies of their second album, "Helplessness Blues" (2011), also caressed the ear.

eclipsed No. 131 / 6-2011

11. April 2014

Shelter From The Storm

Bob Dylan is entering the eighth decade of his life. With the experiences and impressions of the 70 years that lie behind him since May 25th, one could well equip ten lives, and none of them would be uneventful. We recall stations in the life and career of the ingenious and enigmatic US artist and decorate the whole thing with a "special shopping list".

Moving Images of a Moving Raceway