WATCH: Robin Pecknold play a new Fleet Foxes song — “I Let You” — at the Florida Theatre
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Jacksonville is a good four hours and some 200+ miles away from Tampa, Fla.. Still, with Fleet Foxes‘ one and only Florida appearance happening in J-ville, it was a no-brainer to drive up to see if the boys from Seattle, Wash. could replicate, in real life, the harmony and instrumentation on their latest LP — Helplessness Blues – which could possibly be one of the top five albums of 2011. Every moment of the almost two-hour long set confirmed the hype, and it’s shame that the Sub Pop-signees didn’t venture any further down America’s wang — aka Florida.
It’s a bit difficult to try and express how surreal it was to hear Pecknold — along with the rest of the band — utilize three and four-man harmonies to send chills up the spines of those in attendance, and no YouTube video could ever do the experience justice, but it seemed fitting to post this measly phone video of Pecknold playing the latest Fleet Foxes song, “I Let You,” to begin the encore. He introduced the cut by asking that everyone be respectful of the quiet parts of the cut. ”There are some quiet passages,” he explained half-jokingly, “I would just weep if someone shouted ‘fuck.’” Check out the song above. A higher quality audio recording is available below via TwentyFourBit.
Robin Pecknold – “I Let You” (Live in Seattle, Wash.)