GIANT MEN

June 3, 2012 – 4:41 am

Update: June 25, 2012

A number of Bob Dylan tracks are no longer available for download.

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You all have noticed the site has been very slow over the past two days. It’s because our host has withdrawn the extra bandwidth they previously provided at no extra charge. Times are hard for everyone.

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The rise and rise of Fleet Foxes.

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

FLEET FOXES
Sydney 2009 [no label, 1CD]

Live at The Metro, Sydney, Australia; January 3, 2009. Excellent FM stereo broadcast.

“I don’t love the music of Fleet Foxes. It loves me. Please let me explain. Their music doesn’t demand your attention, it creeps under your skin. Somehow it manages (to) nestle its way into your heart, increasing its beauty with every listen. Every listen revealing another secret that you didn’t know existed. Every listen revealing another layer. To the point where their songs become part of your life, part of your being. Part of you. No wonder their debut album is so well loved. So their first visit to Australia was met with great expectations. I am happy to say that those expectations were blown apart with consummate ease. Put simply, Fleet Foxes were nothing short of amazing in Sydney on Saturday night. On the third day of 2009, I will be amazed if I see a better show this year. Yeah, it was that good.” - Wayne at oceansneverlisten.blogspot.com

We have shared Fleet Foxes once before [click here]. A 2011 show around the time the second album was released. Just as that show revealed their debt to Neil Young, the Byrds and more, this show offered some tasty covers. Singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold braves the stage to sing solo Judee Sill’s Crayon Angels and also a traditional folk song generally associated with Karen Dalton, Katie Cruel. The band pays keen attention to the past and must have an awesome record collection.

This concert is highlighted by their strong vocal harmonies and a very appreciative audience. If they get more popular, we might see the return of excessive facial hair. This was broadcast on “JJJ Live At The Wireless” on Feb 22, 2009. Thanks to the fan who recorded and shared the show.
- The Little Chicken

Thanks also to Azure Sea for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Sun Giant (4.1MB)
Track 02. Sun It Rises (6.5MB)
Track 03. Drops In The River (7.0MB)
Track 04. English House (7.1MB)
Track 05. White Winter Hymnal (4.1MB)
Track 06. Ragged Wood (9.4MB)
Track 07. Your Protector (6.7MB)
Track 08. Crayon Angels* (Judee Sill cover)/Oliver James* (11.1MB)
= Quiet Houses (not broadcast)
Track 09. He Doesn’t Know Why (6.1MB)
Track 10. Mykonos (8.5MB)
= Katie Cruel (Karen Dalton song not broadcast)
Track 11. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song* (7.4MB)
Track 12. Blue Ridge Mountains (with support act The Dodos) (6.2MB)

* Robin Pecknold solo

Lineup:
Robin Pecknold - vocals
Skye Skjelset - gtr
Christian Wargo - bs, washboard
Casey Westcott - keyboards, bass
Jay Tillman - drums

The first self-titled album garnered them a hit with White Winter Hymnal. Buy the 2008 album here.

Drummer Jay Tillman has also released an album as Father John Misty and the album is titled Fear Fun. Produced by Jonathan Wilson and mixed by Phil Ek. Buy it here.

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  1. One Response to “GIANT MEN”

  2. This concert is head and shoulders above the last post (my opinion), the sound quality is excellent even to my damaged ears. I can understand the review about them trawling through their parents record collection. I hear a touch of Doors licks here a touch of Bunnymen there and much more, if you turn this response off in your head these guys are good. The only very very litle niggle I have is I would have liked a better run in to Sun Giant. I would have liked to hear the omitted tracks so if anyone knows where they are, can you post.

    By Creatist on Jun 5, 2012

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