Hailing from Seattle and signed to the cred-dispensing Sub Pop label, Fleet Foxes not only has a really cute name that’s fun to say, they have current and former members of such noteworthy indie groups as Crystal Skulls and Pedro the Lion. What’s better, they hate hippies
. Which is a strange position to take considering how, well, acoustic
their music sounds. Their song White Winter Hymnal, off their recently released self-titled album, sounds like a bunch of dudes who haven’t bathed in a while sitting around, making with the tunes. As the song moves through its harmonies, it gains a warmth and openness that melts all previous reference to a snowy winter. A wistful, almost lounge-y piano line closes the song, which, in addition to the beautiful cover art taken from Bruegel the Elder, proves Fleet Foxes are indeed a class act.