Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart visited Austin City Limits
With the Fleet Foxes wrapping up their final shows in Japan last week and having fulfilled their contract for Sub Pop, their future as an entity for the short term and long term is uncertain. The gentlemen of Fleet Foxes will hardly go missing though. Josh Tillman is now FATHER JOHN MISTY with a soon be announced record on Pop Bus Records. (Think about it.) Poor Moon is the new project of Foxes’ Christian Wargo and Casey Westcott who are similarly signed to Sub Pop and sounding a whole lot like the second coming of Crystal Skulls. Yes please!
Though we in the Northwest seem to be woefully out of the scheduling loop and have to wait until late February for actual TV airtimes on PBS of Austin City Limits, the internet provides us a way to keep the love going as PBS has made available online both Fleet Foxes and the Head and the Heart’s half-hour performances. Though too short for my liking, the prestigious 25 minutes above might be the best video document yet of the Foxes’ performance of Helplessness Blues, which we voted the strongest Northwest record of 2011. Headbanging at an upright? Oh yeah!
Check below the fold for an appearance by fellow Sub Pop band The Head and the Heart who apparently made their own splash at the adjunct Austin City Limits Festival in 2011.