Fleet Foxes is a five-member Seattle group, including Robin Pecknold, his singer. After Sun Giant, a first EP, the quintet released an eponymous debut on June 3, 2008 at the independent label Sub Pop (Bella Union for Europe).
The American rock magazine Rolling Stone credits the 4-star record, comparing it to the Beach Boys, Band of Horses, or Crosby, Stills & Nash. The band defines its own music as a mixture of "baroque harmonic pop". Based between rock and folk, the group works particularly melodies but also vocal harmonies. The album contains songs with structures that are both complex and limpid so that one sometimes has the impression of hearing two songs in one.
On tour since the spring of 2008, the group played with Bob Dylan's Wilco, I Shall Be Released, in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
In February 2009, the group refused a contract offer from Virgin Records, calling the majors "anti-music". While preparing a new album, he continues to tour festivals in Europe and the United States.