Free Robin Pecknold EP!

Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) announced today, via twitter (@FleetFoxes), that he was giving away a new, three-song EP: “So, I recorded three acoustic songs a couple weeks ago in LA with my friend Noah. One is a duet with my friend Ed Droste from the amazing band Grizzly Bear, one is just a new solo jam, and one is a cover. Here’s a link to download them: [Link]”  It’s definitely an exciting set of recordings, and the duet – “I’m Losing Myself” – is poignant and gripping.  Hear it below, and then go grab your own:

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Robin Pecknold Performs Three New Songs in Seattle

On August 4th, during his opening set for Joanna Newsom at Seattle’s Moore Theater, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) performed three new songs.  And thanks to the hard work of the fine folks over at We All Want Someone to Shout For, and Stereogum, I’m very pleased to bring them to you.

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Things I Should’ve Mentioned…

Hey, everyone!  Lots of stuff for you, this week.  As you might have noticed, I’m steadily working my way through the mailbag.  There’s lots more great stuff in there, which I hope you’ll see in the next few days.  The really good, slightly-longer-term news is that my dissertation now has a planned submission date.  So, one day – in the not-too-distant future – I’ll be able to spend lots more time developing some of these tidbits into articles.  But until that day comes, I leave you with the best of this week’s bookmarks…

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