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One of my new favorite bands, Fleet Foxes, has been getting a lot of attention lately that I never really noticed until a friend recommended them to me. They’ve got a sound reminiscent of Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket; a bit folk, a bit rock, and a whole lotta vocal harmonies that pierce the soul.

They just finalized their summer tour dates, and they apparently just added a new member to the band, too. Maybe they’re picking up the buzz that us blogs are putting down, because this definitely seems like a move towards confidence in the project continuing forward. I predict a big year for these guys above and beyond what other bloggers have already predicted. They’ve got a slot at the Pitchfork Music Fest this summer, which is always a vote of confidence from the scene that these guys have a bright future ahead of them.

I really dig the sound myself, and I really think it seems to transfer well live. I haven’t seen them myself yet, but on the live recordings it comes off really well.

Read on for the tour dates. Who else is a fan like me?

Fleet Foxes 2008 Tour Dates:

05.24 George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival
05.30 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
06.02 Paris, France – La Fleche d’Or
06.03 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
06.04 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
06.05 Berlin, Germany – Cafe Zapata
06.09 Brighton, England – Audio *
06.10 Bristol, England – Louisiana *
06.11 London, England – Barfly (University of London) *
06.12 Nottingham, England – Social *
06.14 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s *
06.15 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club *
06.17 Manchester, England – Roadhouse *
06.18 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC2 *
06.26 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
06.27 San Diego, CA – Casbah
06.28 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
06.29 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
06.30 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture
07.02 Austin, TX – Mohawk
07.03 Dallas, TX – Loft
07.05 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
07.06 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07.07 Washington, DC – Black Cat
07.08 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
07.09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
07.12-13 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park (SP20)
07.14 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
07.15 Montreal, Quebec – Le Divan Orange
07.18 Madison, WI – Terrace
07.19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07.20 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
07.22 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07.23 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
07.25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
08.07 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08.09 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out Wet Festival
09.05-07 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival
* with Beach House

(via JamBase)