Better score yourself a set of tickets because the Kilby Court show is nearly sold out. Despite certain local press reports describing Fleet Foxes as a Vampire Weekend-type hype machine, the Washington-based band has serious staying power and talent to burn. The lead singer's voice is otherworldly in a Jim James howling down a tunnel type of way and I can't wait to hear what it sounds like in such intimate quarters. There's nothing like seeing a band play Kilby before they outgrow smaller venues. And with Fleet Foxes opening for Wilco in August (sold out), it's likely they've already reached that next level.
Here's a beyond-intimate set, courtesy of Black Cab Sessions
and here's Jim James (let it play a bit, then press pause cause it takes forever to load):