London-based indie pop group, Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, have just issued their first seasonal double a-side single, Winter, featuring covers of Fleet Foxes’ ‘White Winter Hymnal’ and Neil Young’s classic ‘Winterlong’.
There’ll be one double-a-side single released every season for the next year – four in all, starting with Winter and all tracks will be free to download exclusively from God Is In The TV Zine.
Artist: Fleet Foxes Album: Fleet Foxes File Under: Indie Folk Rock Recommended if You Like: Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Band of Horses, The Dodos, My Morning Jacket Featured Track: White Winter Hymnal
For those of you who follow music, this is probably not a new band for you; but those of you who don’t, you must add this one to your collection. The reaction I had to this Seattle-based quintet the first time I heard them was similar to my first experience with Bon Iver – wow!
I had to the good fortune to see them at SXSW this year while killing time before the Helio Sequence show. (I just love serendipity.) I remember being overwhelmed by the myriad of instruments they had on stage – acoustic and electric guitars, tom drums, mandolins, bass pedals, organs, dulcimers- all overlaid with the most beautiful, harmonious vocals I’ve ever heard. The band clearly pays homage to their folk rock influences, but they do not get lost in it. They synthesize a broad spectrum of styles and sounds into their own. A classic for sure.