Why indie band Fleet Foxes chose Brueghel

For its pastoral songs about coming down from the mountains for spring, running through forests, walking along streams, and listening to the serenade of meadowlarks, Fleet Foxes chose a suitably bucolic Bruegel painting for their album cover. Just don't expect the music to evoke medieval Belgium!

 

 

 

 

Blog Discussion
This album cover is pretty pretentious... just putting a classic painting on your album cover doesn't make you cool... Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 4:51 PM

aren't most album covers made by artists (not the band)? what's the difference if it is some contemporary work vs. a great classic? it may be a little pretentious, but i think it is appropriate none the less, so what's the big deal? Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 5:37 PM

Is it pretentious because it's really old? I guess "fine art" can be a pretty pretentious world and maybe this feels "fine arty" but we just picked it cause it's really beautiful and there's a ton of bizarre stuff going on when you really get a good look at the whole thing. (And all the little scenes correspond to a different Dutch proverbs) Posted by Dread Viscount Robynne N. Pecknolde IV | April 17, 2008 4:18 AM (aka Robin Pecknold, band member) http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2008/04/fleet_foxes_whi.html

 

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