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Fleet Foxes will never sign to a major label

Fleet Foxes will never sign to a major label

After placing towards the top of virtually every critic's "Best of 08" list, and playing Saturday Night Live, some of you all have maybe had some worries that your favorite pastoral troubadours would "sell out" and "go mainstream," like doing duets with Lady Gaga, or something of that order.

 

Well, Fleet Foxes themselves are here to allay your fears. After going to a Dept. of Eagles show and hearing rumors about the band signing to Virgin Records, singer Robin Pecknold took to the band's Myspace blog to state the following: "Fleet Foxes will never, ever, under no circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label. This includes all subsidiaries or permutations thereunder. Till we die."

 

And that settles that. Also, if you're that kind of fan, Pecknold also announced that he has cut off his hair.

 

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I feel like bands have said similar things in the past only to sign to a major although I can't think of an example.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

Sub Pop has been under the umbrella of a 'major' for years. So, with that said, these dudes are definitely huffing from the cock shaped major label tailpipe. funny how a band sells a load of records and they start running their mouths. hey, Jim James called and wants his vocals back.

Johnny Handsome

Yeah, this reminded me of when a college sports player or coach swears up and down he's staying at his school, then the next day signs for millions with a pro team.

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They do realize that Warner Brothers owns 49% of Sub Pop, right? They're like .1% away from already being liars.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

I could care less what label they're on, long as they're making good music. I chock this one up to Pecknold's love of MySpace posting more than his hate for major labels. At least he's keeping in touch.

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