Fleet Foxes / The Unified Field Issue 1 - 4077798
Inspired in part by the spirit of Wallace Berman’s Semina journal series (Topanga Canyon, ‘55-’64), The Unified Field offers a unique collection of perspectives in very limited editions. Each issue unites a wide array of contributors under a unique overarching theme. As the name implies, The Unified Field will bring together disparate elements: high / low, academic / primal, word / picture. For this initial release, The Unified Field is honored to present: ISSUE 01 transition. Each journal includes a hand numbered pressing on a clear vinyl 10" featuring tracks by: Robin Pecknold, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Amen Dunes, Department of Eagles and more… These artists have contributed previously un-released songs in their raw, newly crafted state—a rare glimpse at works between conception and completion. Damien Echols, of the West Memphis 3, just weeks following his release after 18 years on death row, penned an entry reflecting his thoughts during such a drastic shift in reality. Author, editor and activist Gloria Steinem has shared previously unpublished writing. Charles Aaron, Editorial Director of SPIN magazine, muses on his selections from African magazine Transition and the impact they’ve had. Renowned music photographer Autumn de Wilde captures intimate portraits of adolescence. These and many more contributions from artists, writers, filmmakers and other creators reside alongside one another in the first collection of The Unified Field.
Released: October 1, 2012
Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant - SP781
The Sun Giant EP is our first release with the really very wonderful, baroque harmonic pop combo Fleet Foxes. Their names are Skye, Robin, Joshua, Casey, and Christian and they live here in Seattle, Wash. We will be releasing a longer-length (some might even say “full-length”) recording of theirs on June the 3rd, 2008. This forthcoming recording will, in all likelihood, bear the same name as the band, and by that we mean Fleet Foxes.
The following quote is here out of context (and perhaps misused or misconstrued as a result) and taken from the inside cover of Sun Giant. Whatever else it might be, it makes for about as good of a “statement of purpose” as anything we’ve read:
“I don’t really know what I’m trying to say with this. It’s not good to romanticize a time of great hardship, hardship I’ve never known and am not conditioned to understand. I’m also not interested in a ‘back to nature’ thing, as nature as it was is gone for the time being and it would take a very big leap of faith and common sense to ignore that. But, music to me is just as awe-bringing as the world maybe once was, and I just love it a lot.”
We love it a lot, too.
If you pre-order the new Fleet Foxes full-length recording on CD or LP by June 3rd, you’ll automagically receive $2 off! That makes the CD $10 and the LP $12!
The glorious gate-fold vinyl LP version of Fleet Foxes, by the way, comes with a digital download code, includes the Sun Giant EP on a second, enclosed, largely complimentary (and certainly complementary) piece of vinyl! This, it seems worth mentioning, is currently the only way to get Sun Giant on vinyl. Also worth mentioning: this version of the Fleet Foxes vinyl LP, the one with that comes packaged with the Sun Giant EP, is the same version of the LP that you will find wherever and whenever you might buy it — not just here through subpop.com, and not just if you pre-order it. So, now you know!
Released: February 28, 2008