The fine foulks over at MOJO Magazine recently announced the nominees for their 2009 MOJO Honours List and Fleet Foxes received three nominations! Were we to be keeping track, that would come out to… MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.
As anyone with the good sense to read MOJO would be able to tell you, Fleet Foxes are in remarkably good company here. Further proof to be found in this bit of pudding from the MOJO Honours List announcement itself:
Now in its sixth year, the Honours List has seen the likes of James Brown, Arthur Lee, The Who, Noel Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Lemmy, Morrissey, Marianne Faithfull, Judy Collins, The Clash and The Stooges (to name but a few) join forces to celebrate great music in all its grand forms.
Fleet Foxes have been nominated in the “Album of the Year,” “Best Live Act” and “Song of the Year” (for “White Winter Hymnal”) categories, alongside the likes of PJ Harvey and John Parish, Paul Weller, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, and a whole raft of other amazing artists. And, though we did not put out the Fleet Foxes record in the UK (Bella Union did) we are just incredibly proud of these guys for all that they have accomplished.
Congratulations, Fleet Foxes, here’s hoping you sweep all three categories!
For an insightful (and funny) glimpse of (two of) the MEN OF FLEET FOXES, please refer yourself to this entertaining, freewheeling interview Robin and Josh did with the inimitable Nardwuar the Human Serviette a while back!