Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Crayon Angels

Although I really like the format and with the great list of past performers (including Phosphorescent, Daniel Johnston & Bill Callahan), I have never really been able to fully get into The Black Cab Sessions. I guess it is partly the nature of the beast, but for me, it seems really hit and miss.

However, that said, the recent Fleet Foxes session has gone some way to warm me towards the whole black cab thing.

Robin Pecknold's earthy, stripped back, finger picked cover of California folk singer Judee Sill's song 'Crayon Angels' reinforces Fleet Foxes' authentic claim as the genuine article, a claim built on the foundation set by the superlative 'Sun Giant EP' and the equally brilliant long player 'Fleet Foxes'.

Watch the session below and then treat yourself further by listening to the original version of 'Crayon Angels', taken from Judee Sill's eponymous debut album from 1971.

MP3: Judee Sill - Crayon Angels

..And for good measure, a very circular song...
MP3: Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal (Courtesy of Sub Pop)

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