Fleet Fox Robin Pecknold’s Side Project

Lead Singer and Guitarist for Fleet Foxes, Robin Pecknold, has a solo set side project.  Aparently he’s going through some hard times and can’t write, so he’s doing some really amazing covers.  The band is called White Antelope.  He covers traditional songs such as Silver Dagger, and he even has a cover of Bob Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe; you’ll hear the same haunting voice and use of driving rhythm guitar.  I highly recommend the song False Knight on the Road.

Visit his Myspace page and listen to his tracks: http://www.myspace.com/awhiteantelope.

The background for his myspace is, I think, a drawing by N.C. Wyeth (a pupil of Howard Pyle the illustrator and author of King Arthur and Robin Hood books).  This makes me happy.

If you want to read a bit about the White Antelope project go here: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2009/11/10/white-antelope/

On that website above, you will find some mp3 files of his songs.  You can actually download and keep these songs for yourself by right-clicking on the link and then clicking “save link as;” then simply save it and add that mp3 file to itunes or whatever music player you use.

Tanti Auguri,

Peter Bloch

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