I wish I could get My Morning Jacket, Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Adams, and Simon & Garfunkel over for a game of horseshoes set to the instrumental gem "Heard Them Stirring." We'd talk about which tracks kick ass or just simply blow our collective minds instead. Oh, and Bill n' Ted would lend me their time machine so Billy The Kid could stop by with some moonshine to regale us with stories from the wild wild West, as "Blue Ridge Mountains" permeates the background. Then Band of Horses and The Shins would crash the party just to argue over who wishes they wrote "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" more...
The final verdict:
I've barely pinned the tail on Fleet Foxes, so please listen for yourself. Be warned: this frontier-friendly music may make you wanna hop on your trusty horse and ride off into the sunset [to Seattle, perhaps]. If your collection lacks true-blue American folk rock, it’s time to tuck away your Vampire Weekend and let FF folk up your life.