Okay, so we took a long hiatus with Cosmic America, mostly because Alex moved four time zones away. We’re going to have some new episodes soon, I promise! In the meantime, here’s one of the last episodes taped before Alex moved away — this one focuses on Fleet Foxes’ eponymous debut LP. Like Crosby, Stills & Nash in an echo chamber with a bunch of funky electric folk guitarists, this song sort of defied immediate classification, and ended up creating a furor in the indie rock scene. Their output since this album hasn’t been nearly as melodic, so it’s important to go back and pay respects to an album that now seems as frozen in time as it sounded when it was first unleashed on the landscape almost a decade ago.