As of early January, the Pitchfork-beloved self-titled debut album from uber-mellow Seattle harmonizers Fleet Foxes had sold about 180,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. These days, those are pretty good numbers for a new major-label band. For a young indie band on Sub Pop , they’re astronomical. And considering that the FFs have appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and received tons of year-end press love since January 9, that number is probably a whole lot higher now. So it follows that the major labels of the world would probably love to get their grubby little hands on these guys. But according to Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, that is so never going to happen. After reports circulated that the Fleet Foxes had signed with Virgin, Pecknold put up a MySpace blog post to stomp them down in the most unambiguous possible manner.
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