Label: Sub Pop Release date: 20/10/08 Link: ‘He Doesn’t Know Why’ epitomizes what I love about Fleet Foxes. From the multi-part Beach Boys-esque harmonies that open the song to the reflective piano chords that signal its end, everything about the song seems both familiar and fresh. It’s like a summer of love take on alt-country; folksy acoustic guitars and tambourines build up into the bass and drums, spilling over into a faux chorus which sees vocalist Robin Pecknold repeatedly declaring “there’s nothing I can do/there’s nothing I can say”.