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A base of alternative rock mixed with chunks of indie, blended to perfection and topped with randomness is the recipe for WAUG's mix. Tune in for everything from Weezer to Kaki King, Coheed & Cambria to Del the Funky Homosapien. If it's good, we play it on WAUG.
Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk band that was formed in Seattle, Washington in 2006. The band currently consists of Robin Pecknold (lead vocals and guitar), Casey Wescott (mandolin, vocals and keyboard), Christian Wargo (bass guitar and vocals), Skyler Skjelset (lead guitar and mandolin) and Morgan Henderson (arrangements and multi-instrumental). Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset first met at their local high school and became good friends due to their appreciation for Neil Young and Bob Dylan. Shortly after, they began to make music together. Phil Ek, a Seattle producer, took notice of their songwriting and late sixties music style, and decided to help them record their first demo. Fleet Foxes began to gain popularity by word of mouth and from the songs they had posted on their MySpace. As their popularity further increased, more band members were added. While many people enjoy their refreshing sixties-influenced music style, much of Fleet Foxes’ praise comes from their vocal harmonies and their refined lyrics.
Their band was originally named Pineapple, but due to a name clash with a local punk band, Robin Pecknold decided to change it to Fleet Foxes, which he thought was “evocative of some weird English activity like fox hunting.”
WAUG is Augustana College's student-run radio station, located in Rock Island, IL, broadcasting over the internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students are allowed to host a weekly radio show in which they can utilize their creative talents to both speak and play different music varieties over the air. Having a radio show at WAUG provides students with the proper training and practice for future careers in radio and communications industries