Fleet Foxes is decidedly pro-filesharing- Robin Packnold even attributes piracy to their success.
Robin explained that he found all of the music that inspired him as a teenager through similar services, and says:
“I’ve downloaded hundreds and hundreds of records – why would I care if somebody downloads ours? That’s such a petty thing to care about. I mean, how much money does one person need? I think it’s disgusting when people complain about that, personally.”
Another statement by the band insists, “Fleet Foxes will never, ever, under no circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label,” despite the countless offers from labels, amidst their growing success and high sales. They are currently signed to Sub Pop Records.