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Fleet Foxes Preview First LP in Six Years With Epic New Song

Folk rockers plot U.S. tour around new album

Fleet Foxes will return June 16th with Crack-Up, the follow-up to 2011’s Helplessness Blues. The band announced the album on Tuesday and released “Third of May/Ōdaigahara,” which shows that their harmony-heavy folk rock remains intact. 

“Third of May/Ōdaigahara” is an ambitious composition with string orchestration, multiple voices rising in unison and marked shifts from loud to quiet. At several points during the nearly nine-minute song, the pounding piano falls to leave a lone singer, who sounds fragile and isolated. The band roars back to full volume, but in the final minutes of the song are voiceless and beat-less – just a soothing wash of strings. 

Lead singer Robin Pecknold wrote “Third of May/Ōdaigahara” along with the other 10 songs on Crack-Up. He also co-produced the record with member Skyler Skjelset. The band recorded the album in the second half of 2016 at studios around the U.S.: Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast and The Unknown. Their last album, Helplessness Blues, was released in May of 2011, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Fleet Foxes will embark on an international tour before Crack-Up‘s release and continue to play live throughout the summer.

Crack-Up Track List

1. “I Am All That I Need/ Arroyo Seco/ Thumbprint Scar”
2. “Cassius, -“
3. “- Naiads, Cassadies”
4. “Kept Woman”
5. “Third of May/ Ōdaigahara”
6. “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me”
7. “Mearcstapa”
8. “On Another Ocean (January/ June)”
9. “Fool’s Errand”
10. “I Should See Memphis”
11. “Crack-Up” 

Fleet Foxes Tour Dates

May 26 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
May 27 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
May 28 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
May 29 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
July 1 – Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, @ Vida Festival
July 3 – Ferrara, Italy @ Bands Apart
July 7 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
July 13 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Iveagh Gardens
July 14 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Iveagh Gardens
July 16 – Southwold, United Kingdom @ Latitude Festival
July 27 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
July 28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
July 29 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ the Prospect Park Bandshell
August 4 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
August 6 – Detroit, MI @ The Masonic
September 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
September 27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater 

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