Fleet Foxes Are Getting Back Together
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:33:37
Fleet Foxes are getting back together, according to guitarist Christian Wargo. Singer Robin Pecknold and Wargo discussed the reformation at a Joanna Newsom concert in Los Angeles. Pecknold has been been opening for Newsom on her current tour. Wargo told Distinct about the reformation, "It's not, like, 'announced' or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it's happening. Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it's definitely a thing."
It has been five years since Fleet Foxes released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues (Bella Union, Sub Pop). The band went on hiatus back in 2014 when Pecknold moved to New York City and decided to concentrate on getting his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Back in June of 2013 - prior to Pecknold's decision to focus on his studies - two photos were posted to the Fleet Foxes website, the first showing a laptop and a home studio, the second revealing a broken mandolin. However, those photos have since been removed and fans have not been given any insight into when a third Foxes album may be released.
Since putting the band on hiatus, Pecknold has scored an off-Broadway play and joined together with members of The Walkmen, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, and Wye Oak to perform songs off Gene Clark's 1974 album, No Other.
There has been no announcement about an upcoming tour or when we can expect new music from Fleet Foxes, but, finally, it seems like things are moving in the right direction. Hopefully, they won't keep us waiting too much longer.
For more on Fleet Foxes, check out:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff