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    Fleet Foxes' New Album, "Crack-Up," Due June 16 on Nonesuch Records; Band Announces Tour

    Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up, its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, June 16 on Nonesuch Records. Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's 2008 self-titled debut. Fleet Foxes has released the album track "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," a nearly nine-minute epic powered by piano and electric twelve-string guitar, string quartet, and the group's trademark sparkling harmonies. In addition, the band has announced new tour dates, including their first North American shows since October 2011; see below for details. Crack-Up pre-orders are available now from iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" may be downloaded instantly; you can watch the lyric video for the track, created by Sean Pecknold and Adi Goodrich, below. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the album also include an exclusive, limited-edition print featuring artwork by Hiroshi Hamaya.

    All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Crack-Up was recorded at various locations across the United States between July 2016 and January 2017: at Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast, and The Unknown. Phil Ek mixed the album, at Sear Sound, and it was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).

    Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut's first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous "Best of " lists, including Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000's and Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a Grammy nomination.

    FLEET FOXES ON TOUR

    May 26–29 Sydney Opera House Sydney, AUSTRALIA
         
    Jul 1 Vida Festival Vilanova i la Geltrú, SPAIN
    Jul 3 Bands Apart Ferrara, ITALY
    Jul 7 Bilbao BBK Live 2017 Bilbao, SPAIN
    Jul 13 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, IRELAND
    Jul 14 Iveagh Gardens (SOLD OUT) Dublin, IRELAND
    Jul 16 Latitude Festival Southwold, UK
         
    Jul 27 Thompson's Point Portland, ME
    Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT) Newport, RI
    Jul 29 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
    Jul 31 Mann Center for the Performing Arts* Philadelphia, PA
    Aug 1 Celebrate Brooklyn! Brooklyn, NY
    Aug 4 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
    Aug 6 Masonic Temple Detroit, MI
         
    Sep 23 Hollywood Bowl** Los Angeles, CA
    Sep 27 Red Rocks Amphitheatre** Morrison, CO
         

    Most North American venues will offer ticket buyers the ability to add the new album to their purchase as an LP, CD, or digital pre-order.

    * w/Animal Collective
    ** w/Beach House

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Fleet Foxes' New Album, "Crack-Up," Due June 16 on Nonesuch Records; Band Announces Tour

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Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up, its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, June 16 on Nonesuch Records. It comes six years after the release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's self-titled debut. Crack-Up is eleven songs, all written by Robin Pecknold, and was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" (a lyric video for the song can be seen here) and an exclusive print. The band has announced new tour dates, including its first North American shows since 2011.

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Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up, its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, June 16 on Nonesuch Records. Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's 2008 self-titled debut. Fleet Foxes has released the album track "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," a nearly nine-minute epic powered by piano and electric twelve-string guitar, string quartet, and the group's trademark sparkling harmonies. In addition, the band has announced new tour dates, including their first North American shows since October 2011; see below for details. Crack-Up pre-orders are available now from iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" may be downloaded instantly; you can watch the lyric video for the track, created by Sean Pecknold and Adi Goodrich, below. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the album also include an exclusive, limited-edition print featuring artwork by Hiroshi Hamaya.

All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Crack-Up was recorded at various locations across the United States between July 2016 and January 2017: at Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast, and The Unknown. Phil Ek mixed the album, at Sear Sound, and it was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).

Fleet Foxes' self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut's first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous "Best of " lists, including Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000's and Pitchfork's 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a Grammy nomination.

FLEET FOXES ON TOUR

May 26–29 Sydney Opera House Sydney, AUSTRALIA
     
Jul 1 Vida Festival Vilanova i la Geltrú, SPAIN
Jul 3 Bands Apart Ferrara, ITALY
Jul 7 Bilbao BBK Live 2017 Bilbao, SPAIN
Jul 13 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, IRELAND
Jul 14 Iveagh Gardens (SOLD OUT) Dublin, IRELAND
Jul 16 Latitude Festival Southwold, UK
     
Jul 27 Thompson's Point Portland, ME
Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT) Newport, RI
Jul 29 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Jul 31 Mann Center for the Performing Arts* Philadelphia, PA
Aug 1 Celebrate Brooklyn! Brooklyn, NY
Aug 4 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
Aug 6 Masonic Temple Detroit, MI
     
Sep 23 Hollywood Bowl** Los Angeles, CA
Sep 27 Red Rocks Amphitheatre** Morrison, CO
     

Most North American venues will offer ticket buyers the ability to add the new album to their purchase as an LP, CD, or digital pre-order.

* w/Animal Collective
** w/Beach House

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Don's picture

Fleet Foxes Los Angeles Hollywoo Bowl
When do tix go on sale?

Luke's picture

Hey!

I'm so excited for the new album.

Please consider playing a show in Minnesota, at First Avenue in Minneapolis or the newly renovated Palace Theatre in downtown Saint Paul. I just wrote to the folks who own those establishments, asking them to reach out to you.

Peace,
Luke

Eric's picture

You guys need to come back to Raleigh, NC. Remember the incomplete show that sounded so amazing even though the rain was coming down sideways in sheets? You said you'd try to get back....

The new track sounds great!

Eric

Zach's picture

So excited that you guys are back!!!! Please come to Minnesota!!!!

Adele Literski's picture

Hi! I pre ordered crack up a little while ago and I just moved. I was wondering if I could get the delivery address changed to my new place?

Thanks,
Adele

nonesuch's picture

Thank you for pre-ordering the album. Hope the move went well! Please contact nonesuchstore@wmgecom.com for help with that.

Adele Literski's picture

I asked my old roommates to keep an eye out for it so just send it to the original address entered! Thanks for replying! Can't wait to get the album!!

Trevor Cameron's picture

Hey I know you. Hippo birdy au jus little lady!! Can't wait to hear this on vinyl!!

Adele Literski's picture

Still havent recieved my record. Its been over a month since I was supposed to recieve it. Can someone please explain?

nonesuch's picture

So sorry about that, Adele. Please e-mail nonesuchstore@wmgecom.com with your order details, and we will get that sorted.

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