Fleet Foxes

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Window – Coma Cinema

2. Veil – The Washboard Abs

3. Cassette Jam One – Ada Babar

4. Capacity – Big Thief

5. Bread – Ben Varian

6. Time On Her Side – Future Islands

7. Heart Basel – The Drums

8. Glowing Brightly – Florist

9. Losing All Sense – Grizzly Bear

10. Road Head – Japanese Breakfast

11. Never Been Wrong – Waxahatchee

12. Baybee – Jay Som

13. 123 – Girlpool

14. Star Roving – Slowdive

15. Hard to Say Goodbye – Washed Out

16. Appointments – Julien Baker

17. The Embers – Vagabon

18. Apocalypse – Cigarettes After Sex

19. Real Death – Mount Eerie

20. Kept Women – Fleet Foxes

Listen to Fleet Foxes cover Nina Simone

Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott from Fleet Foxes were the guests on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 Music show today. They performed “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me” from the band’s latest album Crack-Up. They also covered the song, “Do What You Gotta Do,” which was written by Jimmy Webb and performed by Nina Simone on her 1968 record ’Nuff Said! “I just love what she did to the melody,” Pecknold said. “I love her melodic phrasing.” Listen to the session here.

Watch Fleet Foxes play “Fool’s Errand” on “Colbert”

Fleet Foxes have returned to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the musical guests on last night’s episode. They performed “Fool’s Errand” from Crack-Up. Watch it below. They played “Third of May” the last time they were guests on the show.

Fleet Foxes play Crack-Up songs on “CBS This Morning”

Fleet Foxes have been on the television circuit as of late to promote their new album Crack-Up. After performing on “Colbert” last night, they appeared on “CBS This Morning Saturday” earlier today. They performed from Electric Lady Studios live and they played a series of songs from the new album: “Third of May,” “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me,” and “Fool’s Errand.” Watch performances of the latter two songs below.

Fleet Foxes announce Sydney Opera House show live stream

Fleet Foxes will be performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia from May 27-29th. The three shows at the venue are a part of their tour leading up to their new album, Crack-Up. The band now have announced that the final show at the concert hall will be live-streamed on the band’s Facebook page at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT. Fleet Foxes confirmed that they will be performing songs from their new album. Their current tour will go through Europe this summer, before the band returns to the United States with a show in Portland, Maine on July 27th.

Watch Fleet Foxes’ new “Fool’s Errand” video

Fleet Foxes shared a new song from their upcoming album Crack-Up called “Fool’s Errand” last night. They have now shared a music video for that track. It is directed by Robin Pecknold’s brother, Sean Pecknold and was shot on 35 mm film, and features art direction by Adi Goodrich. The video shows interpretive dancing, nature imagery, and, at the end, a wolf. Watch it below and find Sean Pecknold’s statement on the visual below that. The Pecknold brothers also collaborated on the videos for Helplessness Blues’ “Grown Ocean” and “The Shrine/An Argument,” as well as the Crack-Up album trailer.

Crack-Up will arrive June 16th via Nonesuch.

Sean Pecknold:

“Fool’s Errand” couldn’t have been shot on anything but 35mm film. The timeline was tight, but shooting on film made us focus and shoot only what we absolutely needed for the edit. There is still nothing like the look of film and it matches the sonic quality of the Foxes music quite well.

Fleet Foxes announce first U.S. show in 6 years

Fleet Foxes have announced their first show in the U.S. since 2011. They will perform at Newport Folk Festival in July, which runs from the 28th to the 30th at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island. They will headline on the first day. The concert follows their appearances at Vida Festival, Bilbao BBK Live, Iveagh Gardens (Dublin), and Piazza Castello in Turin, which Robin Pecknold had announced yesterday on Instagram. See Fleet Foxes’ tour schedule below.

Pecknold has continuously teased at the follow-up to Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues. He said the album is “alllllmost done” in November and revealed later it’s 11 tracks and “55ish minutes” with “some folk-soul songs.” He commented on Instagram, “songs soon!” yesterday. See his latest posts below.

Fleet Foxes:

07-01 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain – Vida Festival
07-03 Turin, Italy – Piazza Castello
07-06-08 Bilbao, Spain – Bilboa BBK Live
07-13 Dublin, Ireland – Iveagh Gardens
07-14 Dublin, Ireland – Iveagh Gardens
07-28 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival