Fleet Foxes

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


Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold joins Joanna Newsom for “On a Good Day”

Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes is currently opening on tour for Joanna Newsom while she supports her 2015 album, Divers. Last week, at a show in Dublin, Pecknold joined Newsom for a version of Newsom’s “On a Good Day.” Watch the video below, via Consequence of Sound. Also, check out the pair’s upcoming tour dates below. Pecknold has previously covered the Have One on Me song when he toured with Newsom in 2010.

Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold:

03-25 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
03-26 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
03-27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
03-28 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03-29 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
03-31 Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
04-01 Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
04-02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04-03 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
04-05 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
04-06 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Berlin – RY X

2. Never – All the Luck In The World

3. Phantoms and Friends – Old Man Canyon

4. Emma – Silences

5. Steady My Bones – Winterbourne

6. Take Care – Tom Rosenthal

7. Tiger Striped Sky – Roo Panes

8. The Well – Imaginary Future

9. Lift Me Up – Mree

10. Big Jet Plane – Lady of the Sunshine

11. Last Ships – Firekites

12. Someone You’d Amire – Fleet Foxes

13. Places We’ve Roamed – Dancing Years

14. A September Song – Simon Herron

15. Slow Breath – Farewell J.R

16. Tunnel – The Bronze Medal

17. When The Poet Sings – L.A. Salami

18. Magpie – Khushi

19. First Light – Racing Glaciers

20. In the Middle of the Night – Chloe Foy

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes

2. Mansard Roof – Vampire Weekend

3. The World at Large – Modest Mouse

4. Don’t You Evah – Spoon

5. Caring is Creepy – The Shins

6. You Only Live Once – The Strokes

7. Lazaretto – Jack White

8. Glacier – James Vincent McMorrow

9. Not A Crime – Gogol Bordello

10. Pink Wonton – Man Man

11. Cayucos – Cayucas

12. For Someone Far Away – Jordan Velez

13. Grand Optimist – City and Colour

14. Sugar – Shout Out Louds

15. Change Your Mind – The Killers

16. Out of Control –  Clear Static

17. Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro

18. Would That Not Be Nice – Divine Fits

19. Percussion Gun – White Rabbit

20. You, Me and the Bourgeoisie – The Submarines