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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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