New studio album from Fleet Foxes
The follow-up to Helplessness Blues and their self-titled album debut
Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, comes six years after the release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's self-titled debut. "Rewarding, involving, and meticulous," says the AP, "Crack-Up has been well worth the wait."
"Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year," exclaims the Times (U.K.). "The return of one of the most original bands of this century." Pitchfork calls it "their most complex and compelling album to date."
All 11 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). The indie folk band, formed in Seattle, debuted their first full-length, self-titled album, in June 2008. Fleet Foxes received four out of five stars from Rolling Stone, which compared it to the likes of the Beach Boys, Animal Collective, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a 9.0 out of 10 in a review by Pitchfork Media, sharing the website's album of the year rank with Fleet Foxes' earlier Sun Giant EP. At the end of 2008, Fleet Foxes was rated album of the year by Billboard's Critic's Choice and in Metacritic's end of year best album round-up it appeared in 17 lists, topping six of them.
|1. I Am All That I Need/ Arroyo Seco/ Thumbprint Scar|
|2. Cassius, -|
|3. - Naiads, Cassadies|
|4. Kept Woman|
|5. Third of May/ Odaigahara|
|6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me|
|8. On Another Ocean (January/ June)|
|9. Fool's Errand|
|10. I Should See Memphis|
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