Fleet Foxes remain unique
Six years after their last album "Helplessness Blues" Fleet Foxes are releasing a new album in 2017, their now third. On "Crack-Up" the quintet from Seattle once again lives up to their personal genre "baroque harmonic pop jams".
And so the new work lies somewhere between psychedelic retro pop of the 1960s and 1970s, folk and indie rock.
Fleet Foxes already revealed what this sounds like in March with the first single release of "Crack-Up". In the almost nine-minute long "Third Of May/Ōdaigahara" the band shines with piano, electric 12-string guitar, string quartet and the accustomed harmonic-warm voice of singer Robin Pecknold.
A total of eleven new songs are waiting for "Crack-Up", in which the new drummer Morgan Henderson took part for the first time. He joined the band in 2012 and replaces Joshua Tillman, also known as Father John Misty.
The new album was recorded at various locations in the USA, including Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast and The Unknown. Crack-Up" was mixed by Phil Ek (The Shins, Band of Horses, Mudhoney). Greg Calbi (Sterling Sound) was responsible for the mastering.
Their fans have waited a long time for this moment: With their new album "Crack-Up" Fleet Foxes remain true to themselves and once again prove their uniqueness in 2017.
"The band from Seattle is doing the baroque harmonic pop jams justice." (Audio, July 2017)
"...it's great. It is the most heavenly folk music that hipsters, neohippies, nerds and pop connoisseurs can agree upon." (Rolling Stone, June 29, 2017)