The Newport Folk Festival has announced that Fleet Foxes will play their their first show in six years with a performance at the legendary festival with a headlining gig on Friday, July 28th.
Fleet Foxes, the American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington, came to prominence in 2008 with the release of its second EP, Sun Giant, and its first, self-titled album Fleet Foxes. Both received much critical praise and reviewers often noted the band’s use of refined lyrics and vocal harmonies. Fleet Foxes’ second studio album, Helplessness Blues, was released on 3 May 2011.
Frontman Robin Pecknold continues to tease Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues follow-up. In November, he said the album is “alllllmost done,” and later revealed it’s 11 tracks and “55ish minutes” with “some folk-soul songs.” Yesterday, he commented on Instagram, “songs soon!” He also answered a fan who asked, “Do [Fleet Foxes] albums come naturally or is it tough work?” Pecknold said: “I think my standards just became very particular which makes it hard. Beautiful / not pastiche / not overwrought / surprising / not stock this or that genre / blah blah blah. But I’m writing more music now with less pressure and it’s going fast.”