Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill
Well, I’ve been waiting a while for this and I’m sure I’m not the only one. As I get set to head to SXSW next week, I’m reminded of the time I sprinted down 6th in Austin to catch a midday set by them at Emo’s Annex. Place was half-empty and I sat on the steps and was absolutely blown away. I wound up face to face with Robin Pecknold and was stammering like a high school kid with a crush. As clear it was yesterday, here’s how our awkward conversation played out.
Me: Uhhhh, you guys are going to be huge. That was awesome.
Robin: Thanks man. You really think so.
Awkward silence ensues.
Me: Thanks again man. See you around.
Robin: Thanks for coming.
Anyway, Crack Up will be out om June 16th via the fine folks at Nonesuch. To celebrate they’ve released a 9 minute mini-epic titled Third of May / Ōdaigahara. Here’s a little more info on the forthcoming album.
All eleven 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).
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