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Jan 19, 2021

Fleet Foxes have shared a new live video for their song “I’m Not My Season,” taken from their most recent album, Shore. The video was shot at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, NY as part of the band’s “A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream” performance back in December of last year, and it was directed by frontman Robin Pecknold’s brother Sean. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

A Terrible Year Yielded Some Not Terrible Music

Jan 15, 2021

So, 2020 was quite an uneventful year wasn’t it? Nothing much of note happened. It was pretty boring. But at least there were some decent records to liven things up. This is the intro to our Best Albums of 2020 list I wish I could be writing.  More

Dec 11, 2020

In September Fleet Foxes surprise released via ANTI- a new album, Shore, only a day after it was officially announced. Last night the band were the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they performed the album’s “Can I Believe In You” in a church with Resistance Revival Chorus More

Fleet Foxes Announce “A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream” on December 21

Stems for Shore Will Also Be Available on Bandcamp This Friday

Dec 01, 2020

Fleet Foxes have announced “A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream,” a new livestream performance that will take place on December 21st at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST, which coincides with the Winter Solstice. This reflects the release of their latest album Shore, which was released on September 22nd at 6:31 a.m. PST / 9:31 a.m. EST, the Autumnal Equinox. Robin Pecknold, frontman of Fleet Foxes, will deliver a solo acoustic performance, along with a one-song appearance by Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC), a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers. More

Nov 12, 2020

In September Fleet Foxes surprise released via ANTI- a new album, Shore, only a day after it was officially announced. Now the band has shared a new video for the album’s “Sunblind,” despite the fact that the album was accompanied by a short film.  More

Oct 07, 2020

Last month Fleet Foxes surprise released via ANTI- a new album, Shore, only a day after it was officially announced. Although the album was accompanied by a short film, the band have now shared a separate video for Shore track “Can I Believe You.”  More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Fleet Foxes, Loma, Tim Heidecker and Weyes Blood, and More

Plus Bruce Springsteen, Tunng, Hayden Thorpe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 25, 2020

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2020. This was the week where those on the left mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and worried about the future of the Supreme Court, as her dying wish to have her replacement be appointed by the next president was ignored by hypocritical Republicans who blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court pick because it was an election year. Meanwhile America reached the sad milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, there was no justice for Breonna Taylor, and President Trump strongly suggested that he may not leave office peacefully if Biden wins.  More

Sep 22, 2020

Yesterday, Fleet Foxes officially announced Shore, a surprise new album, after teasing it over the weekend, and as promised the album is now out. You can stream it here and also watch the accompanying film. More

Sep 21, 2020

Over the weekend there were some Internet rumblings about a surprise new Fleet Foxes album and now the album has been officially announced. The album is entitled Shore and is accompanied by a film. It’s due out tomorrow. More

Watch Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Debut New Song “Featherweight”

During Vote Ready, A Concert For Voter Registration He Also Covered Arthur Russell and The Roches

Aug 17, 2020

A few nights ago Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold played a handful of songs for Vote Ready, A Concert For Voter Registration, organized by Live From Out There, Fort William Artist Management, and the voter engagement advocacy group HeadCount. His three song set included two covers and a new track: “Featherweight.” More

Fleet Foxes Share Rarity “Isles”

First Collection 2006 – 2009 Due Out November 9 via Sub Pop

Sep 27, 2018

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new vinyl box set, First Collection 2006 - 2009, on November 9 via Sub Pop. It collects their debut album, their early EPs, and some rarities. Now they have shared one of those rarities, "Isles," which was originally released as a B-side to "White Winter Hymnal" in the U.K. in 2008 and has not been officially released outside of Europe. More

Fleet Foxes Announce Vinyl Box Set of Early Work and Share Trailer

First Collection 2006 - 2009 Due Out November 9 via Sub Pop

Sep 20, 2018

Fleet Foxes have announced a new vinyl box set, First Collection 2006 - 2009, that collects their debut album, their early EPs, and some rarities. It's due out November 9 via Sub Pop (except in Europe, where it's out via Nonesuch).  More

Sep 06, 2018

Fleet Foxes have shared a new video/short film for "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," the opening track to last year's Crack-Up. Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes' frontman Robin Pecknold) directed the somewhat mysterious film. More

Jul 19, 2018

Fleet Foxes have shared a new short film for "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me," from last year's Crack-Up. There was already an animated vertical video for the song back in April, but this is a short film inspired by and featuring the song. Ryan Heffington directed and choreographed the clip, which features a party in which a new engagement is announced, but not everyone is overjoyed by the happy news.  More

Apr 12, 2018

Fleet Foxes have shared a video for "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me," from last year's gracefully woven Crack-Up. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Pitchfork Music Festival Full 2018 Lineup: Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Moses Sumney, Lucy Dacus, Big Thief, and More

Mar 13, 2018

Chicago's the Pitchfork Music Festival has been slowly announcing their lineup via a mural with the artists' names being painted on it over the last few weeks. Now the final and full lineup has been revealed for the festival, which goes down July 20 to 22 in Chicago's Union Park.  More

Full List of Record Store Day Releases Revealed - Arcade Fire, Courtney Barnett, and More

Plus Kevin Shields and Brian Eno, Mac DeMarco, The National, The Cure, Fleet Foxes, and Others

Mar 06, 2018

The full list of 2018 Record Store Day releases has been revealed. Record Store Day goes down on April 21 and just in case you don't already know, the basic idea is to get music fans out to their local independent record store, with the bait being a slew of exclusive limited edition releases.  More

FORM Arcosanti 2018 Lineup - Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, and More

Hundred Waters' Curated Festival Also Features Chance the Rapper, Charli XCX, Blood Orange, Zola Jesus, Dirty Projectors, and More

Feb 22, 2018

FORM Arcosanti is returning this year and its 2018 lineup has been announced. The band Hundred Waters created the festival and they also curate the lineup and are performing. Other notable performers include Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Chance the Rapper, Charli XCX, Blood Orange, Zola Jesus, Dirty Projectors, Jay Som, Mount Kimbie, Mitski, Julianna Barwick, Caroline Polachek, and more.  More

Jan 16, 2018

Fleet Foxes released a new album, Crack-Up, last June via Nonesuch. It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Now the band has announced more tour dates. They include newly announced North American shows in the spring and some summer European dates. More

Shaky Knees Festival Lineup - The National, Jack White, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Alvvays, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The lineup for the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival has been announced. The festival goes down in Atlanta, GA's Central Park May 4-6. The headliners are The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age.  More

Coachella 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Beyoncé, The War on Drugs, St. Vincent, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Eminem, Fleet Foxes, alt-J, Perfume Genius, Moses Sumney, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Japanese Breakfast, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Coachella has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 13 and 20 is headlined by The Weeknd, Saturday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Eminem. More

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017

Another Dark Year Was Brightened By a Plethora of Fantastic Albums

Dec 30, 2017

2016 was regarded as a fairly rough year by many, but 2017 was no walk in the park either. 2016 was mired by the deaths of several beloved musical icons (David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Sharon Jones among them) and the disappointing and divisive Presidential election, but in 2017 we had to deal with the ramifications of said election (we'd say that roughly 95% of the musicians we interview likely don't support many, if any, of President Trump's policies).  More

Fleet Foxes Announce Spring 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Crack-Up Out Now via Nonesuch

Dec 05, 2017

Fleet Foxes released a new albumCrack-Up, back in June via Nonesuch. Now the band have announced some 2018 tour dates.  More

Nov 27, 2017

Fleet Foxes released a new album, Crack-Up, back in June via Nonesuch. Now the band's Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott have stopped by Lauren Laverne's show for BBC Radio 6 music to cover Nina Simone's "Do What You Gotta Do," from her 1968 album 'Nuff Said! (Jimmy Webb wrote the song).  More

Watch Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Cover Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More”

From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 Album Southern Accents

Oct 04, 2017

Tom Petty, the singer/songwriter/guitarist who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with his band as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died Monday night after suffering cardiac arrest Sunday night in his home in Malibu, Los Angeles.  More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

Jun 16, 2017

Here we highlight five albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Album of the Week: Fleet Foxes

Crack-Up Out Today via Nonesuch

Jun 16, 2017

It's been six years since Fleet Foxes released an album, and, on Crack-Upyou can hear it. In 2008 and 2011 the Seattle-based band released two records (Fleet Foxes and Helplessness Blues) of straightforward, though nonetheless beautiful, Americana.  More

Stream the New Album by Fleet Foxes - “Crack-Up”

Crack-Up Due Out June 16 via Nonesuch

Jun 08, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new albumCrack-Up, next Friday (June 16) via Nonesuch. Previously they had shared the album's first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," a trailer that featured snippets of various songs from the album, another Crack-Up song, "Fool's Errand," as well as a video for "Fool's Errand," and the relatively short but sweet "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me."  More

Listen: Fleet Foxes - “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me”

Crack-Up Due Out June 16 via Nonesuch

Jun 07, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new albumCrack-Up, on June 16 via Nonesuch. Previously they had shared the album's first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," a trailer that featured snippets of various songs from the album, and another Crack-Up song, "Fool's Errand," as well as a video for "Fool's Errand."  More

Watch: Fleet Foxes – “Fool’s Errand” Video

Crack-Up Due Out June 16 via Nonesuch

May 12, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new album, Crack-Up, on June 16 via Nonesuch. Earlier today they shared another Crack-Up song, "Fool's Errand." Now the song has a video directed by frontman Robin Pecknold's brother, Sean Pecknold, with art direction by Adi Goodrich. More

Listen: Fleet Foxes – “Fool’s Errand”

Crack-Up Due Out June 16 via Nonesuch

May 12, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new album, Crack-Up, on June 16 via Nonesuch. Previously they had shared the album's first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" and shared a trailer that features snippets of various songs from the album. Now they have shared another Crack-Up song, "Fool's Errand."  More

Apr 04, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new albumCrack-Up, on June 16 via Nonesuch. Previously they had shared the album's first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," and announced some festival appearances and tour dates. More

Mar 28, 2017

Fleet Foxes are releasing a new album, Crack-Up, on June 16 via Nonesuch. Previously they had shared the album's first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara," and announced some festival appearances and tour dates.  More

Mar 07, 2017

Fleet Foxes have announced a new album, Crack-Up, and shared its first single, the near nine-minute long "Third of May / Ōdaigahara." Crack-Up is due out on June 16 via their new label, Nonesuch (previously they were on Sub Pop).  More

Fleet Foxes Announce More Shows and Share Playlist of Songs That Inspired the New Album

Four Shows at Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall in Australia Announced

Feb 28, 2017

Fleet Foxes are prepping a new album for release sometime in 2017. The band fronted by Robin Pecknold have already announced a handful of shows around the world this year, including a headlining date at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI on July 28 and two nights at the Iceland Airwaves festival in November.  More

Feb 23, 2017

Although they’ve yet to announce new music, Fleet Foxes just announced they’ll be playing this year’s edition of Iceland Airwaves. More

Fleet Foxes Say New Album is “Alllllmost done,” Announce First Show in Five Years

Band to Perform at Spain's Bilbao BBK Festival in 2017

Nov 15, 2016

All signs are pointing to us likely getting a new Fleet Foxes album in 2017. Frontman Robin Pecknold has previously said as much and now the band has said that the follow-up to 2011's sophomore effort, Helplessness Blues, is "Alllllmost done."  More

Robin Pecknold Says He’s Working on New Fleet Foxes Music for a 2017 Release

Pecknold Has Also Covered Harry Nilsson's "Don't Forget Me"

May 18, 2016

It's been five long years since the last Fleet Foxes album, 2011's sophomore effort Helplessness Blues. Pecknold has since been busy getting his undergraduate degree at Columbia University, but has also recently been touring solo, opening forJoanna Newsom. In the comments of a photo Pecknold posted of his Columbia University ID to his Instagram, Pecknold responded to fan questions and revealed that he is working on new Fleet Foxes music for 2017.  More

Watch Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Perform a New Song Live

Performed While Supporting Joanna Newsom's European Dates

Mar 02, 2016

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is currently opening for Joanna Newsom on her European tour. As he promised he would be doing, this past Sunday at a concert in the Netherlands he played a new song which a fan captured on his phone. Watch the video below.

Dec 10, 2015

A couple of weeks ago Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold posted a cover of The Five Keys' "Out of Sight, Out of Mind." Now he has announced that he's joining Joanna Newsom on some of her tour dates early next year and will be playing some new solo material. More

Nov 30, 2015

Over the weekend Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold posted a cover of The Five Keys' "Out of Sight, Out of Mind." It was posted to Pecknold's Soundcloud account and then when linked to from Fleet Foxes' Facebook page the post read: "Happy holidays - here's a cover. Thanks to Gabe Wax for engineering." More

Jan 08, 2015

Okay, so this isn’t exactly Fleet Foxes news—so don’t get too excited.  More

Dec 03, 2013

Back in 1974 Gene Clark, found member of The Byrds, released No Other. Developing into a cult favorite among musicians years after being deemed a critical and commmercial failure at the time of its release, the album will be given a bit of new life when it will be played in its entirety on the road by a gathering of some of indie rock's most notable artists, including Beach House, as well as members of Fleet FoxesGrizzly Bear, and The Walkmen. More

Oct 23, 2013

Throughout the week Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is honoring Pearl Jam with a series of cover performances by a number of special guests, eventually culminating with an appearance by Eddie Vedder and his crew to play some songs off their latest LP Lightning Bolt. More

Feb 23, 2012

Breaking up sucks, and as evident Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold's new solo track "Olivia, In A Separate Bed," it makes for some sad, sad music. More

Feb 14, 2012

This week on the newest episode of Portlandia, beloved, quirky songwriter Joanna Newsom shows up to provide a few laughs. More

Jan 23, 2012

Over the weekend Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom appeared on a split billed episode of Austin City Limits. More

J. Tillman Parts Ways With Fleet Foxes

“Back Into the Gaping Maw of Obscurity I Go”

Jan 20, 2012

Sad news today for Fleet Foxes fans—drummer J. Tillman is leaving the fold.  More

Jan 18, 2012

Former joint Under the Radar cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes are the newest in artists to grace the Austin City Limits stage. We have a preview.  More

Dec 01, 2011

Last night the 54th Annual Grammy Awards presented its year's list of contenders, with Bon Iver coming away big and scoring some of the evening's higher profile nominations, including Record and Song of the Year ("Holocene"), Best New Artist, and Best Alternative Album.  More

The Digital Version of Under the Radar’s 10th Anniversary Issue Features 70 Extra Pages of Content

Includes Bonus Joanna Newsom vs. Robin Pecknold Interview, Plus Articles on The Dears, Dntel/The Postal Service, The Fiery Furnaces, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, and more

Nov 23, 2011

The digital version of Under the Radar's 10th Anniversary Issue includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 70 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print version, including extra full page photos, 13 bonus articles, and 11 bonus reviews. The digital version includes exclusive bonus articles on Arab Strap, Clinic, The Dears, The Delgados, DNTEL/The Postal Service, The Fiery FurnacesRobin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna NewsomMogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint EtienneElliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. More

Watch: Fleet Foxes – “The Shrine/ An Argument” Video

Helplessness Blues out now via Sub Pop

Nov 21, 2011


A new video for "The Shrine/An Argument" by Fleet Foxes has been released along with some international tour dates.


Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold vs. Joanna Newsom

Arm Wrestling Tournament Action

Oct 19, 2011

Arm wrestling tournament action.  More

Sep 27, 2011

A number of noteable bands besides Radiohead made appearances on late night television yesterday.  More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2011 Day Two including Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Fleet Foxes

Plus Empire of the Sun, Broken Social Scene, The Head and the Heart Plus More.

Sep 21, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. Empire of the Sun, and more. More

Stage Collapses at Pukkelpop, Smith Westerns Uninjured

Kills at Least One, Injures Others

Aug 18, 2011

A few hours ago a stage collapsed at the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, killing at least one and injuring several others.


Fleet Foxes Announce New Tour Dates

Includes Dates with The Walkmen and European Shows

Jul 26, 2011

Fleet Foxes have announced more tour dates in support of May release Helplessness Blues. More

May 23, 2011

Fleet Foxes stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Friday night and delivered an engaging set in support of their new record, Helplessness Blues. We have the video. More

Apr 25, 2011

Well worth the wait, Fleet Foxes’ sophomore album Helplessness Blues (out May 3 via Sub Pop) is now streaming in full.  More

Watch: Fleet Foxes on Jools Holland

Helplessness Blues Out May 3

Apr 20, 2011

Fleet Foxes showed off their dulcet tones across the pound last night, playing for a U.K. audience on Later with Jools Holland. We have the video.  More

Apr 12, 2011

Fleet Foxes is are the move. The Pacific Northwestern purveyors of folk are expanding their tour with additional dates this July. We have the full run of dates.  More

Mar 30, 2011

Having already gotten a taste of Fleet Foxes' much anticipated sophomore effort Helpelessness Blues with their title single and "Battery Kinzie," Robin Pecknold and company have released a video for the track "Grown Ocean."  More

Mar 22, 2011

Earlier today on his show BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe debuted a new Fleet Foxes track, the folksy "Battery Kinzie."  More

New Music From Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold

Three Songs Released via Band's Twitter Account

Mar 07, 2011

The Fleet Foxes frontman turned this relatively uneventful Monday morning into an indie-folk playground, unleashing three fresh solo tracks via the band's Twitter account. More

Mar 04, 2011

Pitchfork has announced the initial lineup of its 2011 Music Festival. More

Fleet Foxes to Release New Album in May, Title Track Available Now

Helplessness Blues Due May 3, New Tour Dates Announced

Jan 31, 2011

Fleet Foxes have announced details of the much-anticipated follow-up to their widely acclaimed 2008 self-titled debut. Helplessness Blues will be released on May 3 via Sub Pop. The title track has been released as a free download and new tour dates have been announced. We have all the details and the new song. More

Fleet Foxes Delay Album

Band Scraps Much of the Recording

Oct 14, 2010

Bad news from Fleet Foxes’ camp. The previously reported, nearly completed, sophomore album? Well, not so complete as it turns out. More

Sep 17, 2010

Exciting news from Fleet Foxes’ camp—the Seattle-based folkies have completed a follow-up to their self-titled 2008 debut. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Apr 02, 2010

On his relatively brief tour with Joanna Newsom, which began just a few days ago, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes has apparently been performing new material. While there is no information on the track's fate, it's good enough to share, and a recent concert goer at Cincinnati's MusicNow Festival did just that. You can watch a performance here. More

Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Grizzly Bear, Tegan & Sara Make Crafts For Haiti

Contributors Also Include: Fleet Foxes, M. Ward, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, and many others

Mar 10, 2010

Haiti is still recovering from January's devastating earthquake. Aiding the recovery efforts is a group of musicians and artists who are auctioning off exclusive items to benefit the nation. The project, called Crafts For a Cause, is spearheaded by Binki Shapiro of Little Joy and will go live on March 15th. Among the items up for bidding, an original song by Mark Ronson, a camera painted by Drew Barrymore, and a shirt designed by M. Ward. Other artists involved include: Jenny Lewis, Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Feist, Conor Obest, Aziz Ansari, Devendra Banhart, Cat Power, Daft Punk, Natalie Portman, The Strokes, and many others. More

Check Out Photos of Lollapalooza Day One

Photos of Depeche Mode, Fleet Foxes, Of Montreal, Peter Bjorn and John, A-Trak, and Hollywood Holt

Aug 08, 2009

Lollapalooza began yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day one action. Check out his photos of Depeche Mode, Fleet Foxes, Of Montreal, Peter Bjorn and John, A-Trak, and Hollywood Holt. Click here for the full gallery of Friday's photos.


Coachella 2009 Day Two Features Strong Sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes

Fans storm M.I.A.'s stage and Glasvegas cancel due to a hospitalized singer

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. Fans storm M.I.A.'s stage and Glasvegas cancel due to a hospitalized singer. More

Read Interviews with Artists Playing Coachella

Under the Radar articles on Those Performing This Weekend

Apr 16, 2009

We have posted to our website select previous Under the Radar interviews with some of the great artists playing the Coachella festival this weekend. If you're heading out to the festival, then check out these interviews at the links below to either give you a primer on an unfamiliar artist or remind you why they are one of your favorites whose set you will definitely be catching. Even if you're not hitting the desert festival, this is a great collection of back issue content newly posted to the site. More


May 07, 2018

Robin Pecknold comes from a breed of thoughtful, emotional Americana musicians who tread carefully with every word they offer. More

Jul 03, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2008 article on Fleet Foxes, our first interview with the band. In fact, this was the Seattle band's first interview for a nationally distributed print magazine. At the time of the interview they had only recently signed to Sub Pop and were some six months away from releasing their debut album, which was then to be titled Ragged Wood but was eventually simply self-titled.   More

Father John Misty


Aug 14, 2012

Earlier this year, Josh Tillman dropped what—to many Fleet Foxes fans—felt like a bomb: he was leaving the band. A little more than a week later, Tillman announced his triumphant return to the music world, this time as a solo artist playfully dubbed Father John MistyUnder the Radar caught up with Tillman at his Laurel Canyon home to discuss the newest chapter in his musical career. More

Fleet Foxes

The Sound of (Dis)satisfaction

Nov 01, 2008

Imagine that you're feeling a little overwhelmed. Imagine you and your band have made a first album that is arguably the most widely acclaimed release of the year. Imagine you're Robin Pecknold, and you write the songs for Fleet Foxes. More





Sep 28, 2020

The release of Fleet Foxes’ fourth album, Shore, was timed to coincide precisely with the autumnal equinox (9:31 a.m. Eastern Time on September 22). With all that this year has brought to bear, the occasion of the surprise release of the lauded folk rock band’s latest album seemed as good as any for a turn in our collective fortunes.  More

First Collection 2006 – 2009

First Collection 2006 – 2009

Sub Pop

Dec 27, 2018

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago, Fleet Foxes had only just begun their meteoric rise. More




Jun 14, 2017

When Fleet Foxes first appeared on the music scene, it was like they'd walked out of their own time and space and arrived in 2008 fully formed. More

Fleet Foxes at The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY

October 5th, 2011

Oct 17, 2011

The Louisville Palace is covered with ornate sculpture, and when you look up at the ceiling, you are immersed in a replica of the night sky, glowing stars shining down on the crowd. Yet when Fleet Foxes took the stage, their three- and four-part harmonies danced through their performance like rays of sunshine.  More

Fleet Foxes at The Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA

May 8th, 2011

May 10, 2011

“We can banter with a crowd this size even if the banter is 95% about banter,” joked Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold to the sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday night. All retro-harmonies and acoustic guitars, the sweater-clad Seattle sextet seems like an unlikely crew to carry the banner as new indie heart throbs. They are, however, ridiculously talented musicians. More

Helplessness Blues

Helplessness Blues

Sub Pop

May 02, 2011

The delay between Fleet Foxes' first album and their second was partially due to a self-proclaimed sudden lack of confidence on the part of singer/lyricist/ringleader Robin Pecknold. The foremost quality of the band's debut was its startling poise, and so there might be some concern that Fleet Foxes' chief strength might be compromised. More

Lollapalooza 2009 Day One Report

August 7th, 2009

Aug 08, 2009

No amount of rain or cloud could've obscured the beauty of Chicago's Grant Park on the first day of Lollapalooza, which despite less than welcoming conditions drew tens of thousands of mostly happy, mostly well-behaved music fans. On day one we caught Fleet Foxes, Crystal Castles, Of Montreal, and Depeche Mode. More

Coachella 2009 Day Two

April 18th, 2009

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. More