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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.

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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.

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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.

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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


Interviews

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

Reinvention

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


Reviews

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