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Fleet Foxes Announce New Live Album

A Very Lonely Solstice Due Out This Friday via ANTI-

Dec 06, 2021

Fleet Foxes have announced the release of a new live album, A Very Lonely Solstice. The album was recorded at Brooklyn’s St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in December 2020, where frontman Robin Pecknold gave a solo acoustic livestream performance, singing an array of songs from across the band’s catalog. A Very Lonely Solstice is due out this Friday (Dec. 10) via ANTI-, and the filmed recording of the performance will be out the same day at 3 p.m. EST. More

Big Red Machine Share New Song “Phoenix” (Feat. Robin Pecknold and Anaïs Mitchell)

How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? Due Out August 27 via 37d03d

Jul 22, 2021

Big Red Machine (aka Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner) are releasing a new album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?, on August 27 via 37d03d. Now they have shared the album’s latest single, “Phoenix,” which features guest vocals Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and Anaïs Mitchell. More

Mar 09, 2021

Fleet Foxes made their NPR Tiny Desk Concert debut today, as frontman Robin Pecknold performed a four-song acoustic set consisting of songs from the band’s newest album, Shore. The set consisted of “Going-to-the-Sun-Road,” “Sunblind,” “Featherweight,” and “I’m Not My Season.” More

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 07, 2016

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has been opening for Joanna Newsom on her European tour. Last week at a show in Dublin the duo sang a duet of Newsom’s “On a Good Day” (from Have One on Me) and of course fan video of the performance has surfaced. Watch it below. More

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

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

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 Furnaces, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes vs. Joanna Newsom, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Saint Etienne, Elliott Smith, and Sonic Youth. 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

Jun 23, 2010

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold is taking a break from work on the band’s second album to support Under the Radar cover artist Joanna Newsom on a short string of west coast shows. We have the dates. More

Feb 24, 2010

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold is heading out on tour with Joanna Newsom beginning March 28th. We have the dates. More


Sep 08, 2021

In 2017, Robin Pecknold nearly died. Surfing a massive wave off the California coast, the Fleet Foxes multi-instrumentalist was soon tangled in the riptide, his board stripped away from him as he struggled for 15 minutes to swim back to shore. More