OUT TODAY: FLEET FOXES’ NEW ALBUM CRACK-UP ON NONESUCH RECORDS

Fleet Foxes released the highly anticipated new album Crack-Up to critical acclaim today on Nonesuch Records. This is the band’s third full-length album and first release in six years. The New York Times says of the album: “Crack-Up is a defiant artistic statement, an album that dares to feel important,” and Associated Press notes the album is “rewarding, involving and meticulous, Crack-Up has been well worth the wait.”  Earlier this week, the band performed to an intimate crowd at The Knockdown Center in Queens, NY which was filmed for PBS’ Live from the Artists Den.  While the full show is slated for broadcast later this year, the performance footage of “Third of May/Ōdaigahara” debuted today.
Fleet Foxes performing “Third of May/Ōdaigahara” for PBS’ Live from the Artists Den
What the critics are saying:
“Crack-Up is a defiant artistic statement, an album that dares to feel important.”- New York Times
“Rewarding, involving and meticulous, Crack-Up has been well worth the wait.” – AP
“A rich, ideas-driven record which pulls off a pretty unlikely feat: infusing Fleet Foxes’ music with the same sense of transcendence and beauty that they managed the first time, now delivered with an added sense of expansive musical ambition.  Confirms that rarest of achievements: a group somehow hanging on to the essence of who they are, while pushing their art into thrillingly unforeseen places.’ – Q Magazine
“Crack-Up contains his most compelling writing to date because it’s so damn relatable in 2017–reacting and retreating inwards as people and institutions fail to meet the standards set in one’s head.”
Pitchfork  (Best New Music)
“Astonishing.  Crack-Up may be the most anticipated release of the year, a welcome return.  Ambitious, mature, meticulous.” – Uncut
“Adventurous, excellent” – Rolling Stone
“Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year… the return of one of the most original bands of this century.” – Times (London)
“No matter how much he experiments, Pecknold can’t completely run away from his obvious strengths. The album’s most stirring moments are those trademark vocal blasts …” – Relix
On June 23, Fleet Foxes will embark on an international tour that follows a series of intimate shows in the Pacific Northwest and  four sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House.  All dates are listed below.
Order Crack-Up
Images and album art available for download here
Watch the lyric video for “Third of May/Ōdaigahara”
Watch the video for “Fool’s Errand,” directed by Sean Pecknold with art direction by Adi Goodrich and produced by Society
Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill
Fleet Foxes 2017 International Tour Dates
* Most North American venues will offer ticket buyers the ability to add the new album to their purchase as an LP, CD, or digital pre-order.
June 23 | France, Lille at ‘Aéronef
June 24 | Netherlands, Ewijk at Down The Rabbit Hole
July 1 | Spain, Vilanova i la Geltrú at Vida Festival
July 3 | Italy, Ferrara at Bands Apart
July 4 | Switzerland, Montreux at Montreux Jazz Festival
July 7 | Spain, Bilbao at Bilbao BBK Live
July 8 | Portugal, Lisbon at NOS Alive Festival
July 11 | Ireland, Cork at Cork Opera House (SOLD OUT)
July 12 | Ireland, Cork at Cork Opera House
July 13 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens
July 14 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens (SOLD OUT)
July 16 | United Kingdom, Southwold at Latitude Festival
July 27 | Portland, ME at Thompson’s Point
July 28 | Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
July 29 | Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Animal Collective
July 31 | Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/ Animal Collective
August 1 | Brooklyn, NY at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell (SOLD OUT)
August 2 | Brooklyn, NY at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell
August 4 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)
August 5 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)
August 6 | Detroit, MI at The Masonic
August 8 | Kansas City, MO at The Midland Theatre
August 11 | San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands
August 13 | Las Vegas, NV at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
August 14 | Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre
August 16 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
August 17 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater  (SOLD OUT)
August 18 | Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory
September 13 | Vancouver, BC at Malkin Bowl  (SOLD OUT)
September 14 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre  (SOLD OUT)
September 15 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre
September 16 | Troutdale, OR at Edgefield Concerts (SOLD OUT)
September 18 | Reno, NV at Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
September 20 | Santa Barbara, CA at The Arlington Theatre
September 21 | San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park  (SOLD OUT)
September 23 | Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl w/ Beach House
September 24 | Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre  w/ Beach House
September 25 | Santa Fe, NM at Santa Fe Opera w/ Beach House
September 27 | Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Beach House  (SOLD OUT)
September 29 | Omaha, NE at Waiting Room Outdoors
September 30 | St. Paul, MN at The Palace Theatre  (SOLD OUT)
October 1 | St. Paul, MN at The Palace Theatre
October 3 | Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre  (SOLD OUT)
October 4 | Chicago IL at Chicago Theatre
November 1-5 | Reykjavik, Iceland at Iceland Airwaves
November 7 | Switzerland, Zurich at X-tra
November 8 | Austria, Vienna at Gasometer
November 9 | Croatia, Zagreb at Tvornica Kulture
November 12 | Germany, Hamburg at Docks
November 13 | Germany, Berlin at Columbiahalle
November 17 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique
November 18 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique
November 20 | France, Paris at Le Trianon (SOLD OUT)
November 21 | France, Paris at Le Trianon
November 23 | United Kingdom, Manchester at Apollo Manchester
November 26 | United Kingdom, London at Academy Brixton
December 01 | Germany, Köln at Palladium
December 03 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet (SOLD OUT)
December 04 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet
December 05 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
December 06 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene
TRACKLIST
1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)
9. Fool’s Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
11. Crack-Up
About Fleet Foxes
Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut.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.
Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut‘s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous “Best of” lists, including Rolling Stone‘s 100 Best Albums of the 2000’s and Pitchfork‘s 50 Best Albums of 2008.  Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination.
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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