This American Indie band (with Norwegian heritage) is back from a hiatus, after the leadman, Robin Pecknold, decided he had had enough of the crazy touring life for a while, and went back to school to get an undergraduate degree.
And it turned out to be a good decision, because Fleet Foxes recently released its third album, Crack-Up, which has been well received so far. In contrast to their previous albums though, their new material is a bit more challenging to the ear, as the band has used it to go on a musical exploration, leaning quite heavily on literary and historical references and in the process, have floated away from the “easy listening” corner.
Generally speaking, the band has a dreamy “old school” folk sound, with comforting harmonies that may remind you of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young or Simon & Garfunkel.
One of the songs they are best known for is White Winter Hymnal:
And if you are curious to hear material from their new album, click below:
In all honesty, I am looking forward to hearing Fleet Foxes play their old material, more than their new, but am definitely glad to see them back on the road.