Fleet Foxes – Third Of May / Ōdaigahara

New track off forthcoming third album is head-spinning 9-minute song-suite. Rorschach-blot lyric video accompanies.

Fleet Foxes – Third Of May / Ōdaigahara

FLEET FOXES, THE FORWARD-thinking folk-rockers with the crystalline harmonies, return with an extraordinary track foretelling their most ambitious album yet. After six years in seeming retreat, Robin Pecknold and bandmates challenge their fans with a serpentine collage of song that moves through distinctive phases – some ecstatic, some more abstruse and troubling. MOJO is reliably informed the track is in keeping with the detailed and fascinating sonic landscapes of their third album, entitled Crack-Up, which will arrive on June 16, via Nonesuch Records.

Crack-Up pre-orders are available now from iTunes and nonesuch.com, where Third Of May / Ōdaigahara may be downloaded instantly.  Pre-orders of the album at nonesuch.com also include an exclusive, limited-edition print featuring artwork by Hiroshi Hamaya.

Fleet Foxes' <em>Crack-Up</em> album sleeve: folk-rock goes ECM!

All 11 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, and was recorded at Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast, and The Unknown between July 2016 and January 2017.

The band have also announced Australian dates to add to their 2016 tour.

Fleet Foxes 2017 International Tour Dates

May 26 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House May 27 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House May 28 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House May 29 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House July 1 | Spain, Vilanova i la Geltrú at Vida Festival July 3 | Italy, Ferrara at Bands Apart July 7 | Spain, Bilbao at Bilbao BBK Live 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 August 4 | Toronto ON at Massey Hall August 6 | Detroit MI at The Masonic September 23 | Los Angeles CA at Hollywood Bowl w/ Beach House September 27 | Morrison CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Beach House