On June 16 Nonesuch records will issue Crack-Up, the first new Fleet Foxes album in six years. The band has made the record available to stream via NPR Music’s First Listen series ahead of next week’s official release.
Frontman Robin Pecknold connected the final notes of the album closing track “Grown Ocean” off 2011’s Helpless Blues with the first notes of “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar,” the song that opens Crack-Up. Pecknold and his long time band mate Skyler Skjelset co-produced the 11 tracks on the new LP, which was mixed by regular collaborator Phil Ek and recorded between July 2016 and January 2017 in various spaces including Electric Lady Studios, Avast, Rare Book Room, Sear Sound, The Unknown and The Void.
Each of the songs were written by Pecknold, including the nearly nine-minute lead single “Third of May / Ōdaigahara.” The entire album can be streamed via NPR Music:
- I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
- Cassius, –
- – Naiads, Cassadies
- Kept Woman
- Third of May / Ōdaigahara
- If You Need To, Keep Time On Me
- On Another Ocean (January / June)
- Fool’s Errand
- I Should See Memphis