Fleet Foxes Are ‘Definitely’ Reuniting After Five-Year Hiatus
Following a five-year hiatus, Fleet Foxes are ready to regroup.
In an interview with Distinct, singer-guitarist Christian Wargo revealed he discussed the possibility of the band making a comeback with frontman Robin Pecknold during a recent stop on Joanna Newsom’s tour for which Pecknold is serving as the opening act. “It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” Wargo said. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”
Fleet Foxes last released their sophomore album Helplessness Blues in 2011. Pecknold provided an update on the band’s status in 2014, explaining they took a break after touring, so he could go back to school and get his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. At the time, he said he was working on new music.
“After the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school,” Pecknold wrote on the Seattle indie-folk outfit’s Facebook page. “I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line.”
Helplessness Blues was preceded by Fleet Foxes’ 2008 self-titled debut.