Wednesday August 09, 2017

Fleet Foxes have 'one more go at it' with their 1st album in 6 years

Fleet Foxes in studio q.

Fleet Foxes in studio q. (Melody Lau/CBC)

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When Robin Pecknold, the lead singer of the critically acclaimed band Fleet Foxes, decided to stop touring and pursue a degree at Columbia University in 2013, fans weren't sure what to expect. And while Robin did keep his music career somewhat going in the years that followed, he also did a lot of other things, including hiking the base of Mount Everest, and taking up surfing.

This year marks the return of Fleet Foxes that a lot of music fans have been waiting for. Their album Crack-Up came out in June. It's their first record in six years, and it may be their most complex and ambitious.

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes talks to Tom Power about returning to making music.

You can find out more about Fleet Foxes on tour in North America here.

— Produced by Cora Nijhawan