Watch Robin Pecknold, James Mercer, & Friends Cover “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” With Judy Collins Herself

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2019 Newport Folk FestivalThis year’s Newport Folk Festival was quite eventful! Not only did country supergroup the Highwomen make their official debut performance, the fest ended with an all-star event called “I Had A Song” featuring a number of big names covering some of the best tunes ever. That’s how we got Kermit The Frog More »

Robin Pecknold Shares New Fleet Foxes Demos On Instagram

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Fleet Foxes' Robin PecknoldBack in late 2016, before Fleet Foxes had officially announced their third album Crack-Up, frontman Robin Pecknold was already teasing the band’s fourth LP, saying it wasn’t written yet but would be out “within 24 months of LP3 according to contract.” Given that Crack-Up dropped in June of 2017, that means we should … More »

Fleet Foxes Frontman Opens Up About Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

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Robin PecknoldSuicide rates have risen dramatically in this country over the past two decades, quietly morphing into a full-blown public health crisis. In the past week alone, we’ve lost Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two beloved celebrities, to struggles with depression and mental health. And last night, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold More »

Fleet Foxes Turns 10

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Fleet-FoxesBy 2008, indie’s ascension was in full swing. Arcade Fire were already a big name. The preceding year, the National and LCD Soundsystem had released landmark albums. From the beginning of ’08 through ’09, you had the debut of Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent’s assured sophomore outing Actor, and crossover moments from Animal … More »

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Will Help You Finish Your Song

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Robin Pecknold Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is now a man of the people, offering his co-writing services to fans. “I will help you finish your song, send it to /robin-pecknold on SoundCloud, one a week for foreseeable future,” he posted on Instagram. More »

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold Calls Bruno Mars “Toys R Us Gap Band”

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Beardy folk men are apparently not big Bruno Mars fans. Earlier today, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver responded to Mars’ surprising Album Of The Year win at last night’s Grammys by tweeting, “Absolutely NO offense to Mr Mars, but you absolutely have to be shitting me.” And now, as Pitchfork reports, … More »

Restlessness Blues: Robin Pecknold And The Rewriting Of Fleet Foxes

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Robin Pecknold and I had our road trip all planned out. We pull out of Reykjavik around lunchtime, aiming to play tourists for the afternoon. There’s a giant, famous waterfall called Gullfoss we want to see, and if we’re lucky maybe we can make it to one of Iceland’s black sand beaches for sunset. Soon … More »

Hear Fleet Foxes Cover Nina Simone’s “Do What You Gotta Do”

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Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold and Casey Wescott did a BBC Radio 6 Music live session that aired today. As Pitchfork points out, they played two tracks: Crack-Up‘s “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me” and “Do What You Gotta Do,” a song that was written by Jimmy Webb and … More »