Collective Concerts & Indie88 Present
1 Front Street East
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B2
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
On June 16, Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records), its long awaited and highly anticipated third album. Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut. Fleet Foxes has released the album track“Third of May / Ōdaigahara,” a nearly nine-minute epic powered by piano and electric twelve-string guitar, string quartet, and the group's trademark sparkling harmonies. In addition, the band has announced new tour dates, including their first North American shows since October 2011. More tour information, including North American ticket pre-sale*, is provided below. 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.
All eleven 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. Crack-Up was recorded at various locations across the United States between July 2016 and January 2017: at Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast, and The Unknown. Phil Ek mixed the album, at Sear Sound, and it was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).
Watch the “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” Lyric Video (Created by Sean Pecknold & Adi Goodrich)
Images and album art available for download here
Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut’s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous “Best of ” lists, including Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000’s and Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a GRAMMY nomination.
The 22-year old London-based singer/songwriter has been making music since age six when she first began playing classical piano. Shortly after, she began learning cello and guitar before exploring the world of singing and songwriting. By 16, she was sharing acoustic demos online and at 21 released her debut EP, Small Crimes. She quickly drew attention and acclaim from prominent publications such as Pitchfork, The Fader, NME, Noisey, and The Line of Best Fit. Plant Feed, her follow up to Small Crimes, has continued to showcase the young singer's talent and artistic ability.