FLEET FOXES / BEACH HOUSE
400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 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.
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).
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.
Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. We have been a band for over a decade living and
working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is our 5th full-length record. This record follows the release
of our self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. Depression
Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January
’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death.
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few
instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen
Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more
aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve
while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
Here are a few quotes that we feel relate to the feeling and themes of this record:
— “I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something
I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I
have yet to meet, others I’ll never see again. People who are gone before you know it, people who are
just passing through. Even as we exchange hellos, they seem to grow transparent. I must keep living
with the flowing river before my eyes.” - fromKitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
— “We inhabit a world in which the future promises endless possibilities and the past lies irretrievably
behind us. The arrow of time… is the medium of creativity in terms of which life can be understood.” -
from The Arrow of Time by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield
— “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” - from Parerga and Paralipomena by
— “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, feel the air and see the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the
….when the fog horn blows, I want to hear it, I don’t have to fear it” - from “Into the Mystic” by Van
Here is the track listing with selected lyrics.
1. Levitation – “The branches of the trees, they will hang lower now, you will grow too quick, then you
will get over it”
2. Sparks - “It’s a gift, taken from the lips, you live again”
3. Space Song - “What makes this fragile world go ‘round, were you ever lost, was she ever found?”
4. Beyond Love - “They take the simple things inside you and put nightmares in your hands”
5. 10:37 - “Here she comes, all parts of everything, stars in the motherhand”
6. PPP - “Did you see it coming, it happened so fast, the timing was perfect, water on glass…”
7. Wildflower - “What’s left you make something of it”
8. Bluebird - “I would not ever try to capture you”
9. Days of Candy - “I know it comes too soon, the universe is riding off with you…… I want to know you
there, the universe is riding off with you.”
For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as
you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…
Beach House will tour WORLDWIDE with the release of Depression Cherry.