FLEET FOXES ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY 10” EP FEATURING SELECT SONGS RECORDED AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS FOR WFUV
NEW SINGLE ‘ON ANOTHER OCEAN (JANUARY / JUNE)’ FROM THE ALBUM CRACK-UP OUT NOW ON NONESUCH RECORDS
UK CONCERTS IN NOVEMBER
Fleet Foxes have announced a special edition 10” EP, The Electric Lady Session, available exclusively at independent record stores starting on Record Store Day’s Black Friday, November 24. Those interested in purchasing a copy can find an independent record store near them by visiting [recordstoreday.com]recordstoreday.com. The EP features four songs, thoughtfully selected from a WFUV session recorded at New York’s historic, Electric Lady Studios on June 13, 2017, days before Crack-Up was released. In addition to the announcement, Fleet Foxes have released a Classic Album Sunday Q&A which can be viewed here.
Side A of the vinyl includes ‘Cassius, -‘ and ‘- Naiads, Cassadies’, while side B includes ‘Mearcstapa’ and ‘On Another Ocean (January / June)’. Each pair is recorded and cut as one long track to reflect the intentional fluidity between these songs, on both the album and in live performance.
The release coincides with a new single, ‘On Another Ocean (January / June)’, as well as an upcoming European tour, including six UK shows, atManchester’s O2 Apollo on November 23, Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall on November 24, London’s O2 Brixton Academy on November 26and November 27, Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on November 28, and Southampton’s O2 Guildhall on November 29. These performances will be the band’s first UK headline shows in six years.
WFUV, New York’s source for music discovery, is a non-commercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for 70 years. WFUV has received national recognition for its award-winning weekday format of adult album alternative music, award-winning local news and sports, and a diverse weekend line-up. Electric Lady Studios is the oldest working and thriving recording studio in New York City. Made famous by Jimi Hendrix and classic 70s sessions with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and Patti Smith, among others, and maintains its reputation as the most hallowed grounds for recorded music.
About Fleet Foxes | 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.
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.
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).
November 4 | Reykjavik, Iceland at Iceland Airwaves
November 7 | Switzerland, Zurich at X-tra
November 8 | Austria, Vienna at Gasometer
November 9 | Croatia, Zagreb at Tvornica Kulture
November 10 | Italy, Milan at Fabrique
November 12 | Germany, Hamburg at Docks (SOLD OUT)
November 13 | Germany, Berlin at Columbiahalle
November 15 | Netherlands, Utrecht at TivoliVredenburg (SOLD OUT)
November 16 | Netherlands, Utrecht at TivoliVredenburg
November 17 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)
November 18 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)
November 20 | France, Paris at Le Trianon (SOLD OUT)
November 21 | France, Paris at Le Trianon
November 23 | United Kingdom, Manchester at O2 Apollo (SOLD OUT)
November 24 | United Kingdom, Wolverhampton at Civic Hall
November 26 | United Kingdom, London at O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
November 27 | United Kingdom, London at O2 Academy Brixton
November 28 | United Kingdom, Bexhill at De La Warr Pavilion
November 29 | United Kingdom, Southampton at O2 Guildhall
December 1 | Germany, Köln at Palladium (venue upgraded due to demand)
December 03 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet (SOLD OUT)
December 04 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet
December 05 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)
December 06 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)