News from Pitchfork on our favourite furry small-to-medium-sized omnivorous mammals: “Fleet Foxes have announced four new shows at Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall. They are part of Australia’s annual Vivid LIVE festival, and take place from Friday, May 26 through Monday the 29th. The band will play material from their forthcoming third LP at the festival. In conjunction with the concert announcement, frontman Robin Pecknold has shared a playlist of music that influenced him and the band while making the album. It includes tracks by Curtis Mayfield (whom he covered), Karen Dalton, Stravinsky, and more. Check it out [here]. Scroll down for Fleet Foxes’ upcoming tour itinerary.
Pecknold has teased the follow-up to 2011’s Helplessness Blues for quite some time now. In November, he said the album is “alllllmost done,” and later revealed it’s 11 tracks and “55ish minutes” with “some folk-soul songs.” Recently, he told a fan, “songs soon!” on Instagram.