One of our most anticipated albums of 2017 has finally been officially announced. Despite previous rumours about an album titled Ylajali, Fleet Foxes will actually release Crack-Up on June 16 through Nonesuch Records.
The album marks the band's first full-length since 2011's Helplessness Blues. It was entirely written by bandleader Robin Pecknold and co-produced by Pecknold and his longtime bandmate, collaborator and childhood friend Skyler Skjelset. When it came time for actual playing, they were joined by fellow bandmates (all multi-instrumentalists) Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo and Morgan Henderson.
The full tracklist for Crack-Up can be found below, while the scenic album artwork is pictured above.
The first sample of the new material has arrived with lead single "Third of May / Ōdaigahara" — an epic nine-minute ode to the titular Japanese mountain, bolstered by piano, electric 12-string guitar, a string quartet and the group's signature vocal harmonies. Give it a listen below.
The band have also announced a slew of world tour dates, including two shows at Massey Hall in Toronto on August 4 and 5. See the band's full itinerary below.
UPDATE (3/28, 1:40 p.m. EDT): Fleet Foxes have now added a Vancouver show, which will take place on September 13 at the Malkin Bowl. Tickets go on sale Friday (March 31) at 10 a.m. PDT. The band have also announced a string of more intimate Pacific Northwest shows in the U.S. for mid-May. You can see the updated schedule below.
1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, -
3. Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)
9. Fool's Errand
10. I Should See Memphis
05/15 Missoula, MT - The Wilma
05/16 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
05/18 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05/19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox at the Market
05/26 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
05/27 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
05/28 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
05/29 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
07/01 Vilanova, Spain - Vida Festival
07/03 Ferrara, Italy - Bands Apart
07/07 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao BBK Live
07/13 Dublin, Ireland - The Iveagh Gardens
07/14 Dublin, Ireland - The Iveagh Gardens
07/16 Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival
07/27 Portland, ME - Thompson's Point
07/28 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
07/29 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *
07/31 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
08/01 Brooklyn, NY - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
08/04 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
08/05 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
08/06 Detroit, MI - The Masonic
09/13 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09/23 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ^
09/27 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
* with Animal Collective
^ with Beach House