Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes

About Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold formed the indie folk group in high school, where he first started playing music with lead guitarist Skye Skjelset.

∙ Originally called Pineapple, the band was forced to rebrand as Fleet Foxes because another Seattle act, The Pineapples, had already claimed the fruit.
∙ “It was obvious [Pecknold] had talent coming out of his a**,” said producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill), who helped the group record their 2006 self-titled EP.
∙ At 2008’s SXSW, Fleet Foxes wowed music critics, who compared them to The Beach Boys, Animal Collective, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
∙ Their eponymous debut topped Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008 list and made Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Decade.
∙ 2011’s Helplessness Blues, the only Fleet Foxes album to feature Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.
∙ Following a three-year hiatus, they returned in 2017 with Crack-Up, which made the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, and their 2020 LP Shore also cracked the same chart.

  • ORIGIN
    Seattle, WA
  • FORMED
    2006

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