After Six Years of Silence, Fleet Foxes Finally 'Crack-Up'

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It's been a hot minute since Fleet Foxes released their excellent 2011 album, Helplessness Blues. Today, the Seattle folk outfit has returned with their first new material in six years: a nine-minute monster titled "Third of May / Ōdaigahara." It's set to appear on their third album, Crack-Up, which hits shelves June 16 via Nonesuch.

Speaking with Pitchfork today, frontman Robin Pecknold — who produced Crack-Up alongside fellow Fleet Fox Skyler Skjelset — offered some insights into the album's overarching themes. "Lyrically, a lot of the album deals with perception," he said, "and the difference between how I have seen the world and how it actually is, in terms of people or situations or self-assessment, or any other permutation of the problem."

Check out the lyric video for Fleet Foxes' latest tune below, and scroll down to check out the album artwork and track list, as well as the group's upcoming tour dates.

Fleet Foxes' Crack-Up LP is due out June 16 via Nonesuch. Pre-order it here.

FLEET FOXES, CRACK-UP TRACK LIST
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"
7. "Mearcstapa"
8. "On Another Ocean (January / June)"
9. "Fool’s Errand"
10. "I Should See Memphis"
11. "Crack-Up"

FLEET FOXES on TOUR
May 26-29 — Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Jul. 1 — Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain @ Vida Festival
Jul. 3 — Ferrara, Italy @ Piazza Castello &
Jul. 7 — Bilbao, Spain @ Bilboa BBK Live
Jul. 13-14 — Dublin, Ireland @ Iveagh Gardens
Jul. 16 — Southwold, England @ Latitude Festival
Jul. 27 — Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
Jul. 28 — Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Jul. 29 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion !
Jul. 31 — Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts !
Aug. 1 — Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (Prospect Park Bandshell)
Aug. 4 — Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
Aug. 6 — Detroit, MI @ The Detroit Masonic Temple
Sept. 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl $
Sept. 27 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre @

& with Hamilton Leithauser
! with Animal Collective
$ with Beach House

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