It’s been a very long five years since Seattle’s seminal folk group Fleet Foxes went on hiatus, but the band has officially announced their return.
The band’s frontman Robin Pecknold has been teasing fans for months with snippets of new music on his Instagram. Yesterday, the band updated their Facebook cover with a photo of the 1962 eruption of Mount Tokachi volcano in Japan, along with the message “Alllllmost done” referring to the band’s much-anticipated third studio album.
It has now been revealed that the band will be playing their first live show in a half decade at Spain’s BBK Live Festival. The announcement was made on Spanish radio network SER, which was later confirmed by Pecknold on his Instagram.
Unfortunately, former drummer and vocalist Josh Tillman, better known as Father John Misty won’t be featured on the new record (as it appears). Pecknold previously confirmed their relationship had “fully deteriorated”. In a Reddit AMA back in May, the singer responded to a question about Tillman’s departure:
“Josh and I haven’t spoken since the end of touring HB and, to be honest, we didn’t really speak much for the two years before that either. We ended up going down different paths too soon before our touring and recording commitments were finished. Happy he’s doing his thing tho.”
While only European date has been confirmed, we’d bet our money that there are more to be confirmed.