Fleet Foxes Reunion Is “Definitely a Thing”

Band's guitarist "unofficially" confirms return

Since 2011, Seattle-based indie folk group Fleet Foxes have been on an indefinite hiatus. Though guitarist Christian Wargo has just issued some uplifting news about the band’s future, “unofficially” confirming that a reunion is in the works.

After touring 2011’s Helplessness Blues, frontman Robin Pecknold announced he’d be going back to school and enlisting at Columbia. Drummer Josh Tillman also parted ways with the band, moving onto a solo career as Father John Misty.

Recently, Pecknold’s been touring a number of solo shows, opening up for Joanna Newsom. At one of Newsom’s shows in L.A. last month, Pecknold and Wargo caught up and talked about getting the band up and running again.

“It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” Wargo told Distinct. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”

While there’s no time period laid out, Pecknold recently performed a new untitled track at one of his solo shows. Let’s hope those creative juices are still running.


Main image courtesy Spencer Bray via Flickr