Robin Pecknold has updated fans on the future of Fleet Foxes, revealing that he is working on new songs.
In a post on the band’s official Facebook page, he accounts for their lack of activity since 2011’s Helplessness Blues, revealing that he has enrolled at university.
Pecknold writes: “For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line. Hope all is well out there.”
Pecknold will appear at this year’s here End Of The Road festival as part of The Gene Clark No Other Band, a collaborative project featuring Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, former Walkmen member Hamilton Leithauser, ex-Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews and members of Lower Dens, Wye Oak and Celebration.
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