jakub | May 25, 2023

Roo AOTD #97 Fleet Foxes


All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 21 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Fleet Foxes. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

Fleet Foxes is an indie folk band hailing from Seattle. The band was formed in 2006 by longtime friends vocalist/guitarist Robin Pecknold and guitarist/mandolinist Skyler Skjelset and grew to include their core lineup of keyboardist/mandolinist Casey Wescott, bassist Christian Wargo, and drummer Nicholas Peterson. The group developed a sound that mixed baroque pop with classic rock and folk. Fleet Foxes signed with Sub Pop in early 2008 under whom they released their EP Sun Giant and their debut self-titled album that year. The album went platinum in Europe. Nicholas left the band and was replaced by Josh Tillman who stayed around for four years until he left to become Father John Misty in 2012. In 2011, Fleet Foxes released their second LP Helplessness Blues which got them a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. With Josh gone and Robin taking a break to pursue a degree at Columbia University, the band took a hiatus until 2016. The next year Fleet Foxes signed with Nonesuch to release their third album Crack-Up named after an essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In September of 2020, amid the pandemic, Fleet Foxes released their fourth album Shore with only a day’s notice and precisely to coincide with the autumnal equinox. The album earned a Grammy nomination and was accompanied by a short film directed by Kersti Jan Werdal.

Genre

Indie Folk, Baroque Pop

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)


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