Jan 14, 2021
Since forming in Seattle in 2006, Fleet Foxes have carved a singular path through the modern music scene, amassing a global following with their celestial harmonies and gorgeous, autumnal indie-folk.
They broke out with their 2008 self-titled debut album, a runaway success that frontman Robin Pecknold says he found “hugely shocking”. After their follow-up record Helplessness Blues, he retreated from the spotlight for a number of years before the band returned with 2017’s Crack-Up and now their fourth record, 2020's Shore.
We talk about all that in this interview, as well as Robin’s upbringing in Seattle and his path through the Seattle music scene, how he struggled to cope with the sudden success of Fleet Foxes’ debut, and why he can never, ever forgive Richard Gere’s character in An Officer and A Gentleman.