Robin Pecknold has posted a message on Fleet Foxes’ Facebook page saying that he is working on new songs.
He reveals that the reason for the silence since the release of the band’s 2011 Helplessness Blues album is because he enrolled at university.
Says Pecknold: “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 applied to 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 is set to appear at this year’s End Of The Road festival as part of The Gene Clark No Other Band, a collaboration 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.