Like Spring’s warm breezes, Fleet Foxes are back with Crack-up

1. I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
2. Cassius, –
3. – Naiads, Cassadies
4. Kept Woman
5. Third of May / Ōdaigahara
6. If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
7. Mearcstapa
8. On Another Ocean (January / June)

9. Fool’s Errand

10. I Should See Memphis

11. Crack-Up 

The new Fleet Foxes album comes just in time for sitting out on the deck and looking at nature as their sweet harmonies fill the air.   After listening to the whole new album Crack-Up, due June 16th via Nonesuch records,  I can tell you it is well worth the wait.  Pre-order now.

I have always loved songs that start out as one thing and completely morph into another. Fleet Foxes are taking this concept to a new higher level by doing their version of suites. “I am all that I need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint scar” is a perfect example and starts the album off.  I wonder why more artists are not doing this, especially with this MP3 format and being such a singles driven listening experience these days, it makes sense that if you want the listener to experience three songs together: you would put them together as a suite.

I can’t help but feel that Fleet Foxes should spend their entire time recording because they are so fantastic at album making.  Album making is becoming a lost art form and we must not let it die.  It is important to our survival.  This goes against my great love of seeing bands live (I also believe that the concert experience is what will bring the world together.)  I have only seen Fleet Foxes live on video and it seems that these delicate pieces with beautiful harmonies must have trouble competing with an audience of chatter-boxes (bros talking) on loudmouth soup (alcohol) who believe that everything they say is brilliant and need to be heard by all (bloggers).  Even with this being said the only way bands make money in 2017 is to tour. Fleet Foxes will take this album out on a pretty extensive road trip.  Dates below.  Many venues are allowing you to purchase the album with your tickets.

May 15 | Missoula, MT at The Wilma (SOLD OUT)

May 16 | Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory

May 18 | Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

May 19 | Seattle, WA at The Showbox at the Market (SOLD OUT)

May 26 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House

May 27 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House

May 28 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House

May 29 | Sydney, Australia at Sydney Opera House

June 23 | France, Lille at ‘Aéronef

June 24 | Netherlands, Ewijk at Down The Rabbit Hole

July 1 | Spain, Vilanova i la Geltrú at Vida Festival

July 3 | Italy, Ferrara at Bands Apart

July 4 | Switzerland, Montreux at Montreux Jazz Festival

July 7 | Spain, Bilbao at Bilbao BBK Live

July 8 | Portugal, Lisbon at NOS Alive Festival

July 11 | Ireland, Cork at Cork Opera House

July 13 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens

July 14 | Ireland, Dublin at The Iveagh Gardens (SOLD OUT)

July 16 | United Kingdom, Southwold at Latitude Festival

July 27 | Portland, ME at Thompson’s Point

July 28 | Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)

July 29 | Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 31 | Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/ Animal Collective

August 1 | Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Parkl (SOLD OUT)

August 2 | Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park

August 4 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)

August 5 | Toronto, ON at Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)

August 6 | Detroit, MI at The Masonic

August 8 | Kansas City, MO at The Midland

August 11 – 13 | San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands

August 13 | Las Vegas, NV at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

August 14 | Tucson, AZ at Rialto Theatre

August 16 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater

August 17 | Austin, TX at ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

August 18 | Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory

September 13 | Vancouver, BC at Malkin Bowl (SOLD OUT)

September 14 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)

September 15 | Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre

September 16 | Troutdale, OR at Edgefield Concerts

September 18 | Reno, NV at Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

September 20 | Santa Barbara, CA at The Arlington Theatre

September 21 | San Diego, CA at Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)

September 23 | Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl w/ Beach House

September 24 | Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theatre

September 25 | Santa Fe, NM at Santa Fe Opera

September 27 | Morrison, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Beach House (SOLD OUT)

September 29 | Omaha, NE at Waiting Room Outdoors

September 30 | St. Paul, MN at The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)

October 1 | St. Paul, MN at Palace Theatre

October 3 | Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre (SOLD OUT)

October 4 | Chicago IL at Chicago Theatre

November 1-5 | Reykjavik, Iceland at Iceland Airwaves

November 7 | Switzerland, Zurich at X-tra

November 8 | Austria, Vienna at Gasometer

November 9 | Croatia, Zagreb at Tvornica Kulture

November 12 | Germany, Hamburg at Docks

November 13 | Germany, Berlin at Columbiahalle

November 17 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique

November 18 | Belgium, Brussels at Ancienne Belgique

November 20 | France, Paris at Le Trianon

December 1 | Germany, Köln at Live Music Hall

December 03 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet (SOLD OUT)

December 04 | Sweden, Stockholm at Annexet

December 05 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)

December 06 | Norway, Oslo at Sentrum Scene

I will pull out individual songs to play on the radio but really it is best listened to completely from start to finish.  This album will surely show up on a best of list at the end of this year.   I can’t wait for the many days ahead on my deck listening to it.  Their music warms you like the sun and keeps you content like the gentle breezes.  –Reviewed by Mike @ Spool Going Round

This video is directed by Sean Pecknold.

About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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