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Following a lengthy hiatus and some apparent soul-searching from bandleader Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes aim for dramatic reinvention on their cerebral third LP, Crack-Up. When they debuted in 2008, they were widely designated as torchbearers of the burgeoning indie folk movement, but there was always an academic element to the Seattle band's work that vaulted them into a class of their own. Their exultant vocal harmonies rose like a misty hybrid of the Beach Boys and Steeleye Span and their complex chamber pop arrangements recalled the autumnal splendor of the Zombies paired with the melodic complexity of early Yes. On the band's long-awaited third effort, it's the latter of those two references that jumps to the fore as they deliver what is easily their most progressive album to date. Named for an essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald and bearing references to Spanish painter Francisco Goya, the American Civil War, sociopolitical anxiety, and inner-band strife, Crack-Up is dense and difficult, but ultimately rewarding. At the album's vanguard is "I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar," an ambitious three-part suite in which the familiar strains of Fleet Foxes' trademark wall of harmonies become suddenly hijacked by crudely mumbled interludes and various forms of rhythmic and tonal dissonance. It's a method employed throughout Crack-Up's 11 tracks, which seem to zig and zag through zones of chaos, fellowship, and transcendence as Pecknold the scholar unveils his strange architecture in layers of detail and nuance. That the nearly nine-minute centerpiece, "Third of May/Ōdaigahara," was chosen as the album's lead single says something about the availability of easily digestible material on Crack-Up, and yet its aspirations are the glue that holds it all together. Orchestral, experimental, and more challenging than either of the band's previous releases, it's a natural fit for the Nonesuch label, whose heritage was built on such attributes. For Fleet Foxes, it represents a shift away from their more idyllic early days into a period of artistic growth and sophistication.
© Timothy Monger /TiVo

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1
I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
00:06:25

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Classical Guitar, Fender Bass, Mini Moog, Loops, Mellotron, Miscellaneous - Matthew Barrick, Drums, Percussion - Dave Eggar, Cello - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Jeremy Kittel, Violin - Christian Wargo, Vocals, Bass - Nicholas Cords, Viola - Hannah Epperson, Violin - Casey Wescott, Bells, Castanets, Piano, Programming, Miscellaneous - Morgan Henderson, Castanets, Cello, Bass Clarinet, Double Bass - Brian McPherson, String Quartet - Gabriel Gall, Arranger, Writer, String Quartet - Neal Morgan, Drums - Russell Durham, Violin - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Electric Guitar - Jonathan Seale, Producer - Mason Jar Music, String Quartet - Achievement First University Prep High School Chorus "Phoenix Forte" Under the direction of M. Anita Purcell, Chorus

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

2
Cassius, -
00:04:50

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Writer, Classical Guitar, Mini Moog, Marimba, Autoharp, Loops - Matthew Barrick, Drums, Percussion - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Hannah Epperson, Violin - Casey Wescott, Drums, Programming - Morgan Henderson, Clarinet, Flute - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Electric Guitar, Programmer, Fender Bass, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Loops, Miscellaneous - Robin Pecknold, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

3
- Naiads, Cassadies
00:03:11

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Writer, Classical Guitar, Miscellaneous - Matthew Barrick, Drums - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Christian Wargo, Vocals - Hannah Epperson, Violin - Skyler Skjelset, Producer - Robin Pecknold, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

4
Kept Woman
00:03:55

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Writer, Classical Guitar, Fender Bass, Marimba - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Cymbals, Piano, Synthesizer, Programming, Shamisen

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

5
Third of May / Ōdaigahara
00:08:45

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Matthew Barrick, Drums, Percussion - Dave Eggar, Cello - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Jeremy Kittel, Violin - Nicholas Cords, Viola - Hannah Epperson, Violin - Casey Wescott, Koto - Gabriel Gall, Arranger, String Quartet - Russell Durham, Violin - Skyler Skjelset, Producer - Skye Skjelset, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Synthesizer, Programming, Shamisen - Jonathan Seale, Producer - Mason Jar Music, String Quartet - Robin Pecknold, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Hammond Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass, Mini Moog, Autoharp

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc.

6
If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
00:03:31

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Classical Guitar - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Piano, Programming, Miscellaneous - Robin Pecknold, Hammond Organ, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

7
Mearcstapa
00:04:10

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Synthesizer - Dave Eggar, Cello - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Jeremy Kittel, Violin - Christian Wargo, Bass - Nicholas Cords, Viola - Casey Wescott, Castanets, Harpsichord, Synthesizer, Programming - Morgan Henderson, Castanets, Double Bass - Gabriel Gall, String Quartet - Russell Durham, Violin - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Drums, Noises - Andy Clausen, Arranger, Trombone - Christopher Icasiano, Drums, Percussion - Riley Mulherkar, Trumpet - Willem de Koch, Trombone - Zubin Hensler, Trumpet - Jonathan Seale, Producer - Mason Jar Music, String Quartet - Robin Peckhold, String Quartet - Robin Pecknold, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Fender Bass, Mini Moog

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

8
On Another Ocean (January / June)
00:04:23

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Classical Guitar, Miscellaneous - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Morgan Henderson, Cello - Neal Morgan, Drums - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Mini Moog, Synthesizer, Footsteps - Andy Clausen, Arranger, Trombone - Christopher Icasiano, Drums, Percussion - Riley Mulherkar, Trumpet - Willem de Koch, Trombone - Zubin Hensler, Trumpet - Robin Pecknold, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Footsteps

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

9
Fool's Errand
00:04:48

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Classical Guitar - Matthew Barrick, Drums, Percussion - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Vocals, Synthesizer, Miscellaneous - Robin Pecknold, Acoustic Guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass, Mini Moog, Marimba, Autoharp

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

10
I Should See Memphis
00:04:44

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Percussion, Writer, Classical Guitar, Miscellaneous - Dave Eggar, Cello - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Jeremy Kittel, Violin - Christian Wargo, Drums, Bass - Nicholas Cords, Viola - Morgan Henderson, Flute - Gabriel Gall, String Quartet - Russell Durham, Violin - Skyler Skjelset, Producer - Jonathan Seale, Producer - Mason Jar Music, String Quartet - Robin Pecknold, Vocals, Mini Moog

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

11
Crack-Up
00:06:24

Robin Pecknold, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Classical Guitar, Miscellaneous - Fleet Foxes, MainArtist - Christian Wargo, Bass - Hannah Epperson, Violin - Casey Wescott, Bells, Synthesizer, Programming - Morgan Henderson, Bass Clarinet - Skyler Skjelset, Producer, Cymbals - Andy Clausen, Arranger, Trombone - Christopher Icasiano, Drums, Percussion - Riley Mulherkar, Trumpet - Willem de Koch, Trombone - Zubin Hensler, Trumpet - Robin Pecknold, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Vocals, Fender Bass, Footsteps

© 2017 Fleet Foxes under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. ℗ 2017 Fleet Foxes, under exclusive license to Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Album Description

Following a lengthy hiatus and some apparent soul-searching from bandleader Robin Pecknold, Fleet Foxes aim for dramatic reinvention on their cerebral third LP, Crack-Up. When they debuted in 2008, they were widely designated as torchbearers of the burgeoning indie folk movement, but there was always an academic element to the Seattle band's work that vaulted them into a class of their own. Their exultant vocal harmonies rose like a misty hybrid of the Beach Boys and Steeleye Span and their complex chamber pop arrangements recalled the autumnal splendor of the Zombies paired with the melodic complexity of early Yes. On the band's long-awaited third effort, it's the latter of those two references that jumps to the fore as they deliver what is easily their most progressive album to date. Named for an essay by F. Scott Fitzgerald and bearing references to Spanish painter Francisco Goya, the American Civil War, sociopolitical anxiety, and inner-band strife, Crack-Up is dense and difficult, but ultimately rewarding. At the album's vanguard is "I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar," an ambitious three-part suite in which the familiar strains of Fleet Foxes' trademark wall of harmonies become suddenly hijacked by crudely mumbled interludes and various forms of rhythmic and tonal dissonance. It's a method employed throughout Crack-Up's 11 tracks, which seem to zig and zag through zones of chaos, fellowship, and transcendence as Pecknold the scholar unveils his strange architecture in layers of detail and nuance. That the nearly nine-minute centerpiece, "Third of May/Ōdaigahara," was chosen as the album's lead single says something about the availability of easily digestible material on Crack-Up, and yet its aspirations are the glue that holds it all together. Orchestral, experimental, and more challenging than either of the band's previous releases, it's a natural fit for the Nonesuch label, whose heritage was built on such attributes. For Fleet Foxes, it represents a shift away from their more idyllic early days into a period of artistic growth and sophistication.
© Timothy Monger /TiVo

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