Morgan Henderson

New Album: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up (2017/06/16) / New Track ‘Third of May / Ōdaigahara’

:: Long-awaited and highly anticipated! So good to hear them back with Third of May.


Fleet Foxes will release Crack-Up, its long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, June 16 on Nonesuch Records. Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band’s 2008 self-titled debut. Fleet Foxes has released the album track “Third of May / Ōdaigahara,” a nearly nine-minute epic powered by piano and electric twelve-string guitar, string quartet, and the group’s trademark sparkling harmonies. In addition, the band has announced new tour dates, including their first North American shows since October 2011; see below for details. Crack-Up pre-orders are available now from iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where “Third of May / Ōdaigahara” may be downloaded instantly; you can watch the lyric video for the track, created by Sean Pecknold and Adi Goodrich, below. Nonesuch Store pre-orders of the album also include an exclusive, limited-edition print featuring artwork by Hiroshi Hamaya.

All eleven of the songs on Crack-Up were written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Crack-Up was recorded at various locations across the United States between July 2016 and January 2017: at Electric Lady Studios, Sear Sound, The Void, Rare Book Room, Avast, and The Unknown. Phil Ek mixed the album, at Sear Sound, and it was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold (vocals, multi-instrumentalist), Skyler Skjelset (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Casey Wescott (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), Christian Wargo (multi-instrumentalist, vocals), and Morgan Henderson (multi-instrumentalist).

Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut‘s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous “Best of ” lists, including Rolling Stone‘s 100 Best Albums of the 2000’s and Pitchfork‘s 50 Best Albums of 2008. Fleet Foxes is certified Gold in North America and Platinum in both the UK and Australia. The follow-up album Helplessness Blues was met with the same critical praise as its predecessor (MOJO five stars, Rolling Stone four stars, Pitchfork Best New Music); that album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, went Gold in the UK, and earned the band a Grammy nomination. [Press Release by Nonesuch Records]

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Artist: Fleet Foxes
Title of Album: Crack-Up
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Label: Nonesuch Records

Track Listing:
01 I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar
02 Cassius, –
03 – Naiads, Cassadies
04 Kept Woman
05 Third of May / Ōdaigahara
06 If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
07 Mearcstapa
08 On Another Ocean (January / June)
09 Fool’s Errand
10 I Should See Memphis
11 Crack-Up

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 26-29  // Sydney Opera House // Sydney, Australia
Jul 01 // Vida Festival // Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain
Jul 03 // Piazza Castello // Ferrara, Italy
July 6-8 // Bilboa BBK Live // Bilboa, Spain
Jul 13 // Iveagh Gardens // Dublin, Ireland
Jul 14 // Iveagh Gardens // Dublin, Ireland
Jul 16 // Latitude Festival // Suffolk, United Kingdom
Jul 27 // Thompson’s Point // Portland, ME
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Fleet Foxes’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jan 15 – Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
2011, Nov 13 – Sun Giant / Sun It Rises live In The Basement



The Cave Singers – Easy Way / New Album ‘Naomi’ (2013/03/05) [Full Album Stream]

:: Not an easy listening…


The Cave Singers are an alternative folk four-piece from Seattle, Washington. The band is comprised of Peter Quirk [vocals/guitar/melodica/harmonica], Derek Fudesco [guitar/bass pedals], Marty Lund [drums/guitar] and Morgan Henderson [bass] – all of them have played in other bands before newly teaming up in 2007 as The Cave Singers. Easy Way is taken from their fourth album full-length: the record is entitled ‘Naomi’ and was released in the UK and Europe on March 04, 2013 via Jagjaguwar. US release followed on March 05. ‘Naomi’ was produced by Phil Ek who has worked with Fleet Foxes, The Shins and Modest Mouse before. The album is streaming in its entirety over at MTVHive. The Cave Singers will soon hit the road for an North-Anerican tour, check for upcoming concerts in your area below and listen to the album track It’s A Crime.

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The Cave Singers - Naomi (2013)

01. Canopy
02. Have To Pretend
03. No Tomorrows
04. It’s A Crime
05. Week To Week
06. Evergreens
07. Shine
08. Karen’s Car
09. Easy Way
10. Northern Lights
11. Early Moon
12. When The World

Upcoming US Tour Dates:
Wed 27 Mar 2013 // Salt Lake City, UT // The Urban Lounge
Thu 28 Mar 2013 // Telluride, CO // Fly Me To The Moon Saloon
Fri 29 Mar 2013 // Englewood, CO // The Gothic Theatre
Sun 31 Mar 2013 // Chicago, IL // Empty Bottle
Mon 01 Apr 2013 // St. Louis, MO // The Old Rock House
Tue 02 Apr 2013 // Louisville, KY // Zanzabar
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

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