Fleet Foxes announced their return earlier this week, and now they’ve delivered with a surprise mid-week release of their new album, Shore.
Timed with the autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Shore marks the first release from Robin Pecknold and co. since 2017’s Crack-Up.
“This one was an intense two-year labor of love and I’m elated that it’s out in the world now, so soon after we finished it,” Pecknold shared on the band’s Instagram.
“Really hope it can be a 55 minute life-preserver in this ocean of bad news. This album was almost abandoned back in April but I’m so glad it came together how it did over the summer, so glad to share it, and so glad to have some time now to make even more music, other songs that will soon enough live alongside it.”
To accompany the album, the band released an hour-long film shot on 16mm by Kersti Jan Werdal, which you can watch below.
In a statement posted online by Pecknold, he also revealed that the band will release nine more songs next year.
Shore is out now.