Fleet Foxes singer launching side project?

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Fans discover MySpace page for alternative band

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold appears to be launching a side project, after a solo MySpace page was discovered by fans.

The band, White Antelope, features Pecknold, and has posted two songs to stream on the page.

One of the songs is folk standard ‘False Knight On The Road’, which will feature as a B-side on the upcoming Fleet Foxes single ‘Mykonos’, and on the re-release of their self-titled 2008 debut album. It was recorded solo by Pecknold.

The band’s page, which can be found at MySpace.com/awhiteantelope, features little other information about the project, barring a description as “covers and assorted stuff, nothing serious”.

He told Chocolate Bobka: “I used to post demos of songs on that page before the record came out. The ‘Guitar Duet’ thing dates from when we were recording the LP and the cover of ‘False Knight..’ I did about two weeks ago. I posted the first demo of ‘Blue Ridge Mountains’ (when it was called ‘Stirring’, before the other ‘Stirring’) on there before. I might put that back up, it had different instrumentation and was kinda cool….

Right now I am alone in this house we’ve rented to record the next record in and tomorrow I’m going to record a cover of ‘Ridge Rider’, the Judee Sill song, for this compilation. Trying to write new stuff is hard right now for some reason.

I want to do a record of really spare stuff for White Antelope so it may be recorded this year. I dunno if that is a good name though.”