Fleet Foxes have officially confirmed that they are to release a new album called ‘Shore’ tomorrow.
The confirmation comes after posters teasing the imminent release of ‘Shore’ appeared on the streets of Paris.
- Read more: Fleet Foxes – ‘Crack-Up’ review
The new album will be released at 2.31pm (BST) tomorrow (September 22) to mark the arrival of the autumn equinox.
“Please join us tomorrow, from 13:31 universal coordinated time, at fleetfoxes.co and wherever you stream music, for the release of our new album “Shore” in its entirety,” the band wrote on Instagram, officially announcing the new album.
They also revealed that the album will be accompanied by a 55-minute film, also called ‘Shore’, which is directed by Kersti Jan Werdal. The film will stream along with the album at 2.31pm tomorrow.
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Please join us tomorrow, from 13:31 universal coordinated time, at fleetfoxes.co and wherever you stream music, for the release of our new album “Shore” in its entirety, alongside the 55-minute Super-16mm film “Shore,” filmed and directed by Kersti Jan Werdal (@kerstijanwerdal). Thank you to Uwade (@uwade.music) for singing this song so beautifully. Happy equinox eve ✌️🌘 link in bio
News of ‘Shore’ first appeared yesterday (September 20) when a French journalist shared posters teasing the album on Twitter.
“And it’s in the streets of Paris that you learn of Fleet Foxes’ return on Tuesday,” they wrote.
Et c’est dans les rues de Paris que tu apprends le retour mardi des Fleet Foxes 🙌 pic.twitter.com/6kNc5EBiDk
— François Pottier (@fpottier) September 20, 2020
The band, who are fronted by Robin Pecknold, last released a record in 2017 with ‘Crack-Up’.
Last month, Pecknold debuted a new song called ‘Featherweight’ during a livestream. He was joined for the performance by Angel Olsen’s drummer Joshua Jaeger and Holy Hive’s Paul Spring.
The short set, which also featured renditions of Arthur Russell’s ‘I Never Get Lonesome’ and The Roches’ ‘Hammond Song’, was for Vote Ready – a livestream event that encouraged viewers to register to vote ahead of the US election in November.
Meanwhile, Fleet Foxes’ last album ‘Crack-Up’ received a four-star review from NME. “Some may be unconvinced by the ambitious leap Fleet Foxes have made on album three, but there’s really no doubting the first-rate intelligence behind this uncompromising and ever-changing piece of work,” the review read.