Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold ‘working on new songs’

Frontman explains group's hiatus in Facebook post

Robin Pecknold, frontman of Fleet Foxes has updated fans on the band’s future, revealing that he is working on new songs.

In a Facebook post on the band’s official page, he accounts for their lack of activity since 2011’s ‘Helplessness Blues’, revealing that he has enrolled at university.

Pecknold writes: “For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line. Hope all is well out there.”

Outside of Fleet Foxes, Robin Pecknold will appear at this year’s End Of The Road festival as part of The Gene Clark No Other Band. The collaborative project also involves both members of Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally), Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, former Walkmen member Hamilton Leithauser, ex-Fairport Convention member Iain Matthews and members of Lower Dens, Wye Oak and Celebration. It exists to reconstruct the cult 1974 album ‘No Other’ by late Byrds singer Gene Clark.