After it’s been all quiet on the Fleet Foxes front for the past few months (save for Robin Pecknold live videos and J. Tillman’s haunting new solo track), their official site was just updated with lots of treats for fans anticipating the follow-up to their breakthrough debut.
First off, the band posted a couple dozen pro-shot photos, such as the one above, taken this spring and summer during recording sessions for their second album. Aside from what looks like a remote laptop-recorded session in an abandoned building, the album appears to be tracked primarily to (my personal fave) analog tape. What’s more, an excellent behind-the-scenes/live documentary featuring 14 minutes of footage from Pecknold’s recent solo tour with Joanna Newsom has also been uploaded to stream. Notably, one sequence in the film includes the Fleet Foxes frontman covering Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Run the Game,” the same oft-covered tune that Laura Marling recorded with Jack White recently.