Before Mumford and his sons, before those damn Lumineers, there was Fleet Foxes. Folk music with soaring harmonies seemed new again and for those three years and two albums, they were at the top of the re-emerging genre. And then, with little to no notice, the band splintered quietly.
The most famous refugee from the band is former drummer Josh Tillman, now more popularly-known as the hip-shaking Father John Misty. Frontman Robin Pecknold has been far more quiet. Now, after hopefully getting back in the swing of things opening up for Joanna Newsom on her most recent tour, we have the first piece of Fleet Foxes-related music in five years. Coincidentally, it’s an instrumental track with harsh guitars. It resembles the band’s 2006 self-titled EP that was released prior to their first album. Check out the track “Swimming” below.