Beloved Pacific Northwestern folkers Fleet Foxes haven’t played a full-band show together since early 2012, and they haven’t released a new album since their 2011 sophomore effort Helplessness Blues. But after endless rumors and false starts, it looks like they are finally ready to go back to work. The band has just announced its first show in what will be more than five years. As the Spanish website Binaural reports, they’ll play next year’s BBK Live festival in Bilbao. The festival goes down 7/6-8, and right now, the only other band on the bill is Depeche Mode.
Meanwhile, rumor has it that Fleet Foxes are nearly done with their third album, which might be titled Crack-Up. And they seem to be stoking anticipation; on Facebook yesterday, they posted this mysterious image, along with the tantalizing message “Alllllmost done”:
We could all use some deeply soothing music right about now, so bring it on.