About Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington in 2006. The band consists of Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, backing vocals), and Morgan Henderson (upright bass, guitar, woodwinds, violin, percussion, saxophone).
Led by Pecknold, Fleet Foxes came to prominence in 2008 with the release of their second EP Sun Giant and their debut album Fleet Foxes on Sub Pop. The band went on to release the studio albums Helplessness Blues (2011), Crack-Up (2017), and Shore (2020), all of which received widespread acclaim. Though the band has received modest commercial success, their work has been highly hailed by music critics, who have praised their lyricism, somber productions, and often noted the band's use of refined instrumentation and vocal harmonies. The band's eponymous debut album was ranked by Rolling Stone among the best of the decade and was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The band has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, the first for Best Folk Album in 2012 for Helplessness Blues and the second for Best Alternative Music Album in 2022 for Shore.