It's been a while since we last heard from Fleet Foxes. They dropped their second album in 2011, and parted ways with drummer Josh Tillman, a.k.a. the self-righteous Father John Misty. Robin Pecknold gave someone his sweater and has been doing his own thing, playing shows with Joanna Newsom. It's been chill.
But the Fleet Foxes Facebook page page is serving up some mountain-man tea. The Seattle band posted a photo (below) of Mount Tokachi on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, dated 1962. And when one fan commented on the pic, asking if the mysterious volcano meant that there was an album on the way, Pecknold replied: "Alllllmost done."
Also, Pecknold inadvertently confirmed the band's performance at Bilbao BBK Live festival in Spain—the band's first concert in more than five years—by chatting with fans in his Instagram comments, who inquired about rumors they heard on a Spanish website.
Earlier in the year, Pecknold released this track, "Swimming," and said that it doesn't reflect the vibe of the third album.