Fleet Foxes Reunion "Definitely a Thing" Says Christian Wargo
Fleet Foxes haven't graved our eardrums with their soothing vocal harmonies over folk-inspired indie tunes since the release of 2011's Helplessness Blues, but a reunion could be in the works as we speak! According to guitarist/vocalist Christian Wargo, a discussion with the band's frontman, Robin Pecknold earlier this year has all-but confirmed Fleet Foxes reuniting. We're not sure if J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, has been part of the reunion talks, but we're just happy that Fleet Foxes could come back in any form!
Pecknold has been serving as the opener for Joanna Newsom's recent tour dates, and backstage during one concert is allegedly where the reunion talk started.
In a new interview with DISTINCT, a publication that focuses on creative types, Wargo revealed the news. The musician, who is also big into woodworking and design since Fleet Foxes aren't reunited yet, said that a reunion is "definitely" coming, but he isn't sure when.
"It's not, like, 'announced' or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it's happening... Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it's definitely a thing," Wargo explained in the profile, according to Consequence of Sound (via Live for Live Music).
Since it isn't April Fools' Day and this is a quote from one of the members of the band, we've definitely got our hopes up this week. A reunion tour would be fine, but we all know you're hoping for new music.
Other members aside from the ones mentioned above included, over the years: Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Morgan Henderson, Nicholas Peterson, and Craig Curran.
We're going to have to wait for an official announcement from the band, or possibly their record label, Sub Pop, but for now we can enjoy everyone's favorite Fleet Foxes song, "White Winter Hymnal" below: