Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold has weighed in on the band’s indefinite hiatus via their Facebook account. While they posted — and eventually took down — photos of what looked like a home studio last June with the words “step one” and “step two”, that impromptu demo session must have been derailed at some point. Not by any infighting or creative differences though; Pecknold was busy doing this instead:
For anyone who’s curious, this is a short Fleet Foxes update – been a while! So, after the last round of touring, I decided to go back to school. I never got an undergraduate degree, and this felt like the right time to both see what that was about and to try something new after a while in the touring / recording lifestyle. I moved to New York and enrolled at Columbia, and I’ve mostly been doing that, but I’m working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it’s down the line. Hope all is well out there.
So there you have it: the leader of one of indie rock’s more popular nap-time listens decided to pursue a higher learning path at a time when many are questioning the relative value of a college degree. We wish him luck. If that doesn’t work out, car commercials will always need songs like this…