New Release: Fleet Foxes – Icicle Tusk

Ahead of Fleet Foxes’ forthcoming special limited-edition First Collection 2006 – 2009 -release on November 9th –  the band has shared its song Icicle Tusk, which was originally released on the self-released The Fleet Foxes EP in April 2006 in an extremely limited quantity of fewer than 200 copies

The EP was the band’s initial collaboration with longtime Seattle–based producing partner Phil Ek. It was a grassroots endeavour for frontman Robin Pecknold and his family, who helped burn and hand-screen the copies on CD. They then delivered the EPs around town to influential record stores and venue bookers, as well as acclaimed independent radio station KEXP, where the morning show host John Richards told Billboard, “Anything this catchy, well-written and -played, deserves to be put on the radio immediately.” The Seattle Times reviewed an early show, noting, “Pecknold’s alluring, unpretentious singing and a sound — anchored by guitarist Skye Skjelset — that echoes ’60s psychedelic pop alternately charmed and dazzled a robust crowd.” The First Collection 2006 – 2009 special edition is the first time this music has been available on 10” vinyl

Listen to new release Icicle Tusk, below…

Watch the trailer for the special edition featuring archival footage here…

First Collection 2006 – 2009 features content spanning the early days of Fleet Foxes’ career, including the self-titled full-length debut album on 12” vinyl, as well as the Sun Giant EP on 10” vinyl and the first vinyl releases of both the very limited-edition, previously only self-released The Fleet Foxes EP on 10” and B-sides & Rarities on 10”. See full tracklisting below. In addition to its musical offerings, the release features a thirty-two-page booklet including show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the period. The special edition will also be released on CD and on all digital platforms

TRACKLISTING:

Fleet Foxes 12”

Side A
1. Sun It Rises
2. White Winter Hymnal
3. Ragged Wood
4. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
5. Quiet Houses
6. He Doesn’t Know Why

Side B
1. Heard Them Stirring
2. Your Protector
3. Meadlowlarks
4. Blue Ridge Mountains
5. Oliver James

Sun Giant 10”

Side A
1. Sun Giant
2. Drops in the River
3. English House

Side B
1. Mykonos
2. Innocent Son

The Fleet Foxes EP 10”

Side A
1. She Got Dressed
2. In the Hot Hot Rays
3. Anyone Who’s Anyone

Side B
1. Textbook Love
2. So Long to the Headstrong
3. Icicle Tusk

B-Sides & Rarities 10”

Side A
1. False Knight On The Road
2. Silver Dagger
3. White Lace Regretfully
4. Isles

Side B
1. Ragged Wood (transition basement sketch)
2. He Doesn’t Know Why (basement demo)
3. English House (basement demo)
4. Hot Air (basement sketch)