Ahead of Fleet Foxes’ forthcoming special
limited-edition First Collection 2006 –
2009 release on November 9, the band shares 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 endeavor 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.
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. Pre-order the collection from our Megamart today.