While Fleet Foxes are one of the most successful Indie Bands of the last few years, they're not exactly one of the periods most prolific. They only released two full-lengths in the eight years they've been together and the last of those, Helplessness Blues, is approaching its third birthday.

At this point the band's frontman/creative lead Robin Pecknold must get asked about a new record on a near constant basis, and he's cleared up exactly what the hold up is in a post on Fleet Foxes' official Facebook page.

As it turns out, he went back to college to get an undergraduate degree. In a roundabout way, Pecknold admits that this decision was intended to put some distance between himself and the musician lifestyle, a chance to clear his head before he could start work on new material, which he admits to be working on. While this can be taken as a loose confirmation of a third album, his penultimate sentence; "I'm working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically, even if it's down the line," makes it sound like it's still a ways off.

Read the full letter below.

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.

Best, Robin

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