Fleet Foxes Revisit Their Early Days On The Expansive ‘First Collection 2006-2009’ Set

Sub Pop/Nonesuch

The mid to late-2000s was an iconic time for Robin Pecknold and the rest of Fleet Foxes. The band released a pair of EPs — The Fleet Foxes in 2006 and Sun Giant in 2008 — that established them as a band on the rise, a status that was cemented by their self-titled debut album. Fleet Foxes dropped in 2008 and peaked at No. 36 in the US and No. 3 in the UK, and it’s gone on to sell over half a million copies since then. There’s something special about that period, and now the band is commemorating it with a big new release, First Collection 2006-2009, which is set for release on November 9 via Sub Pop (and Nonesuch in Europe).

Aside from the aforementioned album and EPs, the vinyl set (which will also be available digitally and on CD) also includes a 10″ B-Sides & Rarities record and a 32-page booklet, which features show flyers, lyrics, and artwork from the era.

Watch the trailer above, and check out the tracklist for the whole set below. Also revisit our review of their 2017 Hollywood Bowl concert here.

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)”

First Collection 2006-2009 is out 11/9 via Sub Pop/Nonesuch. Pre-order it here.