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Hear Fleet Foxes Perform 4 Songs From 'Shore'

Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold
Emily Johnston
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Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold

The release of the latest Fleet Foxes album was all about timing. The digital version of the band's album Shore dropped on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at exactly 9:31 a.m. eastern time – the precise moment of the autumnal equinox. But the physical version is coming out now – right around the spring equinox. So... why the delay?

In this episode, Robin Pecknold, the mastermind behind Fleet Foxes, joined me to talk about Shore's slow beginnings, quick finish and the decision to put out an album in the middle of the pandemic — when "putting out an album" comes with a lot of new challenges. He also performed songs from Shore, recorded live exclusively for World Cafe.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She is also involved with Canada's highest music honors: Since 2017, she has hosted the Polaris Music Prize Gala, for which she is also a jury member, and she has also been a jury member for the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.