Although it’s been four years since the release of Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes haven’t avoided the spotlight entirely. The band made an appearance in Arcade Fire’s short horror film Festi last year and also contributed to the soundtrack for HBO’s Girls. However, perhaps it’s Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold who has kept the busiest schedule the last few years, what with his return to school, his brief supergroup with Beach House, and a Pearl Jam homage on national TV. Now, he’s adding a new project to his growing resume, one that’s taken him to a slightly different stage: the theatre.
Pecknold has composed the original score for the off-Broadway play Wyoming. Written by Brian Watkins and presented by production company Lesser America, it’s described as “a biting, brilliant family drama about buried memories of a confounding childhood crime.”
It’s unclear whether Pecknold will ever properly release the Wyoming score, so the only chance fans may get to hear it is by attending one of the shows. It officially premieres at New York’s Theater for the New City on January 15th and runs through January 31st. Tickets can be purchased here.