Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Here’s another new tune from Wheel Of Fortune fans Fleet Foxes. Unlike the mellow jams we posted earlier this month, the upbeat acoustic stomp “Battery Kinzie” will appear on Helplessness Blues. It premiered on Radio 1 earlier this evening so excuse the Zane Lowe in this rip:


(via OneThirtyBPM)

Helplessness Blues is out 5/3 via Sub Pop/Bella Union. Check out the North American tour dates (and download the title track) here. Bid on a vinyl test pressing of the album to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief fund here.

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  1. Fleet Foxes really knows how to get me excited for their next album.

  2. Better then the title track, I’m so excited for this.

  3. Excitement…. Adventure…… Fleet Foxes

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  5. Man this makes me feel good! Can’t wait!

    This song was one of the live songs you guys posted here: http://stereogum.com/479151/robin-pecknold-performs-new-songs-in-seattle/mp3s/ (though you posted it as “Blue Spotted Tail”)

    It’s just Robin in those, but Interesting to see the difference!

  6. Apparently, I’m the only one who is bored by this one.

  7. loooove this. has such an oldies style to me.

  8. Fleet Foxes are sounding less and less like the creative folk band they were on their self titled debut and follow up EP and more like their forefathers, Simon and Garfunkel and CSNY. It’s a shame to see them taking steps in the wrong direction.

    • Speaking of steps in the wrong directions, the EP was not a follow up to the S/T LP, it came out 6 months or so before. And I assure you, this entire new album is ridiculously solid from front to back. My fav of the year so far.

  9. This is a more trad folk-rocky song than we’ve ever really heard from the foxes before, but that percussion is pretty great, and the production is spot-on. Anyone know what Battery Kinzie is/was?

  10. Nice. The melody kind of reminds me of Dylan’s “With God on Our Side” —
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTtVTNTfg80

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