Fleet Foxes forthcoming album Helplessness Blues, due for release on 3rd May, has everyone jumping up and down at any track highlights so here is a new one: Battery Kinzie, you can hear it below as well as download the title track.
Battery Kinzie was played by Zane Lowe recently and was featured on the One Thirthy BPM music blog:
Helplessness Blues was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was recorded and mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the album cover was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson. Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman and Morgan Henderson.
In other Fleet Foxes news: the test pressing for Helplessness Blues is being auctioned off on eBay by the band, the proceeds of which will go towards the Global Giving Project Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Fleet Foxes will also be donating. If you fancy your chances and you have deep pockets then go here.
And for those that missed the Robin Pecknold three track release with Noah Georgeson & a great duet with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear that we posted about then grab it below:
pre-order from Amazon (UK): Helplessness Blues