Seattle folk outfit Fleet Foxes’ second album, Helplessness Blues (out May 3), is one of the most anticipated releases of 2011 — and now we have our first taste of the LP. Download its title track below!
So, how does it sound? Exactly like Fleet Foxes — moody acoustic guitars, reverb-y lead riffs, frontman Robin Pecknold’s mountain-high vocals, and pastoral lyrics about living the simple life, farming an orchard, and working ’til you’re sore.
What do you think of “Helplessness Blues”? Tell us in the comment section, and check out their spring tour dates below.
Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues” (click on arrow below right to download)
Fleet Foxes tour dates:
4/30, Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre
5/1, Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/3, Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre
5/5, Oakland CA @ Fox Theater
5/6, San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre
5/7, Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium
5/8, Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre
5/10, Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
5/11, Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom
5/13, Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium
5/14, Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle
5/15, Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
5/17, Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre
5/18, New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre
5/21, Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre