Seattle folk outfit Fleet Foxes have recorded the year's most beautiful album with Helplessness Blues (out May 3), landing them on the cover of SPIN's May issue. For the photo shoot, Dan Martensen traveled to the band's hometown to capture them in their element: Bear Creek Studios, where frontman Robin Pecknold and Co. recorded part of the record.
"It's this thrown-together bohemian cabin and I dove right into their habitat," Martensen says. "The photos have a behind-the-scenes vibe. This is Fleet Foxes in their foxhole."
(Pictured, from left: Christian Wargo, Morgan Henderson, Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman)
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