Saturday, April 30, 2011

Folk Lives

The Fleet Foxes new album, Helplessness Blues, finally releases on May 3rd. I'll be listening to it on loop while I study for the USMLE.

The initial reviews are quite strong:
“In making this record, I think I finally became totally comfortable with our choice, which is being a folk band.” So said Fleet Foxes front man Robin Pecknold, to the online music site Stereogum about the recording of Helplessness Blues, a striking, soulful outcome seemingly of exasperation and fatigue. — Globe and Mail
Helplessness Blues is vocalist-songwriter Robin Pecknold's dazzling evocation of early-Seventies rock Eden: the Sunflower-era Beach Boys and the spaced-cowboy romance of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, dosed with the Indo-Celtic exotica of the Incredible String Band. — Rolling Stone
If you like bands like Simon and Garfunkel, Iron and Wine, and/or The Swell Season, I think you'll dig their style.

You can pre-order Helplessness Blues on Amazon today.



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