Listen: Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues ‘New Album’

Written by Brayden Darke on April 26, 2011

The new Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues has been made available for listening via online radio streaming site NPR.

The making of Helplessness Blues was a long and torturous process. After a long tour last year, Fleet Foxes entered into studio to record their follow-up album to their self-titled debut album. Multiple songs had to be re-recorded and the entire album had to be mixed twice.

“There are so many considerations to make when you are making a record,”
says frontman Robin Pecknold. “You just want to make the best thing that you can, you know? You want it to be a good song, but it can’t be too much like anything else you’ve already done. And you can’t help but think about the landscape that this music is going to be received in, which also affects your creative process.”

Helplessness Blues will be released in Australia on the 29th of April.

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