Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fleet Foxes - Battery Kinzie

The Seattle bands follow up to their self-titled 2008 debut is nearly upon us, and based upon the two pre-album singles released, it looks to be a thing of absolute beauty. If you didn't hear the album's first single (which also happens to be its title track) - click here

The format from their previous effort still remains; with intricate, sweeping harmonies and fast paced, stomping guitar rifts filling their songs
Despite the new albums sombre name, these two singles seem to have an air of optimism which was often lacking on their debut. In fact in the lead up to the first single's crescendo Pecknold sings 'What good is it to sing helplessness blues?'. Perhaps this is an encouraging sign for a brighter future for on of Americana's most promising bands.

Helplessness Blues' is due for release on 3rd May on both Sub Pop and Bella Union labels.

A short release of the second single, 'Battery Kinzie', can be heard below.

Fleet Foxes - Battery Kinzie by One Thirty BPM

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