Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

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Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

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A Remarkable Growth Through Indie Folk

The Fleet Foxes, busy with touring and individual endeavors, took three years before recording and releasing the follow-up to their successful debut album, Fleet Foxes. In 2011, Helplessness Blues released featuring the same core lyrical and sonic elements of previous work but evolved.

The album seems more expansive and chaotic than their debut, but equally as achingly beautiful and timeless. Robin Pecknold's Helplessness Blues brings us with him on a wholly glorious coming-of-age journey; seeking truth, pondering and confronting the starkness of reality, and evermore burgeoning forth with wonder.

Double Dip Monday

Somewhere back there, I skipped a week. I've had the Fleet Foxes up my sleeve for many many weeks now, and it snowed this morning. Here in SLC, it's still snowing and isn't set to stop 'til tomorrow. With winter officially one week away, the white-washed wonderland out my window, and a quart of tea steaming in my mug: it's finally time for my second Double Dip: Fleet Foxes.

With melodies and harmonies that soar and send you winding up canyons and through woodlands, the Seattle-born band Fleet Foxes, fronted and driven by Robin Pecknold, produces a refined brand of indie-folk that sounds upmost heavenly and reflects upon all that is human. Beautiful, sincere, poignant yet wonderful. These two are their only two full LPs; I can only hope that they'll be up for a third sometime.

Fleet Foxes | Helplessness Blues

Thanks, Stefan.

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