Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2xLP Vinyl)

Fleet FoxesSKU: SUB888.1

Sale price$29.99

Pickup currently unavailable at Rock This Town Record (Gilbert, AZ)


Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (2xLP Vinyl)

Like very nearly every worthwhile thing, making this album was not easy; it was a difficult second album to make. Drawing inspiration from folk/rock from about 1965 to 1973, and Van Morrison's ASTRAL WEEKS in particular, HELPLESSNESS BLUES sees Fleet Foxes heighten and extend themselves, adding instrumentation (clarinet, the music box, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, Tibetan singing bowls, vibraphone, etc., along with more traditional band instrumentation), with a focus on clear, direct lyrics, and an emphasis on group vocal harmonies. We have it on good authority that the album is called HELPLESSNESS BLUES for at least a couple of reasons. One, it's kind of a funny title. Secondly, one of the prevailing themes of the album is the struggle between who you are and who you want to be or who you want to end up, and how sometimes you are the only thing getting in the way of that. Having heard HELPLESSNESS BLUES, we mean to get out of it's way.

Title: Helplessness Blues
Artist: Fleet Foxes
Format: LP
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 5/3/2011
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 098787088816
Genre: Indie Rock/Pop

Track List:

1 Montezuma
2 Bedouin Dress
3 Sim Sala Bim
4 Battery Kinzie
5 The Plains/Bitter Dancer
6 Helplessness Blues
7 The Cascades
8 Lorelei
9 Someone You'd Admire
10 The Shrine/An Argument
11 Blue Spotted Tail
12 Grown Ocean

          Our Reviews

          How We Ship Vinyl

          More cool vinyl

          Recently viewed