Fleet Foxes have revealed they'll release their second full-length “Helplessness Blues” on 2nd May 2011.
It's the much-anticipated follow up to their 2008 self-titled début, on Bella Union records (Sub Pop in the US).
The release of the twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 09 and will be followed by a string of UK and European tour dates. The tour will begin in Vancouver on 30th April and ends in London at the back end of May.
If you want to hear a sampler, the band have made the title-track of the album available for download now from their website.
Alternatively you can visit the Bella Union soundcloud page if you don't like parting with your e-mail address.
“Helplessness Blues” was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the cover (see below) was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson.Tickets for London show at the Hammersmith Apollo will go on-sale at 9am on Friday 4 February.
Prior to their London show, Fleet Foxes will be touring the US and Europe throughout May. Dates below…30/4/11 – VANCOUVER - The Vogue Theatre