The big news sweeping the music blogoshere today is the announcement of the start of Fleet Foxes' upcoming tour and the leaking of the first single from their upcoming Sub Pop album. The song is "Helplessness Blues," the title track to the LP, whose release date has been announced as 3 May 2011.
You can take a peek at the album art here.
You can view the tour dates announced here; tickets for these selected shows go on sale tomorrow, 1 February.
"Helplessness Blues" starts off in traditional Celtic fashion -- it reminds us of The Clancy Brothers -- until it takes a little bit of a tempo turn into the familiar three-part harmony made popular in the rock world 40 years ago by Crosby, Stills & Nash. Check it out for yourself below:
Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues"