by Tara Morgan
After a year in the recording studio with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, The Shins), Seattle’s folky fivesome Fleet Foxes just announced the release date of their second album, Helplessness Blues. The album isn’t set to drop until Tuesday, May 3, but you can download the record’s title track for free now at fleetfoxes.com.
Though Fleet Foxes sadly won’t be swinging through Boise on their spring tour—like they did at the magical Woodriver Cellars Wilco show in 2008—they do have some upcoming dates in Portland, Ore., and Seattle that will be well worth the drive.
Fleet Foxes pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at fleetfoxes.com. General admission tickets go on sale on Thursday, Feb 4, at 9 a.m. local time.