Listen: Fleet Foxes finally return with new single and plans for a sophomore album

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Fleet Foxes

After a nearly three-year absence Fleet Foxes returns with a new song and news of an upcoming albums, which is exciting news for all of us enchanted by the folksy Pacific North-westerners debut 2008 self-titled record. Helplessness Blues will see the light of day on May 3, and I bet it will invade your iPod and local Starbucks pretty shortly thereafter. 

Even better news: the title track is now available for free download. And it totally lives up our three-years worth of expectations. Unsurprisingly pastoral in sound, the harmonies soar over quick-strumming acoustic guitar. It's a perfect soundtrack for sipping tea while watching the snow pile up outside your window. If the weather's any indication, you'll be listening to it a lot. 

Listen below and take at look at that surreal cover art while you're at it. 

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues by subpop