I’m now of an age where I’ve been around long enough to have the bands I liked in the past break up, only to get back together years later.
Such is the case with Fleet Foxes, who stopped making music at what most people say was the height of their popularity.
From Consequence of Sound:
“It’s been five years since Fleet Foxes put out their stellar sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. In 2014, frontman Robin Pecknold explained that the band’s radio silence was partially attributed to his desire to go back to school and get his degree from Columbia University.” Read the rest here.
And now it appears that there is a chance, that perhaps, maybe, they will be putting out new music soon. Perhaps in 2016, or 2017. Maybe.
This is the part where you have to imagine me grinning in anticipation.
Anyway, here’s a track from “Helplessness Blues”. It’s long, loud, and the kind of music you can listen to repeatedly because you catch something new in it every time. It’s one song but feels like three. The video plays well with the music too, including the “free jazz” portion that consistently startles me when I listen in the car.
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