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NEW Music: Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

This album contains some of the most beautiful music I’ve heard in years. For the past few weeks I’ve been taking each and every track in, digesting the almost spiritual nature of the music.  The songs are epic, they feel BIG. The layering of sounds and the soaring vocal harmonies are what grab you first and foremost…then as you begin to really hear the words, it’s clear that you’re being exposed to songwriting of the highest quality.

I feel like I can’t even begin to describe these songs individually. The album is officially out today and I URGE you to take a listen yourself. My favorite tracks right now are “Montezuma”, “Bedouin Dress”, “Helplessness Blues”, “Lorelai” and “The Shrine/An Argument”.

I know that some people are immediately turned off by a massive amount of buzz surrounding a band or an album, but this is the real deal. If you decide to take that stance, you’re missing out. SPIN magazine calls Helplessness Blues “the year’s most beautiful album”, and I sincerely doubt they’ll be wrong.

Fleet Foxes

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NEWPORT: Song Of The Day

The Head and the Heart – “Lost My Mind”

The Newport Folk lineup has been announced and it looks incredible. There are acts on there that I’ve heard of, but never checked out. So I figured I’d explore some of those acts and of course take you along with me…

The Head and the Heart is a band out of Seattle and they’ve made quite a splash with their debut self-titled album, garnering attention at SXSW, recognition from NPR, a record deal with Sub Pop, and now a slot at Newport Folk. This six-piece group that’s often compared to CSNY and the Beatles is sure to please at Newport. Beyond LOVING their band name, I also love the sound of this tune, “Lost My Mind”:

The Head and the Heart
Newport Folk 2011

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