Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Over the last couple of weeks, the main albums in my rotation have been GOBLIN and the new Fleet Foxes album. Both of these albums couldn’t be any more different, but I’m equally stoked on both.

Even though I’ve heard of Fleet Foxes before, I never actually heard them. No idea what they sounded like. When I bought the new album, I basically judged a book by its cover. I picked up the CD and thought “wow, cool cover and text”, I then turned it over to some pics of the band and thought “these look like some proper musical hippies”. That’s all, done deal.

I’m glad I picked up Helplessness Blues, because it’s a great album and definitely musical. It’s full of big soaring melodies and has an overall mellow vibe.  Perfect for early mornings or rainy days kinda thing. Furthermore, the music breathes and doesn’t sound too digital or overproduced.  Quality stuff for sure.  If you’re into folk-y indie stuff, check out this album

It’s not often I come across albums good enough to write about here, but this one is definitely worth it.

Take Away Shows

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I just had one of my internet freak out sessions, where I spend way to much time on a site going nuts over whatever it is I’m freaking out on. Tonight it was La Blogotheques’s Take Away Shows. Some how the guys at La Blogotheque convince a band to play a few songs in a non-typical setting, like in a bathroom, the back of a car, walking down the street, etc… The music that is created is amazing and the way it is captured it as equally as stunning. The audio, especially in the newer shows, is impeccable, like Yeasayer in the subway doing a capella. The singing is captured perfectly, yet no noise from the subway. They are nearly on their 100th show and they have featured bands like Sebastien Tellier, R.E.M., Yeasayer, Bloc Party, Black Lips, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and so many more it’s actually hard to believe. The Take Away Shows go along right next to The Selby as one of my favorite things on the internet… Amazing original content presented in a really fresh way and they both really give you a look into peoples lives… Both totally different, but somehow very similar.

My brother turned me on to The Take Away Shows by showing me the recent video with the Fleet Foxes. Filmed in an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais, this show has some amazing visuals and I couldn’t help but to take a bunch of stills from the edit. Check out the Fleet Foxes after the jump and put some time aside to dig through the amazing archives.

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