News has finally arrived that the Fleet Foxes--makers of HSW's favorite album of 2008 and, had it existed at that time, that year's Vinny Award--are readying their second LP. Back in June of 2010, those bearded teases posted a picture on their Facebook feed that led many of us to believe that the album was ready. But it'll be about a year from that post before the album actually drops; May 3rd, to be exact. The sound you just heard was Will Sheff huffing at the fact that Okkervil River's new record won't be the most-hyped of May '11. Still, this is a promising sign for a second edition Indie Music MAYhem... hopefully a few more contenders will emerge in the next couple of months.
The masses are obviously anticipating this one--a fact made that clear in our reader poll from late last year. There's a tour, too, including a stop in Atlanta, and you can bet your sweet ass I'll be there! Oh, and here's the lead single. Which is awesome, of course:
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by subpop