Yesterday Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 unveiled a new Fleet Foxes track, "Battery Kinzie," which is part of their forthcoming sophomore album, Helplessness Blues, out May 3 on SubPop.
The track is trademark Foxes: upbeat, orchestral indie-pop meets country, which clouds poetic, melancholy lyrics. You can listen to the broadcast of the new track after the jump. But if you can't wait another month to hear the whole album, they're offering an advanced test pressing in an online eBay auction for disaster relief in Japan -- and so far it's only up to $2,000!
As part of a large eBay auction for the GlobalGiving Project Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, the advance Fleet Foxes album is a double-LP test run, and thus the winner of the auction is likely to own a one-of-a-kind piece of indie-music lore. The band is still tweaking the album, and the test record is by no means final. So far, the highest bid is placed at over $2,000, and there are still five days left in the auction. And with the band poised to match the winning bid, the album should generate a pretty hefty donation for relief aid in Japan. Check out the band's auction page here, and listen to "Battery Kinzie" below.
Fleet Foxes - Battery Kinzie by One Thirty BPM