Published Mar 07, 2011We're still a little ways off from the release of Fleet Foxes' sophomore record Helplessness Blues, but this is sure to stoke fans of the band in the meantime. Lead Fox Robin Pecknold announced via the band's Twitter that he just recently laid down a couple acoustic jams in an L.A. studio, and he's giving the tracks up for free.
"One is a duet with my friend Ed Droste from the amazing band Grizzly Bear, one is just a new solo jam, and one is a cover," he wrote. "These aren't Fleet Foxes songs, but I didn't know where else to disseminate it. Pretty mellow jams."
"I'm Losing Myself" is a tenderly plucked folk tune that pairs Pecknold's soft timbre with Droste higher register coo, making for some Simon & Garfunkel-style dynamics. Chris Thompson's "Where Is My Wild Flower" is given a similarly transcendent treatment, while the pastoral finger-pickin' of "Derwentwater Stones" is as gentle as a spring breeze.
You can download the tracks here.