Hey, did you hear?! Fleet Foxes are releasing a new record! And touring for the first time since 2009! And they're coming to Portland! And from here on out, all sentences regarding this fact will be finished with an exclamation point!

Helplessness Blues, due out May 3rd, was recorded and mixed by Phil Ek—who also worked on Sun Giant EP and the band's 2008 self-titled release—and co-produced by Ek and the band, all over the course of a year!

This is what the title track sounds like!

Fleet Foxes- "Helplessness Blues" (!)

You can download it here!

Fleet Foxes play Crystal Ballroom on 5/1 and presale tickets are available... right now, actually. Password: Monqui.