Members of Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Walkmen & Grizzly Bear to perform forgotten solo album by the Byrds’ Gene Clark


From The Guardian:

Members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention have announced a tour in celebration of a little-known solo album by the Byrds’ Gene Clark.

The project was spearheaded by Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, who described themselves as “infatuated” with Clark’s 1974 LP No Other. They have plumbed the Baltimore music scene for a ten-person band and chorus, corralling members of Lower Dens, Wye Oak and Celebration, as well as four guest vocalists: Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, Hamilton Leithauser from the possibly defunct Walkmen, and Englishman Iain Matthews, best known for his work in Fairport Convention and Plainsong.

So far, the makeshift group has announced just four concerts: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York, all at the end of January. At each gig, the musicians will cover No Other “from start to finish”, as well as showing a new edit of the Gene Clark documentary The Byrd Who Flew Alone.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale today at noon for a performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sat, Jan 25.

Fleet Foxes and The Walkmen Coming to Williamsburg Waterfront

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New Fleet Foxes: ‘Grown Ocean’

Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean from Fleet Foxes on Vimeo.

New Fleet Foxes Track: "Helplessness Blues"

I can’t believe it’s been three years since we last heard from them, but Fleet Foxes finally have a new record Helplessness Blues, scheduled to drop May 3rd. Sub Pop has been kind enough to release the record’s first single “Helplessness Blues.” The track is exactly what you expect from the band — sun-drenched folk with lovely harmonies to spare — and if you’re as big a fan of Fleet Foxes as we are, then that’s not a bad thing.

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
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