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Last Night: Fleet Foxes perform “Sim Sala Bim” on Fallon

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    Three years waiting on a follow up to Fleet Foxes‘ self-titled debut left many fans with a little “helplessness blues,” but the anticipation has only made the arrival of the Seattle outfit’s 12-track sophomore release more satisfying. Helplessness Blues is not just an extension of their debut, but an evolution for the band and their Northwestern folk sound. With the addition of drummer J. Tillman and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson, Robin Pecknold’s vocal talents are matched by a new tier of instrumentation, and a heightened level of live energy.

    Last night, Pecknold and co. made their first US television appearance in support of the new release with a performance of “Sim Sala Bim” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On the psychedelic-inspired track, Pecknold’s vocals are like a dark mist propelled by the power of Tillman’s percussion, leading listeners’ on a three-minute exploration of melodic-folk rock. After a brief Pecknold solo, the track ends in a raucous six-man instrumental explosion. Now that’s the way to bring in the rapture!

    Watch the entire performance above courtesy of The Audio Perv, and secure your copy of Helplessness Blues here.

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