By now, we’re well acquainted with the latest Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues, a series of brooding tracks that tackle mortality and self-doubt with a ’70s folk sound. Front man Robin Pecknold says the album was inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, but things probably started to get existential when he broke up with his girlfriend during its production. (Did you read the Rolling Stone article?)
But Fleet Foxes aren’t harbingers of doom and gloom. Rather, Blues is one of their richest collections to date—folk rock that’s acid-washed in psychedelic pop, with plenty of soaring vocal harmonies reminiscent of the Foxes of 2008. They played two sold-out shows at the Moore Theatre in May. Now they’re giving fans another reason to celebrate. The group will return to Seattle for two shows at Paramount Theatre on September 6 and 7, at 7:30pm. Tickets ($34) go on sale this Saturday, June 25, 10am at tickets.com or stgpresents.org.