Music Gear News
Fleet Foxes new album 'inspired by nicotine patches'
Fleet Foxes front man Robin Pecknold has said the sound of the group's new album has been partly inspired by experiences he had from wearing nicotine patches.
Helplessness Blues, which will be released in May, is the second studio record from the Seattle rockers, after their self-titled debut in 2008.
Pecknold, speaking to NME, noted that dreams he had while trying to stay off cigarettes played a part in the writing process.
"It [kind of] got to the point where I'd put a nicotine patch on before going to bed to see what would happen," he added.
The singer observed that sleeping in this manner was "fun" and he was able to use the "vivid" visions he experienced during this time to enhance his penmanship.
Fleet Foxes will be going on an extensive European tour to promote their latest long player, with stops planned at many UK cities, including London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
They will be playing in France on July 2nd, followed by Belgium, Portugal and Finland, before heading back to the North America.
Some of songs that helped make them famous Sun It Rises, Tiger Mountain Peasant Song and Meadowlarks.
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 13:36 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever
Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One
With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal
With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before
A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.
Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone