The ’59 2018 #323: 181119
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (2011)
Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 53 – 2011.
Helplessness Blues was the second studio album from Seattle, Washington–based folk band Fleet Foxes. Released on May 3, 2011 as the follow-up to their self-titled debut, it received universal acclaim from critics and was nominated for Best Folk Album for the 54th Grammy Awards.
Helplessness Blues is the band’s first studio album to feature bass guitarist Christian Wargo and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Henderson. It is also the band’s only album to feature drummer and backing vocalist Josh Tillman, who left the band in 2012 to pursue his solo career under the name Father John Misty.