Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch

Various tribute performances coming in for Tom Petty this week.  Firstly RS report that Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway with a tribute to Petty: “The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty’s family and Heartbreakers bandmates, audience members told The New York Daily News. Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. “Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty,” he wrote. “Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.” Continue reading “Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch”

Fleet Foxes share new song (or a bit of one) – Listen

News from Pitchfork this morning on our favourite mammals the Tories are proposing to rip limb from limb once again because hey, if you can’t hunt the proletariat down a fox will have to do. They report (Pitchfork, not the Tories): “Fleet Foxes are gearing up to release their next studio album, Crack-Up, which arrives June 16 via Nonesuch. Now, frontman Robin Pecknold has revealed a snippet of a new song in a video taken from a recent listening party for select fans in Los Angeles. Take a listen to “I Am All That I Need/Arroyo Seco/Thumbprint Scar” below. Continue reading “Fleet Foxes share new song (or a bit of one) – Listen”

Fleet Foxes announce world tour

And there’s a UK date in there if you look hard enough! (although it’s a festival date so you will have to see another 150 bands for the privilege). Spin reports: “After releasing a new song last month, Fleet Foxes have announced that they’ll embark on an extensive tour that will run from May until the end of the year. The band is touring behind their upcoming album Crack-Up, which follows 2011’s Helplessness Blues. The new project is scheduled to drop June 16. Check out the full tour dates and a trailer for the album below.  Continue reading “Fleet Foxes announce world tour”

New Fleet Foxes album picks up where previous ended

Like exactly where it left off.  Pitchfork reports: “On June 16, Fleet Foxes release Crack-Up, their first new album in six years. According to frontman Robin Pecknold, they pick up literally where they left off on Helplessness Blues. On the Fleet Foxes subreddit, a fan suggested that Helplessness Blues’ closer “Grown Ocean” seemed “slightly incomplete,” and that the lyrics “feel like they end too soon, that a final chord or line is missing that would tie things up.” For those reasons, the fan theorized that the new record will begin on an F note “so that Helplessness Blues blends seamlessly into it” and “bridges two albums made six years apart.” Pecknold has confirmed the theory: “First note on new album is F for exactly this reason, first main song chord is Bb / F for this reason too, never thought anyone would think about it besides me but you nailed it!”  Continue reading “New Fleet Foxes album picks up where previous ended”