News for Helplessness Blues

FRI, FEB 10, 2012 at 2:48 AM

fingers crossed


The 53rd Grammys are taking place this coming Sunday, February 12 and we are geeking with excitement as Sub Pop’s own Fleet Foxes are up for “Best Folk Album.” Tune in to witness what we hope is a win for team Fleet Foxes. Click here for a full list of nominations.

Good luck guys!


Sub Pop

Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, MAY 17, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Jiminy Fallon! Both Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart will be on the TV this week!


In what even we (humble, modest simpletons that we are) recognize as a new personal best, both The Head and the Heart and Fleet Foxes will be appearing on the electronic babysitting machine this week! And, both of these appearances will be taking place on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon program of very high standards and taste.

Like so:

On Wednesday, May 18th, The Head and the Heart will perform “Lost in My Mind” from their recently released and also self-titled and also debut album The Head and the Heart!

And then, on Friday, May 20th, Fleet Foxes will perform the song “Sim Sala Bim” from their even more recently released though neither self-titled nor debut (it’s their second) album Helplessness Blues!

It’s just this kind of audacious media exposure that has afforded us the mid-level renown we’re forever prattling on about, and we very much hope that you will tune in.

Plus! If you are in NY and would like to attend either or both of these sure-to-be-historic performances on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, here is how you can enter to have a chance to do that very thing…

For The Head and the Heart

On May 18th, 2011 The Head and the Heart will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…

How would you like a chance to be close to The Head and the Heart’s performance on the show?

Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during The Head and the Heart’s performance.

Please make sure you include the following band code: HEA, in your entry form.

The Fallon Band Bench!

For Fleet Foxes

On May 20th, 2011 Fleet Foxes will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

[All of the same stuff as in the thing above, but find and replace “The Head and the Heart” with “Fleet Foxes”…]

Please make sure you include the following band code: FLE, in your entry form

The Fallon Band Bench!

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, MAY 3, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Helplessness Blues: Please Buy It


The new Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues is out now. We feel incredibly proud and privileged to be a part of this record and it’s a great thrill to finally release it. We’re fortunate to have the support from so many stores who have believed in this record. Below are links to buy the record in your preferred format.

Sub Pop CD/LP/Digital

Independent Retail – Find your local store here

Itunes Here


Posted by Richard Laing

TUE, APR 26, 2011 at 5:11 AM

Fleet Foxes Release Events


On May 3rd, Fleet Foxes’ stunning second album, Helplessness Blues is finally available. People who write articles for popular magazines seem to like it: SPIN 9/10, MOJO 5 stars, Rolling Stone 4 stars…. We hope you love it too. The CD and Double-LP come with a fold-out poster and the vinyl has a download code for a high quality mp3 version of the album.

A dizzying number of our nation’s finest independent record stores are celebrating the release of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues with midnight sales, listening parties and special giveaways. Each of these stores has a single copy of Helplessness Blues on white vinyl (one of only 200 pressed), as well as silk-screened posters, the sold-out Record Store Day 12-inch single, and some Sub Pop goodies. Contact the stores listed below to learn more about their individual plans and how you can attend and win special prizes.

Here’s the full list of participating stores:

Amoeba Music 2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Boo Boo Records 978 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Bull Moose, ME (all locations!)
Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, Houston, TX, 77098
CD Central, 377 South Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40508
Criminal Records, 1154-A Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA
Crooked Beat, 2116 18th Street NW, Washington DC
Dearborn Music, 22000 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI
Decatur CD, 356 West Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA
Dimple Records, CA (all locations!)
Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN, 37920
Ear X-tacy, 2226 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY, 40205
Earshot, 1418 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC, 29607
Easy Street Records, (Queen Anne and West Seattle)
Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Flat Black and Circular, 541 E Grand River, East Lansing, MI, 48823
Good Records, 1808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75206
Graywhale, UT (all locations)
Homer’s Music, 1210 Howard St, Omaha, NE, 68102
J&R, 23 Park Row, New York, NY, 10038
Jack’s Music, 30 Bank St., Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave, West Babylon, NJ, 11704
Luna Music, 5202 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Magnolia Thunderpussy, 1155 N High St, Cols, OH, 43201
Monster, 946 Orleans Rd #4, Charleston, SC, 29407
M-Theory, 915 W. Washington St, San Diego, CA, 92103
Music Millennium, 3158 East Burnside, Portland, OR, 972103
Other Music, 15 E. 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003
Park Ave, 2916 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL, 32803
Pure Pop, 115 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401
Rasputin Music, 2401 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St, Boise, ID, 83702
Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St, Rochester, NY, 14610
Record Theatre, Amherst, and Buffalo, NY
Repo Music, 538 South St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Salzer’s Records, 5777 Valentine Road, Ventura, CA, 93003
Schoolkids, Raleigh NC and Athens, GA
Silver Platters, 704 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill)
Stinkweeds, 12 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ, 85013
Strictly Discs, 1900 Monroe St, Madison, WI, 53711
The Groove, 1103 Calvin Ave, Nashville, TN, 37206
The Sound Garden, 1616 Thames St, Baltimore, MD, 21231
Twist and Shout, 2508 E. Colfax, Denver, CO, 80206
Uncle Sam’s, 1141 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Vintage Vinyl, 51 Lafayette Rd., Fords, NJ, 08863
Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, 63130
Waterloo Records, 600-A N Lamar, Austin, TX, 78703
Wax’n’Facts, 432 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30307
Zia Records, AZ and NV (all locations)

Posted by Richard Laing

FRI, APR 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM

We know the guy on the cover of SPIN this month, we’re pretty sure.


Here at Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA sometimes we like to look at magazines about music. One of those magazines about music is SPIN. And, we’re pretty sure that we know the guy on the cover of the May 2011 issue of SPIN. Consider the evidence…

— For starters, there is, on the cover of the May 2011 issue of SPIN, a big picture of a guy who looks STRIKINGLY like Robin Pecknold from the band Fleet Foxes (whose kind of amazing 2nd record, Helplessness Blues, we are putting out on May 3rd). The resemblance is uncanny.

— And then! There’s the following clue made of words, also on the cover of this May 2011 issue of SPIN: “Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes and the making of the year’s most beautiful album.”

It’s got to be him, right? Just this side of reading the cover story within the actual magazine, we’re fairly confident it is.

When you are a world-famous record label like we are, you get used to seeing the artists you work with on the cover of magazines like SPIN all the time. So, it’s not as though this is a big deal to us or anything. At all. But, you guys might be impressed.

Posted by Chris Jacobs