Fleet Foxes are feeling kind of blue

The bearded boys of Fleet Foxes have spoken at length about the various difficulties they faced in making their tellingly titled new album. But like the Seattle indie-folk act's 2008 debut, Helplessness Blues doesn't betray much evidence of a slog—its lush vocal harmonies and strummy-strum arrangements float out of the speakers like smoke from the end of a clove cigarette. This week, the band hits town for a pair of United Palace gigs sure to showcase those harmonies in all their naturally reverberant glory. Fellow Seattle-ites the Cave Singers (with a dude who used to be in Pretty Girls Make Graves) open both shows.
Wed., May 18, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 19, 8 p.m., 2011
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