Think you have to wait until May 3rd to hear the new Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues? You don’t have to.
The band have received a test pressing of their upcoming sophomore release and are now selling it to a lucky bidder on eBay to raise money for Japan. The auction ends in just under a week and the bid is currently at $500. What would you pay to be the first fan to hear the record? To have it all to yourself while the rest of us commoners wait until the official release date? Or to leak it to the world if that is your choosing.
The listing reads:
Here we are auctioning off a test pressing of our new album “Helplessness Blues.” 100% of proceeds from this auction will go to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
This is a double vinyl, so you’ll receive two records, one with sides A & B and one with sides C & D. We’ll include a little note with like tracklisting and other information.
These things are quite rare and the record isn’t even out yet, so it seemed like the most valuable album we had that we could auction off. Projected auction earnings – twelve dollars.
Anyway thanks for looking and thanks to everybody, musicians and otherwise, doing what they can to help the situation over in Japan right now.
Helplessness Blues will officially be released on May 3rd through Sub Pop.