[pullquote quote=”The record isn’t even out yet, so it seemed like the most valuable album we had that we could auction off.” credit=”Robin Pecknold”]Last month, [lastfm]Fleet Foxes[/lastfm] announced their forthcoming Helplessness Blues and released the title track for free, their first since their highly acclaimed eponymous debut album in ’08. In efforts to help victims of Japan’s disaster, the band will be auctioning off a test pressing of their new album on ebay and 100% of the proceeds will go to the GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The Seattle folk rockers also debuted another new new song from the album titled “Battery Kinzie.”
Fleet Foxes – “Battery Kinzie”
[photogallerylink id=51517 align=left]”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” frontman, Robin Pecknold said. There are 5 days left on the bidding and it’s currently at 2,700 dollars.