If you're anything like us, you're probably jonesing really bad for Fleet Foxes' upcoming set, Helplessness Blues, due for release to the masses on May 3.
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If, however, you have a couple of thousand to ease your pain (unlike us), you can bid on a test pressing of their upcoming sophomore release. Fleet Foxes is selling it to a lucky bidder on eBay to raise money for Japan. The auction ends in four days, and the bid is currently at $2,700.
You can bid on it here. The listing reads:
Here we are auctioning off a test pressing of our new album, Helplessness Blues. One hundred percent of the 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 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: $12.
Anyway thanks for looking and thanks to everybody, musicians and otherwise, doing what they can to help the situation over in Japan right now.