New Fleet Foxes: “Battery Kinzie”

Unless you’re a history buff or live in a certain part of the world, you probably don’t know what a battery kinzie is, which is an old fort built in Fort Worden, Washington. But if you’re a Fleet Foxes fan, “battery” and “kinzie” are your two new favorite words.

The Seattle band has released “Battery Kinzie,” the second track to surface from their upcoming album Helplessness Blues, after last January’s title track graced our ears. The new song leaked on BBC Radio yesterday. It’s got a fairly bombastic sound for such a peaceful band. Take a listen below.

Fleet Foxes – Battery Kinzie by One Thirty BPM

Helplessness Blues is due May 3 on Sub Pop.