Stating that “music has no inherent value”, Pecknold believes that file-sharing allows today’s acts to sample as much music as possible and “that it will only make music richer as a platform. [Downloading] was how I discovered almost everything when I was a teenager – my dad brought home a modem.”
He certainly brings up an interesting point, yet Pecknold needn’t worry about losses from piracy. Fleet Foxes’ self-titled début would eventually go Platinum in the UK. His comments come just a few weeks before the release of their much-anticipated second album, Helplessness Blues, on May 3rd. You can listen to the title track below.