In between twitter rants and releasing one of my personal favorite albums this year in Fear Fun, Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty had some time to drop by the KEXP studios in Seattle to record a live session. And guess what? It’s 25 minutes of solid gold sound. So kick off your 3-day weekend with your recreation of your choice and some Father John.
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Written by Greg Dahman
A deep feeling of concern immediately struck me when former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman announced that he was leaving the band. Tillman delivered his final statement as a member of Fleet Foxes in a post on his Tumblr account by saying, “Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go.” After seeing Fleet Foxes headline Pitchfork Music Festival last summer I began to classify them as one of the most complete bands in the entire music scene. The synergy between them was impeccable and consistent improvement implied a growing greatness for me. Slowly emerging from a disappointing departure is my introduction to his new “obscure” project.
Father John Misty is Tillman’s exclamation point to promote his Fleet Foxes departure. My introduction to his project presents itself with song, “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”. This track describes the resting spots for rock legends Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone. The theme is bold, but should not be surprising to the listeners that follow.
Tillman is interesting. He is borderline captivating. Tillman is starting from scratch with an unbelievable resume attached. Father John Misty is a reassuring first step that is hard to doubt. Stream the single and watch the insane video featuring Aubrey Plaza below.
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Written by Brett McGrath