even if you’ve never heard of joshua tillman or his stage name: father john misty, you’ve likely heard something he has been a part of. although born in maryland, tillman has been a part of the seattle music scene since his early twenties. from multiple solo albums to his participation in a handful of groups, perhaps the most notable being fleet foxes (for whom he was the drummer), tillman has been making music for a lot longer than you’d think. after four years in fleet foxes, tillman decided to leave in order to properly focus on his latest solo album. the album, titled ‘fear fun’ is a lot like a fleet foxes record in a few ways, but incredibly different in a lot more. it’s got shades of okkervil river, or maybe the national, if either of two bands came out of laurel canyon in the late 60’s. it’s steeped in lazy mythology, drunken ramblings, and a quality that is somewhat like a playful wink during a serious conversation. check out his appearance on letterman below (and possibly my favorite track off of the album).

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  1. he’s brilliant! fantastic post 🙂


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