Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) is back with the follow-up to his acclaimed album I Love You, Honeybear. Titled Pure Comedy, the album is due out on April 7th via Sub Pop and Inertia Music and features co-production with Jonathan Wilson, string arrangements by Gavin Bryars and other contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett. The mastering was done by the legendary Bob Ludwig. Tracklisting: … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Father John Misty Announces New LP ‘Pure Comedy’.
The transformative effects of romance, intimacy and self-acceptance form the backbone of Josh Tillman’s second album under the moniker Father John Misty. From his home in New Orleans Tillman looks back with Chris Familton on the two years it took to write and record I Love You Honeybear. “I think I have some clarity in terms of what was going on that I didn’t have … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Father John Misty – Waking From The Intellectual Dream
After a handful of stark solo folk albums Josh Tillman quit his day job as drummer for Fleet Foxes and re-emerged as Father John Misty with a new sound that was bursting with dramatic pop songs and kaleidoscopic lyrical images. It now seems that on Fear Fun Tillman was only warming up as I Love You Honeybear dials up the musical saturation and dives deep … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
2012 felt like somewhat of a mixed bag of musical lollies with our favourites encompassing americana, power pop, 80s synth, indie and many shades of psychedelia. The only thing that tied them all together was the strong streak of melody that each was built on. Even in the case of someone like Neil Young & Crazy Horse it was Young’s incredible weaving of musical notes … Continue reading LIST: DS Top Albums of 2012
These are the songs that didn’t just drift by in the chaos and digital clutter. They caught my ear, took up residence in my brain and refused to let go without stirring some form of emotional response – physical or emotional. Which songs in 2012 made you stop and think to yourself ‘damn that is a good song’? In no particular order: Continue reading LIST: Top Songs of 2012
We’re already half away through 2012, crazy huh? It felt like it was a slow start to the year in terms of standout album releases but slowly things have picked up pace and some (in our ears) essential purchases have emerged. Here, in no particular order are twenty LPs that have captured our attention over the last six months. LAMBCHOP | MR. M This … Continue reading 2012 | Twenty First Half Favourites
by Chris Familton Many will know Josh Tillman as the ex drummer for Fleet Foxes but for those who have followed his solo work over seven albums of stark folk music will know him better as a fine purveyor of intimate and emotional songwriting in the vein of Will Oldham, Vic Chesnutt and Damien Jurado. Now Tillman has taken lead from Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Father John Misty | Fear Fun
The wealth of talent appearing at this year’s already sold out Splendour in the Grass festival has now begun spilling over into sideshows. The first round features the long awaited return of The Afghan Whigs as well as headline gigs from Youth Lagoon and Django Django. Check the details below for all the shows. THE AFGHAN WHIGS WEDNESDAY JULY 25 – THE HI-FI, MELBOURNE Tickets … Continue reading NEWS: First round of Splendour in the Grass sideshows announced