SHOW PREVIEW: Father John Misty
If you’re not already on the J.Tillman train, I suggest you hop on now because this man knows how to create meaningful music. Although Tillman is currently the leader of Father John Misty, he has also toured with other well-regarded artists, including Fleet Foxes, Damien Jurado, and David Bazaan. His debut album as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, was released last April and landed itself on many people’s “Best of 2012” lists by the end of the year. Fear Fun combines soft folk rock with poetic lyrics and absolutely lives up too all of the hype. “I’m Writing a Novel” is a great introduction to Tillman’s voice, but each track provides us with something different and equally important.
Anyone lucky enough to catch a live Father John Misty show will immediately recognize that Tillman is not just a talented musician/songwriter, he was meant to be a performer. He takes Fear Fun to another level with lots of sassy remarks alongside a clear wish that the show be almost a cathartic experience for the audience. During a Coachella interview a few weeks ago Tillman spoke about “that vague sense of music that we all know…it brings a feeling of commonality and reduces isolation we feel in the universe.” So, come together and witness Father John Misty’s candor in person at the club on May 16th.