I have spent much of the last 72 hours listening to Father John Misty‘s new album Fear Fun. It is outstanding.
(Father John Misty is the name of Josh Tillman’s new solo outfit; Tillman is the former drummer of Fleet Foxes.)
I heard “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” on Indie Rock Cafe a few weeks ago, and I liked it well enough, but it didn’t blow me away.
However, once I got tickets to see Father John Misty play here in Dallas – show is tonight at Sons of Hermann Hall – I figured I better delve into the entire record and get myself prepared.
I sure am glad I did, because it is filled with outstanding songs.
Here is my current favorite, “Now I’m Learning to Love the War,” which is available on YouTube only in this live version:
And the aforementioned “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” has its own video, featuring Aubrey Plaza from Parks & Recreation.
And there is also a video for “This Is Sally Hatchet.”
His videos are certainly…interesting. And based on the live video above, it sure looks like he brings a lot of energy and personality to his live performances. I can’t wait. I’ll let you know how the show it is.