Reissued - Father John Misty's first from ! Father John Misty is the nom-de-plume of Josh Tillman, who has been recording and releasing solo albums under his own name since , and who left Seattle's Fleet Foxes after playing drums with them from Yes No.
Everyman Needs a Companion. Funtimes in Babylon. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings. I'm Writing a Novel. Nancy From Now On. Now I'm Learning to Love the War. Only Son of the Ladiesman. This Is Sally Hatchet. More Albums. It can't hurt that he ditched Seattle for warmer, stranger climes. After a period of deep depression, he loaded up his van with shrooms and drove down the coast, finally settling in what he describes as a "spider-shack" in Laurel Canyon.
Of course, Tillman is aware of that locale's revered place in pop history and of Greater Los Angeles' less reputable place in pop culture, and he lets them inform Fear Fun musically, lyrically, and conceptually. Even that new moniker, Father John Misty, sounds like a cult leader, keeping his flock sequestered in an old movie set up in the hills. And the lyrics suggest a Hollywood breakdown of epic proportions, loosely recounting his own walkabout with the sort of mischief and humor largely missing from his previous albums.
Tee Pees Everyman Needs a Companion. Tillman, indie folk crooner Joshua Tillman painted sparse, often melancholic fever dreams that paired the wounded isolation of Nick Drake with the star-crossed country romanticism of Gram Parsons, a sensibility he also brought to the table as the drummer and backing vocalist for Seattle's Fleet Foxes.
Fear Fun opens with "Funtimes in Babylon," one of three tracks, including "Only Son of the Ladiesman" and "Everyman Needs a Companion," closely echoing the hymnlike sonic breadth of his former band.
Arctic Monkeys. Kendrick Lamar. Fleet Foxes. Lana Del Rey. Father John Misty. Rex The Dream Syndicate. The Alarm. Black Pumas.
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