Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) is an American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer. He started his musical career in 2004, and has maintained a steady output of records since. He is a former member of indie rock bands including Saxon Shore and Fleet Foxes.
His first solo album, Fear Fun, was released in 2012. As a transition to a new project, Tillman stated,
Songwriting for me had always only been interesting and necessary because I saw it as this vehicle for truth, but I had this realization that all I had really done with it was lick my wounds for years and years, and become more and more isolated from people and experiences. I don’t even like wound-licking music, I want to listen to someone rip their arm off and beat themselves with it. I don’t believe that until now I’ve ever put anything at risk in my music. I was hell-bent on putting my preciousness at stake in order to find something worth singing about.
Earlier this month, Tillman released his second studio album as Father John Misty. The album was titled, I Love You, Honeybear, and was released on Sub Pop Records.
Father John Misty with Luluc at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Friday, April 24, 2015