Father John Misty
Born Joshua Tillman and known simply as J. Tillman, Father John Misty is an American folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
While attending college, Tillman first made a name for himself as the drummer in the indie bands Saxon Shore and Stately later followed by Fleet Foxes. Tillman had nearly a decade long career as the solo act J. Tillman before joining the Seattle-based band Fleet Foxes in 2008, and he continued to the release albums throughout Fleet Foxes growing popularity. In 2011, Tillman would part ways with Fleet Foxes and take on the moniker Father John Misty.
Father John Misty released his debut album, Fear Fun, on May 1, 2012. The ex-Fleet Foxes singer/drummer has maintained a steady output of solo recordings since 2004, Fear Fun being the first solo effort under the guise Father John Misty.
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We took a lot of photos during 2013, so here are 50 of our best live shots.
PHOTOS: Father John Misty at the Queen Elizabeth TheatreFather John Misty performing solo at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on October 15, 2013
PHOTOS: Father John Misty at The Danforth Music HallFather John Misty at The Danforth Music Hall on August 3, 2013
SAMPLED: Kid Cudi – "Young Lady"SAMPLED examines the skeletal production of a contemporary rap, R&B, hip-hop or pop song -- Where did the loop, sample, or chopped up vocal providing the backbone originate? SAMPLED gives you the history, the context, and the insight. This week, we're breaking down the sample used on Kid Cudi's "Young Lady," an album cut from his third studio album, Inicud: There's a good chance Kid Cudi's iTunes library is 90% indie-rock. In the past, he's sampled songs by MGMT, Band Of Horses, Vampire Weekend, and St. Vincent, and this time around, he's flipped a sample from Baltimore folk-rocker J. Tillman's catalogue. Before recording as Father John Misty, Joshua Tillman released seven albums as J. Tillman, performing extensively in the Seattle music scene, and touring internationally, both independently and as a member of Fleet Foxes. In 2012, Tillman made the switch in character to Father John Misty, releasing Fear Fun on Sub Pop records on April 30th, 2012. "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" appears on Fear Fun, and is a jangly, boomy anthem referring to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Los Angeles. "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" by Father John Misty was recently sampled in Kid Cudi's "Young Lady": Could Kid Cudi's departure from G.O.O.D. Music have something to do with his indie-rock leanings? That seems unlikely, based on Kanye West's affinity for folk-warbler Bon Iver, but you've gotta wonder what sort of creative differences resulted in the split. Maybe it's the unrelenting sadness that seems to pour out of Cudder these days. Cudi has had success sampling guitar-based folky, indie-rock before, and on this self-produced track, he once again captures the moody, ethereal vibe that dominates his post-WZRD output. On "Young Lady," he lowers the pitch, and increases the tempo of the Father John Misty original, preserving Misty's "Jesus Christ, girl" as the song's hook.
Lollapalooza lineup leaks a week early, revealing The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, and Mumford & Sons as headlinersThe Chicago Tribune is reporting that a newspaper ad for Lollapalooza's 2013 lineup that hit the web last night is legitimate. The festival announcement wasn't supposed to take place until April 9th, but the ad mistakenly ran in a local newspaper over a week early. The festival lineup includes The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, and The Killers as headliners, who will be joined by Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, New Order, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, and Major Lazer. Also playing are Crystal Castles, Beach House, Cat Power, Alt-J, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Hot Chip, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Death Grips, Disclosure, Father John Misty, Angel Haze, Azealia Banks, Wavves, Baroness, Haim, Matt & Kim, Jessie Ware, Foals, Smith Westerns, Ghost B.C., The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wild Belle, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Chance the Rapper, SKATERS, The Orwells, St. Lucia, Deap Valley, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Thievery Corporation, Flux Pavilion, Two Door Cinema Club, Lana Del Reym Imagine Dragons, 2 Chainz, Icona Pop, Modestep, Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Heartless Bastards, Charles Bradley, Atlas Genius, Jake Bugg, Theophilus London, Kill the Noise, Guards, The Bright Light Social Hour, Shovels & Rope, and Hey Marseilles, and many more. A spokesperson for the festival said that official confirmation will happen next week. Lollapalooza 2013 takes place August 2nd-4th at Chicago's Grant Park. Who's going?