At the beginning of the year, J. Tillman left his enviable position as Fleet Foxes’ drummer to strike out on his own, heading out on a drug-fuelled road trip before ending up in Los Angeles and recording an album, Fear Fun, with producer Jonathan Wilson. Tillman has released solo albums in the past, but his latest is his first as Father John Misty. The LP was released on May 1, and is currently available to stream courtesy of The A.V. Club. I’ve been really enjoying the unique and often humourous psychedelic folk Tillman has crafted here, and I can see this album ending up as one of my favourites of 2012. Tillman has been releasing a steady stream of fun videos in support of the LP (the Aubrey Plaza-starring first single, ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings‘; the dominatrix-featuring ‘Nancy From Now On‘), and the latest clip for ‘This is Sally Hatchet’ is no exception, as he hangs out with a gun-toting, blaxploitation-style woman in an eerie pizza shop. Father John Misty also made his late-night TV début earlier this month on the Late Show with David Letterman, performing Fear Fun cut ‘Only Son of the Ladiesman’ and showing off some serious Jarvis Cocker-esque swagger.
Stream Fear Fun below (via The A.V. Club).
Watch the video for ‘This is Sally Hatchet’ below.
Watch Father John Misty perform ‘Only Son Of The Ladiesman’ on the Late Show with David Letterman below.
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