Tag: Father John Misty
When you rock up to the first morning of a three-day festival, the last thing you want to do is get pelted with pea-sized hailstones. But after that minor meterological fakeout, Byron Bay turned on an exquisite weekend to welcome Splendour In The Grass back to its spiritual home.
Posted: August 7th, 2012 under Brag 474, Live Reviews, Music.
Tags: At The Drive-In, Azealia Banks The Kooks, Band Of Skulls, Bloc Party, Blue King Brown, Caitlin Welsh, Explosions In The Sky, Father John Misty, Hugh Robertson, Jack White, Lana Del Rey, MIike Snow, Spiderbait, Splendour In The Grass, The Gossip, The Shins, The Smashing Pumpkins, Yuksek
Father John Misty is the stage name of J Tillman, who resigned his post as a Fleet Foxes bandmember last January. He was the drummer, and a hired gun at that, so his departure caused barely a ripple in the duck pond of global music appreciation – but anyone who’s seen Fleet Foxes live would know that J Tillman was destined for bigger things. Even from behind the kit, he vied for the role of leading man. His acidic sense of humour and honeyed harmonies were show-stealing, and it was inevitable that one day he would stand up, ditch the sticks, and take his place in the spotlight.
Father John Misty Fear Fun Sub Pop/Inertia **** Father John Misty is the nom de plume of J. Tillman, the former drummer for Fleet Foxes. At their best, that band are inspired interpreters of Americana, translating centuries-old folk traditions into the language of the 21st; at their worst, their tendency to overproduce strips the humanity [...]