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DOWNLOAD: Father John Misty & Phosphorescent - "I Would Love You" (MP3)

Father John Misty aka J. Tillman
with Fleet Foxes on an ACL Episode
(more by Tim Griffin)
Father John Misty

Farewell Fleet Fans and Friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.
The above message is a post that Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman posted to his tumblr last month, announcing his departure from the band that he joined in 2008. He also tweeted, "@fleetfoxes, the best and last band that would ever have me."

Both before and during his time in Fleet Foxes, he had been recording solo material as J. Tillman. Since leaving Fleet Foxes, he's announced that he has signed to Sub Pop under the name Father John Misty and will release his first album under that moniker, Fear Fun, on the label on May 1. The album was recorded with Jonathan Wilson and was produced by Phil Ek, who also produced both Fleet Foxes albums, in addition to albums by The Shins, Band of Horses, and others. He's got a few west coast dates announced, which are listed below.

Our first taste of Father John Misty was a collaboration with fellow rural folkie Phosphorescent called "I Would Love You" (via Aquarium Drunkard). Grab an MP3 of that song at the top of this post. You can read the song's lyrics on the Father John Misty tumblr. He's since revealed a song from Fear Fun called "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings," which you can download via a widget below. You can also watch the video for it, which stars Aubrey Plaza of NBC's Parks and Recreation, at Entertainment Weekly.

All dates and widget below...

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Father John Misty -- 2012 Tour Dates
Feb 29 - new parish - oakland
March 3 grass valley - center for the arts
March 4 santa cruz - crepe place

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Comments (24)

hippie

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:21 AM

I saw him drum for Saxon Shore and was thoroughly impressed. He fucking beat the shit out of them things, but very dynamic also. It's nice to see that he is venturing into different musical endeavors.

Posted by Aaron | February 2, 2012 10:24 AM

he should've consulted Franz Nicolay

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 10:57 AM

he should've consulted Franz Nicolay's mustasche

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:01 AM

Yes this is really good

Posted by Poslovni adresar Crne Gore | February 2, 2012 11:15 AM

so who's the asshole is this equation, or were they just having "creative differences?"

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:16 AM

Tillman's solo records have always been awesome, the band was holding him back

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:26 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 11:31 AM

Tillman is already a legend in my eyes.

Posted by AstralForest | February 2, 2012 11:55 AM

Tillman is brilliant and already has a deep and criminally overlooked catalog of music —

But this new name is silly and regressive, and splitting with FF looks bad right now for all parties. He was a great element of that band, both rhythmically & vocally, and they are coming off a career peak.

That said, hope Tillman gets some due credit. Songs sound great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 12:22 PM

In any case, Jonathan Wilson was never in the Christian all-girl pop-punk band Eisley.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 12:23 PM

What are Fleet Foxes?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 12:40 PM

"distant and obtuse"? Is that hipster for asshole?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 1:22 PM

^^
ha, i was thinking the same

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 1:55 PM

I'm not even going to comment.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:09 PM

FYI: the Father John Misty record buries the last Fleet Foxes. J. Tillman made the right choice to walk away from the hype and continue building his excellent body of solo work. The album is awesome! Get excited. (AND you won't have to trek to United Palace to see him- last time he hit up the Bell House).

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:11 PM

LA Coke-Folk. Love it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:37 PM

Do not care for the song above. I much rather prefer the last Fleet Foxes album. Is the rest of the album better?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:38 PM

"FYI: the Father John Misty record buries the last Fleet Foxes"

Is there an album out? I can't find any tunes except the one in the post.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:44 PM

"What are Fleet Foxes?"


Something that you're not missing too much out on.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 2:55 PM

Album drops in May.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2012 3:06 PM

"FYI: the Father John Misty record buries the last Fleet Foxes"

Posted by souq | February 13, 2012 5:03 PM

J. Tillman? Father john? I dont care if he goes as fucking Santa! The guy rocks! Every SF show Ive seen was epic!

Posted by Glen | February 27, 2012 5:40 PM

this guy has the coolest hair and bread

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 6:13 PM

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