Video: Jonathan Wilson – “There’s a Light” Directed by Grant James. From Rare Birds, out now on Bella Union. This song is a lot better than the last one we covered. It still has a bit of that End of the Innocence sheen that hampered the recent War on Drugs stuff, but at least “There’s … Continue reading New Jonathan Wilson video: There’s a Light
Video: Jonathan Wilson – “Over the Midnight” From Rare Birds, out March 2 on Bella Union. What’s Jonathan Wilson been smoking? Is this supposed to be trippy? Looks like he’s embracing his prog side visually while musically going for the same slick vibe that made the War on Drugs album so unconvincing. I don’t know … Continue reading New Jonathan Wilson video: Over the Midnight
Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty describes his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, as “a concept album about a guy named Josh Tillman” and his relationship with his wife. Being the kind of writer he is, he refuses to stoop to sentimental cliché; instead, he engages in mean-spirited honesty and sarcastic self-loathing. To call … Continue reading Has Father John Misty become Roger Clarvin?
I am very excited by the idea of a new Father John Misty album. I spent most of 2012 and 2013 obsessing over Fear Fun after being turned on to him by my sister-in-law. She had heard the song he did with Phosphorescent on the Aquarium Drunkard satellite radio show. I got into the album … Continue reading New Father John Misty Album in February