Video: Iron & Wine – “Thomas County Law” From Beast Epic, out now on Sub Pop Boy, Sam Beam is taking full advantage of his impressive beard in the latest Iron & Wine video, portraying a old-timey Southern preacher setting up for a funeral. He was born to play this role. But this is a … Continue reading New Iron and Wine video: Thomas County Law
Video: Father John Misty – “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution” From Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop. While we’re all thinking about nuclear armageddon and waking up every morning to check to see if Guam still exists on the map, FJM treats us to a little glimpse of … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution
Video: Iron & Wine – “Call It Dreaming” From Beast Epic, due August 25 on Sub Pop. Do you miss the old Iron & Wine? When it was pretty much just Sam Beam and a guitar? Before he got all into world music or whatever the hell he’s been doing for the past ten years? … Continue reading New Iron and Wine video: Call It Dreaming
At first I thought, “This is what you get when you give 13 year old boys cameras, a budget and free reign to shoot a music video.” I mean, really: It’s got naked girls running around as stoned witches in the woods with knives and fire. Kinda the perfect video, right? It turns out that … Continue reading New Afghan Whigs video: Oriole
Video: Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever” If you’ve been a bit concerned that Papa John Murphy has abandoned his sense of humor, this new video might cheer you up. It’s pretty funny. Sure, the lyrics are still a little heavy handed. As Doreen St. Felix mentions in her spot-on review of Pure Comedy, … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Total Entertainment Forever
Video: Father John Misty – “I Love You, Honeybear” (live on Conan, 07/15/15)
You know I love Father John Misty. Sure, I’ve poked a little fun at the TMI tendencies of his latest album, but I still really love it. His live show at this point is legendary, so it’s always great to see him perform on television. And as expected, he doesn’t phone it in for Conan.
This live version of the title track starts out sexy and gets progressively more intense until it’s downright scary by the end. I prefer it to the orchestrated album version.
I’m not so sure about Tillman’s appearance though. My man Phil calls it the “sexy hobo look.” He looks clammy and his bushy beard makes him seem bloated like a late-era Jim Morrison. Dude needs to visit a barber. Clean yourself up, man!
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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
Husky – Forever So (Sub Pop) Our favorite Seattle label is now making its way down under to find the next big thing up here. Husky represents their first signing from Melbourne, with the moniker actually the first name of the band’s guitar and vocalist. The only “Husky” I knew growing up was the name … Continue reading Husky – Forever So
Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold (Sub Pop) After a decade long hiatus between studio albums, Beachwood Sparks returns with The Tarnished Gold, their latest attempt at channeling the ghosts of Laurel Canyon. Their country rock is tightly packaged through campfire picked guitars and a slue of pedal steels, just the way it should be. … Continue reading Beachwood Sparks – The Tarnished Gold