Father John Misty (J. Tillman) does Letterman

Wow.  I didn’t see this coming.  My old favorite solo singer-songwriter, J. Tillman (also former drummer from Fleet Foxes) is really pushing the PR campaign with his new project, Father John Misty.  The shimmy shimmy swagger on stage is a bit off-putting though.


J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes) signs to Sub Pop as Father John Misty

Fear Fun will be out May 1 on Sub Pop

For your email address, get a sneak peak with the surprisingly noisy “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.”


Best Albums of 2011

Best Albums of 2011
To see the previous versions of the list as they came out throughout the year, click here:

  1. Blue ScholarsCinemetropolis
  2. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
  3. Bon IverBon Iver
  4. BattlesGloss Drop
  5. RadioheadThe King of Limbs
  6. WilcoThe Whole Love
  7. The Head and the HeartThe Head and the Heart
  8. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
  9. Noah and the WhaleLast Night on Earth 
  10. Death Cab for CutieCodes and Keys
  11. Saves the DayDaybreak
  12. The Get Up KidsThere Are Rules
  13. OwenGhost Town
  14. The Mountain GoatsAll Eternals Deck
  15. A. A. BondyBelievers
  16. MaritimeHuman Hearts
  17. Bright EyesThe People’s Key
  18. Explosions in the SkyTake Care, Take Care, Take Care
  19. Cold War KidsMine is Yours
  20. R.E.M.Collapse into Now
  21. Iron and WineKiss Each Other Clean
  22. Mike DoughtyYes and Also Yes
  23. The Wooden BirdsTwo Matchsticks
  24. Prometheus Brown and BambuWalk into a Bar
  25. Lateef the Truthspeaker –  FireWire
  26. The DecemberistsThe King is Dead
  27. Sigur RosInni
  28. Okkervil RiverI am Very Far
  29. Fruit BatsTripper
  30. David BazanStrange Negotiations
  31. R.E.M.Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage
  32. Ben FoldsBest Imitation of Myself: a Retrospective
  33. Rob CrowHe Thinks He’s People
  34. General ElekriksParker Street
  35. CakeShowroom of Compassion
  36. Collections of Colonies of BeesGiving
  37. MogwaiHardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  38. Damien JuradoLive at Landlocked
  39. Strange Fruit ProjectA Dreamer’s Journey
  40. They Might be GiantsJoin Us 
  41. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two
  42. Mates of StateMountaintops
  43. John VandersliceWhite Wilderness
  44. Lateef the TruthspeakerTruth at Sea Mixtape
  45. Say HiUm, Uh Oh
  46. Someone Still Loves you Boris YeltsinTape Club
  47. Saul WilliamsVolcanic Sunlight
  48. ShearwaterThe Island Arc Live (Excerpts)
  49. Ben HarperGive Until It’s Gone
  50. Amos LeeMission Bell
  51. Smith WesternsDye it Blonde
  52. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for my Halo
Singles / 7 inches / Misc