Posted by Tobias Carroll
So: later on this year, Sub Pop will be releasing Fear Fun, the debut album from an artist called Father John Misty. That’s the latest project from one J. Tillman, who’s released several solo albums, and has also spent time in an obscure folk-rock outfit called Fleet Foxes.
From looking at the bio, it’s worth noting the literary types mentioned: the names of Richard Brautigan, Oscar Wilde, and Charles Bukowski are invoked alongside those of Arthur Russell and Harry Nilsson. All of which seems like catnip designed to lure in lit-bloggers such as ourselves. And…evidently, it worked.