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Father John Misty – Fear Fun

August 23, 2012

This album is not that far from yesterday’s entry regarding Matthew E. White and it has me nearly as excited. This has been a great week for somnolent navel pondering beard rock.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli offhanded wrote in a recent article: “…Father John Misty, whose debut disc, ‘Fear Fun,’ is one of the year’s best albums…”  Fusilli has very reliable taste so I had to check it out.

Well this is very well crafted album.  Although the big PR back-story is that FJM’s Joshua Tillman spent time in the Fleet Foxes, this is not the Fleet Foxes redux.  However a Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses or My Morning Jacket fan would dig this.  It is a mix of folk rock, beatlesque, beard rock, Jeff Buckley and Gram Parsons.

There is a nice bio on FJM’s label SubPop. Here is a stream of the album if you want to check it out:


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