J. Tillman

As a member of harmonizing-heavy 2008 indie-folk mega-smash Fleet Foxes, fuzzy-faced drummer J. Tillman seemingly had quite a lot to do with setting in motion indie rock's current well-documented predilection toward beards. And everyone was all "WTF" when he dropped a solo album, precisely the sort of moody and sometimes-depressed singer-songwriter deal that probably all too often results from trying to be creative under the gloomy grey skies of the Pacific Northwest. Thing is, it's his eighth – he's been at it for years, since even before the Foxes, spurred on in the earliest days by fellow Seattle folk singer and 2006 flavor-du-jour Damien Jurado. This should probably end with a Nick Drake comparison or something, but that's mostly a foregone conclusion these days.

J. Tillman - Though I Have Wronged You

Pearly Gate opens, by which we mean that there's a band by that name performing, and certainly not that your entrance to heaven is assured.

Check out Stephanie Garcia's interview with Tillman and Tillman's subsequent response

3 comments

Ha! Man, three days earlier and that might well have won you some free tickets to the show. Hope you enjoy it anyway, though.

I think it will take more that Ben and Jerries to ruin you!

J's beard is sublime, birds could live there.
His music is transcendent, hearts could live there.