One of my absolute favorites, J. Tillman, has announced he is leaving the band Fleet Foxes.  While on one hand, this could have potentially really bummed me out, there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I’ve always loved his solo work – quiet, beautiful acoustic songs.  He has a new project Father John Misty, who will be releasing their LP on May 1 2012.

I had the pleasure of sharing a beer with Josh after his set at Middle East last year (amazingly he wasn’t drinking for free at his own freaking show).  I mentioned we were using one of his songs in our wedding, which he genuinely seemed happy to hear.

From what I’ve heard so far it’s surely going to be one of my favorites for the year.  Completely new direction.  I couldn’t have described it better than others already did – a mix between Harry Nilsson and Michael Nesmith & the First National Band.

Check out his blog at http://fatherjohnmisty.tumblr.com/ 0r go over to Sub Pop and give him your email address to download the following

Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings  [audio:http://www.giantpanther.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Hollywood-Forever-Cemetery-Sings.mp3|titles=Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings]