Seeing as I live in Portland I’m probably a little late to the game of getting into this band. They’ve been playing together as a Portland band since 1996. So, here’s the thing, better late than never because I love every song on this record. Every. Single. One.
Artist: Helio Sequence Song: Open Letter Album: Negotiations
Artist: Father John Misty Song: Everyman Needs a Companion Album: Fear Fun
Saw this show last night. J. Tillman is a force of a front man. It’s understandable why he couldn’t be kept behind the drum kit (for Fleet Foxes), at the back of the stage. This guy wants to sing, and he wants to sing loud, while slinking around the stage, mussing up his curly locks and having his own little snark party. Smart ass with a fairly obvious love of attention through and through, I’m pretty sure half of last night’s crowd bathed in the crass banter of J. Tillman while the other half had no idea what to do with it. But make no mistake, EVERYONE in that audience went nuts for the raw and caustic lyrics sung so honestly balls out by “Father John Misty.” I found my constantly wanting to shout “FUCK YEAH!” And I wasn’t the only one. The impact of this record is oh so good live!