New folk blog Slowcoustic has compiled a tribute to Long May You Run, J. Tillman, the second album released by the singer-songwriter you now know better as Father John Misty. Among the artists covering songs from the 2006 album are Philly’s own Psalmships, the minimal folk outfit of Joshua Britton, taking a stab at the song “Before We Retire.” Slowcoustic blogger Sandy Smansmith writes “When [Britton]…sent me the track he indicated that he felt it was possibly a bit haunting. This 7 1/2 minute track creeps into you and haunts you exactly the way it is supposed to.” Listen to it and grab a download below.
Father John Misty will once again grace us with his presence. Having played at SXSW this year, as well as our annual Non-Comm, we have grown fond of not just his debut album Fear Fun (which is spotlessly melodious, especially the master-crafted tune “Hollywood Cemetery Sings”) but also his live performances. The Father really knows how to get wrapped all up into his songs that discuss his pains and his pleasures, his sorrows and his irateness, and his feverish, wondrous dreams. He returns to Philadelphia on October 21st at Union Transfer with supporting acts including La Sera and Jefertitti’s Nile. Ticket sales TBA. Below, you can check out his live performance of “I’m Writing a Novel” from WXPN’s Non-Comm in May. You can listen to the entire performance here.The fantastical