Father John Misty performs in The Current studios

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Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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Father John Misty
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Father John Misty may be a relatively new project, but the man behind it has been around for a few years now, playing in one of indie music's greatest break-out bands. J. Tillman used to drum for the mighty Pacific-Northwest act Fleet Foxes, but left the group this year to pursue his own endeavors, trading in the rootsy, experimental folk for more of a vintage rock sound.

While leaving a band as respected and widely known as Fleet Foxes may be daunting, Tillman's music stands firmly on its own, evidenced by a string of sold out live dates so early in his solo career. He was also able to find a home right away for his first record, joining the esteemed Sub Pop collective in Seattle.

Songs played: "Now I'm Learning To Love The War," "Misty's Nightmare 1 & 2" and "Every Man Needs A Companion."

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    Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Father John Misty performs in The Currents studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)