Father John Misty performs in The Current studios

by Mark Wheat, Jon Schober

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

    May 11, 2012

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