45 RPM Vinyl Record
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Double LP in gatefold jacket on black vinyl
Includes a fold-out poster featuring a collage of Emma Tillman's intimate photos, designed by Alia Penner and an extensive "Exercises for Listening" written by Josh Tillman
Album download code included
Josh Tillman has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003. He's a former member of indie rock bands Saxon Shore and Fleet Foxes, the latter of which he was a drummer from 2008-2011.
In May 2012 he released the album Fear Fun under his new moniker Father John Misty. When discussing his motivations behind the creation of the name, Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: "'It's all of me and none of me, if you can't see that, you won't get it.' What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You've got to have a name. I never got to choose mine."
I Love You, Honeybear was recorded from 2013 to 2014 in Echo Park, Los Angeles. There's a case to be made that it sounds and acts a bit like Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn. "The songs are a narration of my experience falling in love," says Tillman/Father John. "My ambition was to address the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love, the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons with an imprint that is undeniably my own. Nearly every tune is augmented by something special, be it orchestral strings, a mariachi band, questionable electronic drum solos, ragtime jazz combos, soul singers, or what have you. I'm pretty sure there's a sitar in there somewhere. Blammo."
|1. I Love You, Honeybear|
|2. Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)|
|3. True Affection|
|4. The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.|
|5. When You’re Smiling and Astride Me|
|6. Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow|
|7. Strange Encounter|
|8. The Ideal Husband|
|9. Bored in the USA|
|10. Holy Shit|
|11. I Went to the Store One Day|