Picking Up Crumbs: J.Tillman

5 Nov

It’s a weekend of Tillmans as Fleet Foxes drummer and bearded wandering man Josh Tillman stops into the Music Box Theater on Friday. If you’ve seen him on stage with the Foxes, you’ll know him as the fecund id of the live show, flying slightly off-kilter on skittering riffs- at First Ave this summer he got from skyways to trash vortexes to being mistaken for “the Jonas Brothers in twenty years” in about four minutes. Despite spending much of 2009 touring with the Fleet Foxes, he has released not one but two solo records this year; Vacilando Territory Blues, a shambolic, off-cuff collection of rambler tunes and Year In The Kingdom, a higher-concept set of personal-mythic tunes. But don’t expect him to hold anything sacred, as he explains in an interview with The A.V. Club, he’s going to mess with you, and chances are you are going to love it.

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