Best New Music: May 2012

Father John Misty, Fear Fun
“Nancy From Now On”
“I’m Writing a Novel”

Formerly the drummer for the Fleet Foxes, J. Tillman is now focusing on his own stuff and recording under the moniker Father John Misty. This album is a throwback to the 1970s AM radio singer-songwriter. In turns both dreamy and rollicking, Fear Fun is a potent mix of the Heartland and California.

Patrick Watson, Adventures In Your Own Backyard
“Quiet Crowd”

With a voice like falling feathers, Patrick Watson has created, on this album, an ethereal sound. The melodies seem to twinkle overhead. Adventures In Your Own Backyard is a beautiful journey from start to finish.