Thursday, November 22, 2007

J. Tillman

J. Tillman (MySpace) has been compared to the likes of Nick Drake, Ray Lamontagne and Ryan Adams for his stripped down bare-your-soul songs. Strong comparisons indeed, but one listen to his 2006 debut on Yer Bird Records and you will understand. Any album named Cancer and Delirium carries with it a certain weight. And as you would surmise from the title, the songs are stark, bleak and absolutely beautiful both musically and lyrically. If you are looking for a sunny, top-down, wind-in-your-hair record, look elsewhere, but if you would like a late-night record to listen to in the company of your own thoughts, do not pass this one up. Tillman will be releasing a new album, Minor Works, in January on Undertow Records. Below are three songs from Cancer and Delirium and a track, "Seven States Across," from his earlier self-produced record, Long May You Run.

Seven States Across
Evans and Falls
Ribbons of Glass
When I Light Your Darkened Door

You can stream as well as the purchase Cancer and Delirium at Yer Bird Records.


Anonymous said...

Nice blog man... "This machine kills fascists", haha...
I'm form Argetina, but I love Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Nick Drake and others like Elliott Smith or Damien Rice.
Keep on writing stuff like this, quite useful. And thanks for the recomendation, I'll search this guy... "Cancer and depresion" might be something good