Father John Misty
It's getting to the point where I'm apprehensive to enjoy a new Father John Misty song, because I can't tell whether or not he's trolling us. Slogging through existential crisis isn't anything new for Josh Tillman, it's just that his pedestal is larger than ever. And whether or not his philosophic, artistic musings bear substance, I hope I'm not witnessing the fiery downfall and eventual disappearance of one of my favorite songwriters and performers. Hopefully his societal angst turns out his best art. But we should all be prepared for whatever comes next for a man living out of time.
It's been five years since Justin Vernon released music through Bon Iver. And his two newest songs, the one above and "10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄," sound less like Bon Iver and more like a combination of his other projects, Gaygns and Volcano Choir - a departure that makes me wonder how much longer he'll keep recording under that pseudonym.
Kyle Craft took time away from promoting his new album, Dolls of Highland, to pen his frustration with Donald Trump's "Great Wall of Intolerance" by ruminating on what the future would be like should the wall go up.
Sun Kil Moon
Love him or hate him, Mark Kozelek has developed one of the most unique voices and styles of his generation. His new album, Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood, come out early next year.