Watch: Father John Misty Covers Arcade Fire

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We’re a little behind when it comes to Father John Misty, a.k.a. Josh “J” Tillman. Since our last review of his single “Bored in the USA,” FJM has released his newest album I Love You, Honeybear. Tillman has been putting out solo albums since 2004, but it wasn’t until he started producing under his alias that his sound became more defined and appreciated. As FJM, he’s released two albums, Fear Fun (2012) and I Love You, Honeybear (2015), which really hones in on FJM’s personal style. The album isn’t a compilation of your typical love songs; his lyrics are honest, beautiful, hilarious, and touching, while his vocals are fluent and equally admirable. He is, and will be, a timeless artist. However, this isn’t an album review, by now you’ve probably listened to the entire album on repeat and still are. Furthermore, any review of I Love You, Honeybear, probably wouldn’t do it justice; you just have to listen to it (if you haven’t already). FJM recently did a music video of his cover of “The Suburbs,” two great things in one watchable package. Arcade Fire originally released their third album, The Suburbs, in 2010.

This cover wasn’t without some struggle. FJM explains how the cover was born through rejection and friendship.

I hate to spoil the secret, but Vinyl Mag appreciates our readers’ loyalty – we’ll even include a link. You can now buy Father John Misty tickets. He will be playing at the Georgia Theater on Wednesday, September 30th. See you there!



Nikki grew up in an imitation German town in Georgia by the name of Helen. It wasn’t until middle school that she started to get interested in the arts: painting, music, and writing. She wrote in her diary, sketched in art class and listened to regretful music. By high school, her tastes became a little more refined. She found Fiona Apple, Lou Reed and Giant Drag, and they remain her favorites in college. She was accepted to the University of Georgia in 2012 and is currently majoring in English. Upon moving to Athens from a town with more trees than people, Nikki was a bit overwhelmed. However, there is certainly no lack of inspiration in Athens, and she appreciates its love for the arts and its service as a platform.

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