Wednesday, January 28, 2009

J. Tillman: Vacilando Territory Blues

J. Tillman
Vacilando Territory Blues
Western Vinyl Records [2009]

Fire Drills Review:
Tillman joined up with Fleet Foxes after the Sun Giant EP, which we know turned out pretty good for him but he was originally a solo artist and Vacilando Territory Blues is his fifth record. Besides not having the constant lush harmonic choruses of the Fleets, his record follows the same kind of format and Tillman's voice shines with his acoustic guitar accompaniment plus he rounds things out with Foxes Christian Wargo and Casey Wescot helping out. If the Fleet Foxes are the Yin then Tillman's solo record is the Yang because even if they are not supposed to, they really do compliment each other and once again puts an exclamation mark next to the future output of this groups members.

Key Track: "Steel On Steel"

Band With Similar Fire: Fleet Foxes

James Blues (mp3)
Steel On Steel (mp3)

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta