J. TILLMAN with PEARLY GATE MUSIC at the Pike Room

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2009
doors at 8PM
tickets: $10 (buy tickets)

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Singer/songwriter J. TILLMAN's music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams.

“a compelling whirl of Laurel Canyon-echo balladry and desolate-psychedelia stomp.” – Rolling Stone

“These songs whisper loudly to slow the world down, to preserve a moment and all its emotions, whether they’re pleasant or– more likely—painful” – Pitchfork (7.6)

“a lone wanderer battling solitude with sound.” – Spin
“This is no mere side-project [Tillman is a member of Fleet Foxes, too]. His first proper UK release is a treat, at times conjuring the beautiful, stark bleakness of Nick Drake, elsewhere not afraid to crank things up, as on the distortion heavy ‘New Imperial Grand Blues’. Best of all is the upliftingly redemptive ‘Above All Men’.” – Q Magazine

“An existentialist’s songs cycle, Vacilando…’s lonely songs reinforce each other with an impeccable internal logic, fashioning its own little world-weary universe, wherein less is more, simple guitar strums signal seismic shifts in mood, shadows bump into one another. Like Neil Young’s On the Beach or Jason Molina’s Songs:Ohia incarnation, it’s best heard late at night, alone, lights down low, one last glass of wine in the wings.” – Uncut

“Josh Tillman’s practise resonates throughout roomy Americana in which he ranges from spare meditations to rambunctious blues, biblical imagery to intimate studies and bleak introspection to hymnal uplift. Gorgeous stuff.” – The Independent

With PEARLY GATE MUSIC.

 

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