Episode 51 - William Ryan Fritch, Father John Misty / Two Gallants
As you should be with anything you pre-order, I was really looking forward to finally getting to hear William Ryan Fritch's Revisionist (I would say it's his latest album, but knowing him and his crazy output, there probably has been some more releases since I started this sentence). Of all the tracks on the album, I was most excited to get this collaboration with the wonderful Esme Patterson in my ears (ever since being completely won over by her and Shakey Graves going to toe to toe in this battle of charm and charisma, I've been a big fan of hers). Unsurprisingly, Esme and Fritch combining their tool kits is a match made in headphone heaven. What a lovely tune (as is the rest of the album, which you should go get).
I feel like Father John Misty's latest album is going to be a bit of a grower. There are definitely some “instant like a lot” tunes (like this one), and then there are a few “I haven't quite decided what I think about this” tunes. Overall, I'm probably more inclined to the mystic desert shaman vibe of 'Fear Fun' than I am to the off-vegas lounge vibe of 'Honeybear', but one thing both albums have in common is some intriguing lyrics to keep you coming back for multiple listens.
My intention was to feature a track off Two Gallants latest album… but I kinda got sidetracked with reminding myself of how completely awesome their first album was / still is. I guess this sort of thing happens when your debut album is as good as 'What The Toll Tells'. Oh well, there's always the next episode.
Alright, that's it from me for today. If you made it down here without pushing play or clicking on any of the things above, you should probably head back up and correct that. Maybe even buy the artists a metaphorical pint if you like what you hear. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also probably go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on. And then I'll be back to talk about the other songs from this episode that I haven't already talked about. OK? Ok.