Laws of physics: Josh Tillman admits that success is “a new variable to contend with,” but says the “liberty” of writing and recording for his own enjoyment is very much informing the new album.

Oozing liberty

"At the time I was making it, there were long nights laying awake thinking, 'What the hell are you doing? This is ridiculous," says Josh Tillman about last year's Fear Fun, the debut release under his Father John Misty pseudonym. "The only thrill out of it, or the only thing that comforted me in that […]

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Pitchfork features local songwriter, Asheville music fans puzzled

The Asheville music community let out a collective “Who the hell is Jackson Scott?” on Tuesday after Pitchfork plucked the 20-year-old former UNCA student from obscurity and featured his home-recorded song, “That Awful Sound,” as its Best New Track. That’s not to say that Scott (also of local psych-rock outfit Sin Kitty) is undeserving of […]

For love and music: Local couples brave the choppy waters of musical collaboration

Romance is complicated business, and business makes for complicated relationships. Combine the two and things can get even trickier. Despite the pitfalls, popular music has a long history of couples blurring the line between personal life and the creative process, with the outcomes as varied as the music. On one hand, these projects can render […]