Aug 04, 2008, 12:25PM

Folk Before Fleet Foxes

J. Tillman recently joined the up-and-coming band Fleet Foxes, but his solo stuff is highly listenable in its own right. His softly straining style of singing brings to mind the painful anguish of The Mountain Goats and the pared-down backwoodsness of Iron and Wine. Here's his 2006 song "Seven States Across," played over some great 50s file footage.

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Fleet Foxes are so big they're playing Letterman tonight, but if you want more J. Tillman you should check out his albums here.


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