I'm Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew sound like no other band. This is not because they're contrarians, but because they're artists. I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass has everything that ever made Yo La Tengo great, but elevated to new heights, from the remarkable orchestral chamber piece "Black Flowers" to the garage-punk rave-up "Watch Out For Me Ronnie." If there's one constant about Yo La Tengo, it's that this famously restless band continues to broaden its horizons.
Fear Fun (Vinyl)
Josh Tillman (aka J Tillman) departed the FLEET FOXES as their drummer in 2011 to focus on his solo project under the moniker of FATHER JOHN MISTY. Despite releasing a number of solo albums under J Tillman - which saw him invited to tour with DAMIAN JURADO and JESSE SYKES, 'Fear Fun' is the debut album for Father John Misty. When discussing 'Father John Misty', Tillman paraphrases PHILIP ROTH: