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If you follow AD on Twitter you have no doubt seen the various live videos I’ve linked to capturing J. Tillman and his new band out on tour this summer.  This new live incarnation of the Tillman catalog is ferocious in its intensity; reminding me both of the first Magnolia Electric Co. tours, as well as Phosphorescent’s transcendent run touring behind the 2007 Pride LP.  Like the aforementioned, Tillman and his band have been working up his recorded material transforming hushed folk songs into Crazyhorse-like rave ups. See them go off on “New Imperial Grand Blues” at Cafe du Nord, below.
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Tillman’s second LP of 2009, Year In The Kingdom, dropped yesterday, via the Austin, TX based Western Vinyl label. Check out the contrast between the studio version of “Though I Have Wronged You” and that of the live video here. Be sure to wait for the breakdown. Here’s hoping that a live document from this tour will arise sooner than later.

Download:
MP3: J. Tillman :: I May Have Wronged You
MP3: J. Tillman :: Earthly Bodies
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Purchase: J. Tillman – Year In The Kingdom

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7 Responses to “J. Tillman :: New Imperial Grand Blues”

  1. Awesome, thank you for this, AD.
    Definitely going to see him when he’s in Michigan.

  2. Also, is Vacilando Territory Blues still available on vinyl?

  3. I think it is – hit up the Western Vinyl website

  4. Sweet! Have been a big fan of J. Tillman’s music since Seven States Across made the rounds a few years back – in fact I ordered the Fleet Foxes LP sound unheard after hearing that he was in the band. Would love to catch him if he ever comes through Pittsburgh.

  5. this stuff is wonderful

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