[mp3] J. Tillman - "Diamondback"

Following a 2009 in which he just flat out raked, J. Tillman is releasing his 7th studio album this week. I’ve only been through it 1 ½ times so far, so it hasn't really sunk in yet, but it’s pretty safe to say at this point that Singing Ax is a particularly bleak set of songs from a songwriter whose past work has rarely been anything but. It was recorded over 3 days last February by Steve Albini in Chicago. For the most part the album is simply Tillman’s sparse acoustic guitar and weary vocals, as on “Diamondback”, the second song to be given away as a free download by Western Vinyl.

MP3 :: Diamondback
MP3 :: Three Sisters
(from Singing Ax. Buy here)

And in related news, today An Aquarium Drunkard shared a full length tribute/cover album Tillman recorded of Neil Young’s classic Tonight’s the Night. Check that out here.

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