June 7, 2009

J Tillman gives me all sorts of late-night shivers


This song feels like true religion and creeping sadness in the middle of beauty, and a quiet night on a patterned bedspread.

I got real authentic goosebumps the first time I listened to it tonight and have been stuck on repeat.

Earthly Bodies – J Tillman

Let me lie across your christened spine
press my bare leg to the mountainside
glorious our earthly bodies rise
…fall and rise

The wineskin and my eyes are dry
though the spirit and the truth abide
when you stir throughout the wakeless night
…stir and sigh

J Tillman is a Fleet Fox, and he is from Vashon Island in Washington. J Tillman has an album coming soon, his sixth, called Year In The Kingdom (Sept 22, Western Vinyl). I think you should get it.

[my pic from SXSW above]

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  • ohhhh, this is lovely, and just what i needed to hear at this exact moment. thanks for sharing. :-)

    Jillian — June 8, 2009 @ 12:01 am

  • isn’t it amazing, Jillian? I had to forcibly stop listening to it so I could go to bed last night….I wanted to listen a few dozen more times. Love it and am glad you do too!

    browneheather — June 8, 2009 @ 7:11 am

  • My breath has been taken away….. I am in love!

    ruralgurl — June 8, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

  • After first hearing this song last week, I downloaded everything I could find from J Tillman, but I think this one is still my favorite. Quite an enchanting tune.

    Callie — June 9, 2009 @ 9:12 am

  • Oh. Yeah. Everything I love about music and especially J Tillman. This album will be mine– but I wish it was coming sooner!

    Amy — June 18, 2009 @ 8:24 am

  • i’ve been listening to this song non-stop for DAYS. it’s incredible. i can’t breathe when i listen to it. it’s the song on my ipod while riding trains in italy, it’s the soundtrack to walking the cobblestone-lined streets, it’s my company when i am alone. and it’s only a song.

    wrecklessgirl — February 6, 2010 @ 11:26 am

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