The best indie-rock breakout story of 2012 was Josh Tillman's, who quit his gig drumming for Fleet Foxes, moved to Los Angeles, and released an album under the name Father John Misty. That album, Fear Fun
, climbed onto a lot of year-end lists, and deservedly so - it's full of smart, psych-tinged, alt-country songs with sticky melodies. He also gets points for his next-level stage presence, which is intense in a Neil-Diamond-on-peyote type of way.
Monday, January 7, at the Bottleneck, 8 p.m. door time, $13-$15.