Sir Elton John is one of the few classic-rock types who stay impressively current with new music.
He recently interviewed Whitney's Julien Ehrlich for The New York Times, and he uses his Beats 1 radio show Rocket Hour to showcase some of the contemporary music he's been listening to.
On tonight's episode of the show, he played some Father John Misty and interviewed Josh Tillman himself, who called in to talk about his upcoming album Pure Comedy. They mostly discussed the recording process behind the LP, which was largely analog (as opposed to the "Pro Tools Frankensteins" that FJM's previous records apparently were).
"What you end up with is space," the British legend said of recording with analog. "I'm afraid with Pro Tools you're always tempted to put everything but the kitchen sink on things." Pure Comedy is due for release April 7 through Sub Pop/Bella Union.
Hear some excerpts from their conversation below.