Video: Father John Misty – “Leaving LA” From Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop. I know I know I know, a thirteen-minute hymn to your own hyper-awareness (a “10 verse chorus-less diatribe”) is self-indulgent horseshit. It’s impossible to argue with that. And yet… Try to forget for a sec what a bloated self-righteous asshole … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Leaving LA
Video: Father John Misty – “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution” From Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop. While we’re all thinking about nuclear armageddon and waking up every morning to check to see if Guam still exists on the map, FJM treats us to a little glimpse of … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution
Video: Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever” If you’ve been a bit concerned that Papa John Murphy has abandoned his sense of humor, this new video might cheer you up. It’s pretty funny. Sure, the lyrics are still a little heavy handed. As Doreen St. Felix mentions in her spot-on review of Pure Comedy, … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Total Entertainment Forever
Video: Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy” Another feel good party anthem from everybody’s favorite optimist, FJM. No official info yet on whether this is from his third album or just another one-off single he’s been upping of late, but it appears that he and video director Matthew Daniel Siskin have been thinking about the … Continue reading New Father John Misty video: Pure Comedy
YouTube: Father John Misty – “This Is America” I don’t watch whatever show this video is promoting, but the song is kinda funny. Let’s hope Josh Tillman gets back to work on the third FJM LP. He gave us more of a hint of what that might actually sound like (maybe?) when he released “Real … Continue reading Dumb new Father John Misty ditty: This Is America
Father John Misty is one of my favorite artists of the past several years. His two albums are both awesome, and he played my favorite set at Lollapalooza 2013. I already bought my tickets to (finally) see him in a non-festival environment in September. So I was definitely excited for his set this year. But … Continue reading Photos: Father John Misty at Lollapalooza 2015
Video: Father John Misty – “I Love You, Honeybear” (live on Conan, 07/15/15)
You know I love Father John Misty. Sure, I’ve poked a little fun at the TMI tendencies of his latest album, but I still really love it. His live show at this point is legendary, so it’s always great to see him perform on television. And as expected, he doesn’t phone it in for Conan.
This live version of the title track starts out sexy and gets progressively more intense until it’s downright scary by the end. I prefer it to the orchestrated album version.
I’m not so sure about Tillman’s appearance though. My man Phil calls it the “sexy hobo look.” He looks clammy and his bushy beard makes him seem bloated like a late-era Jim Morrison. Dude needs to visit a barber. Clean yourself up, man!
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Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty describes his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, as “a concept album about a guy named Josh Tillman” and his relationship with his wife. Being the kind of writer he is, he refuses to stoop to sentimental cliché; instead, he engages in mean-spirited honesty and sarcastic self-loathing. To call … Continue reading Has Father John Misty become Roger Clarvin?
I am very excited by the idea of a new Father John Misty album. I spent most of 2012 and 2013 obsessing over Fear Fun after being turned on to him by my sister-in-law. She had heard the song he did with Phosphorescent on the Aquarium Drunkard satellite radio show. I got into the album … Continue reading New Father John Misty Album in February