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Watch Beck Bring Morning Phase (And Father John Misty) To SNL

Today, Beck's Mellow Gold turned 20 years old, and to celebrate, he's playing Saturday Night Live -- for the seventh time in his career -- with host Jim Parsons. (Well, to celebrate and maybe also to promote his brand-new release, Morning Phase.) Check out his SNL performance of Morning Phase tracks "Blue… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014

Hear Father John Misty On Marc Maron’s WTF

Marc Maron's WTF podcast has included interviews with a number of fine musicians this year including Thom Yorke, Nick Cave, Josh Homme, John Darnielle, and Aimee Mann. As of today, you can add Father John Misty to that number. According to the episode description, the artist born Josh Tillman joined Maron for a lengthy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013's most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013

Stream Josh Tillman The History Of Caves Score

Josh Tillman, the former Fleet Foxes drummer who now records awesomely louche folk-rock as Father John Misty, is married to the photographer and filmmaker Emma Tillman. Emma has a new short film called The History Of Caves coming out, and Tillman has put together a lovely instrumental acoustic-guitar score for it. The limited-editio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013

Josh Tillman – “Car Chase Theme”

Call "Car Chase Theme" third wave Josh Tillman. The former drummer of Fleet Foxes, who also writes, records, writes essays, and does killer R. Kelly karaoke as Father John Misty, has been enlisted by his wife Emma Elizabeth Tillman to score her directorial debut film The History Of Caves. The sampling that we… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 31, 2013

Botany – “Laughtrack” (Feat. Father John Misty)

Botany is Spencer Stephenson, a Texan producer of ornately proggy soundscapes; we posted his track "Agave" three long years ago. He's got a new album called Lava Diviner (Truestory) coming later this month, but in advance of that album, he's shared a warmly zoned-out non-album track called "Laughtrack." The song features blissfully stoned vocal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013

Damien Jurado’s Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son Gets A Trailer And Essay By Father John Misty

Weathered veteran indie rock singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has quietly amassed an exceptional (and, at 11 LPs and 18 EPs, exceptionally large) discography over the past two decades, and he's set to add to it this January with the release of Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son, his latest album for Secretly Canadian. Like 2012'… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2013

Father John Misty – “I’m Writing A Novel” Video

"I'm Writing A Novel," off of Father John Misty's recent album Fear Fun, was always a charming track and now there's a video that matches it. Following Josh Tillman as he goes about his day -- hanging out in his apartment, playing shows, shooting guns, etc. -- it features little asides from him that are… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2013

Watch Father John Misty Perform “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Acoustic For Bonnaroo’s Hay Bale Sessions

Each year during Bonnaroo, the festival records a video series featuring stripped-down acoustic sets called the "Hay Bale Sessions." Below, check out a session from this year's fest: Father John Misty playing an acoustic version of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings."… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 15, 2013

Father John Misty – “Funtimes In Babylon” Video

Within the last year or so, Josh Tillman has gotten much more mileage out of his scraggly and mysterious musical alias, Father John Misty, than he has out of his real name: Since he took on the moniker after leaving Fleet Foxes in early 2012, you’ve ranked FJM the 7th best new actMore »

By: Elliah Heifetz / June 5, 2013

Sasquatch! 2013 Friday: Vampire Weekend, Macklemore, Youth Lagoon, & More

Driving to the Sasquatch! Festival on Thursday I opted to skip out on I-90 from Seattle and instead drive way up north and take Route 2. It still gets you where you're going, but the traffic-congested two-and-a-half hour trip you get with 90 becomes an isolated six-hour journey if you choose Rt. 2. It's completely… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 25, 2013

Watch Father John Misty Play Leno

Last night, The Tonight Show had a rather unlikely musical guest: The debonair and dark-hearted self-made singer-songwriter Father John Misty, who should probably never appear anywhere that well-lit. In his FJM alter-ego, J. Tillman cranked out a rollicking version of "I'm Writing A Novel," one of the many highlights from his Fear Fun album. Give… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013

Watch Father John Misty Cover “I Believe I Can Fly” On S.S. Coachella

Many commenters called us out for not including Father John Misty's Fear Fun on our list of the Top 50 Albums Of 2012, and you know what? You might have a point there. So we can begin the healing now, by posting this video of FJM doing a karaoke cover of R. Kelly's gospel… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 2, 2013

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery.More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012

Watch Father John Misty on Conan

On last night's episode of Conan, the former Fleet Foxes percussionist J. Tillman, in his Father John Misty guise, acted as musical guest. In singing his Fear Fun single "Nancy From Now On," Tillman took his whole debauched '70s California studio-rock steez to its logical conclusion, enlisting a small army of backup musicians and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012

Watch The Shins, Feist Play From The Basement

From The Basement, the live-music show created by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, is back for season three, and a couple of its episodes are now streaming online. And these episodes feature some big names. On one, the Shins headline and Aimee Mann and Father John Misty also play. Feist leads off another, which also feature… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2012

Watch The Shins, Aimee Mann, & Father John Misty On From The Basement

Nigel Godrich's television series From The Basement is back for another round this year, and last week's season debut featured performances by the Shins, Aimee Man and Father John Misty. The first part shows the full performance by the Shins, and about seven minutes into the second part, Aimee Mann shows up to begi… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 13, 2012

Watch Father John Misty Cover “Do You Realize??”

The latest entry to AV Club's latest Undercover series is Father John Misty's straight-up-but-real-nice take on the Flaming Lips' classic "Do You Realize??" Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 3, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This happens to be a great week for the low-budget video, full of immediate grainy cinematography and big cheap ideas and strong visual sensibilities. For whatever reason, it's been especially great for energetic rap videos. I loved the offerings from Big K.R.I.T. and Big Baby Gandhi, but I couldn't find room for either… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2012

Father John Misty – “This Is Sally Hatchet” Video

The clip for Father John Misty's "This Is Sally Hatchet" channels that glossy, hi-fi take on B-movie storylines in the vein of Drive -- with the gore to match, obviously -- all set in one of the eeriest pizza shops ever. What kind of pizza shop is this? THE BEST DAMN PIZZA SHOP INMore »

By: Corban Goble / May 10, 2012