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Father John Misty – “Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)” Video

The former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman is about to release I Love You, Honeybear, the second album from his ’70s hippie lounge-lizard persona Father John Misty. Up until this morning, all we’ve heard from it is the great first single “Bored In The USA.” But today, Tillman has shared a video for the equally… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 8:41 am

Watch Father John Misty’s I Love You, Honeybear Album Trailer (NSFW)

Father John Misty has shared a short trailer for his upcoming sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear, which he announced earlier this month with a performance of lead single “Bored In The USA” on Letterman. The trailer consists of a bunch of quick cuts of stills of Josh Tillman and friends (some naked) in variou… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 9:52 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week Azealia Banks released her very long-awaited debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste, out of fucking nowhere. It was so sudden that she’s going to have to wait till next week to make it onto this list, but that thing has got some serious jams including a remix of an Ariel Pink song that… More »

By: Stereogum / November 7, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Watch Father John Misty Play “Bored In The USA” From New Album I Love You, Honeybear On Letterman

Father John Misty is the musical guest on Letterman tonight, and his performance has turned up a little early. The folk-rocker sings a new song called “Bored In The USA,” which he’s been performing live since last year. The track will show up on I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman’s followup to 2012’s Fear Fun,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Father John Misty – “Trouble” (Cat Stevens Cover)

Despite its modern sheen, much of Josh Tillman’s exultant lounge-ready folk-rock as Father John Misty sounds like it could have been conceived and recorded in 1971. So of course when he covers Cat Stevens’ “Trouble,” he completely owns it. The original song was used in Hal Ashby’s 1971 film Harold & Maude, which is why… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Inside The New Sub Pop Record Store At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

“Hey, hey, hey! Hello and welcome to Seatte-Tacoma International Airport!” says Quincy Jones, prerecorded and played back over the airport’s overhead announcement system. Linger inside long enough and you’ll hear Jerry Cantrell announce that smoking is not allowed (“Major bummer, dude”) and Ben Gibbard encourage travelers to connect to SeaTac’s free WiFi. More »

By: Jonathan Zwickel / May 2, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Watch Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, And Local Natives Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

Earlier this week, Johnny Cash’s lost 1980s album Out Among The Stars finally saw the light of day. La Blogothèque put together a beautifully shot tribute to the late artist featuring Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, and Local Natives. All three talk about the influence Cash’s music had on their lives and each performs one… More »

By: James Rettig / March 28, 2014 - 3:47 pm

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 Moon” with vocal… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014 - 12:55 am

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 convo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013 - 9:42 am

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 - 9:46 am

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-edition vinyl soundtrack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 11:53 am

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 have with… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 31, 2013 - 11:45 am

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 vocals from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 10:52 am

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 - 12:25 pm

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 - 10:55 am

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 - 5:29 pm

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 act of 2012,… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / June 5, 2013 - 2:32 pm

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 - 4:15 pm

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 - 11:01 am

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 affirmation-anthem… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 2, 2013 - 3:55 pm