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Watch Father John Misty Gracefully Glide Through “I Love You, Honeybear” On Q

Father John Misty just released his excellent sophomore album I Love You, Honeybear, and he stopped by the CBC’s Studio Q to talk about it and play a couple of songs. Performing the album’s title track, Josh Tillman keeps his sunglasses on and manages to self-bleep himself for the one borderline inappropriate lyric. The band… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 20, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Father John Misty Met Marilyn Manson; Hilarity Ensued

In a new Rolling Stone profile, Father John Misty recounted a time that he ran into Marilyn Manson while at Los Angeles’ celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont. They traded some barbs:… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)

As a special Valentine’s Day treat, Father John Misty — whose I Love You, Honeybear is our Album Of The Week — performed a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” during a session for Sirius XMU. Josh Tillman shared the cover on social media earlier today. It’s a stripped down, folksy take on the Nirvana classic. More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Father John Misty’s Fancy Pop-Up Album Jacket Warps Vinyl Within; Sub Pop Promises To Be “Less Ambitious In The Future”

Earlier today, Sub Pop acknowledged that the deluxe edition of Father John Misty’s new album, I Love You, Honeybear, had a manufacturing defect that led to the many of the LPs being warped. The label explains: “In short, the extra, bulging thickness of the pop-up art in the Father John Misty jacket creates a lum… More »

By: James Rettig / February 11, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Album Of The Week: Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty left a successful band and invented a whole new persona just so he could get away from the idea of cliche. And then he fell in love, the biggest cliche of all. FJM is, of course, Josh Tillman, a young man who escaped a fundamentalist Christian upbringing in suburban Maryland to spend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Watch Father John Misty Play “I Went To The Store One Day” In A Paris Restaurant For La Blogothèque

For years, the French website La Blogothèque has been making videos in its “Take Away Shows” series, in which artists play in public places, without amplification or camera cuts. The newest in the series is devoted to Father John Misty, whose astonishing album I Love You, Honeybear comes out tomorrow. The album ends with “I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 9:29 am

Watch Father John Misty Play Three New Songs On WFUV

Late last year Father John Misty served up a huge helping of his sardonic, postmodern take on American society by performing “Bored In The USA” on Letterman, which definitely set the tone for his sophomore album, I Love You Honeybear. Since the album comes out next week, Josh Tillman — the brains behind FJM –… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 3, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Watch Father John Misty Serenade Spotify Employees With A Karaoke Machine

Father John Misty stopped by the Spotify offices in New York yesterday during the “blizzard” to perform two songs from I Love You, Honeybear for the employees there. Keeping with his slightly off-key performances (remember Letterman?), he sang “I Love You, Honeybear” and “Bored In The USA” with a karaoke machine and frequently interrupted himself… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Stream A MIDI Version Of I Love You, Honeybear On Father John Misty’s New Digital Music Service

Josh Tillman, the former Fleet Foxes drummer who reinvented himself as the ’70s boho lounge-lizard singer-songwriter, appears to be no fan of the whole stream-an-album-the-week-before-it’s-out internet-marketing plan. Next month, Tillman will release I Love You, Honeybear, the second Father John Misty album, and we’ve already heard the early songs “Bored In The USA” and “ChateauMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2015 - 9:53 am

Will 2015 Be The Year Of The ’70s Singer-Songwriter?

The beginning of Natalie Prass’ album is both plainspoken and grandiose. Prass pours out her heart with a pillowy gentleness, her words fluttering like feathers as she details her internal turmoil. You can almost hear her heart snapping in half as she laments, “My baby don’t understand me anymore.” Yet there’s resolve in her voice… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch Father John Misty Debut Three Honeybear Songs At Roaring Camp Railroads

Father John Misty kicked off his tour last night with a show inside of a barn at Rolling Camp Railroads in Felton, California. He debuted a bunch of new songs from his forthcoming album I Love You, Honeybear, including “Strange Encounter,” “When You’re Smiling And Astride Me,” and “Holy Shit.” You can see video of… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2015 - 3:39 pm

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