Father John Misty’s New Album Was Briefly Available On Apple Music Before It Was Even Announced

Father John Misty’s new album God’s Favorite Customer wasn’t even officially announced until this morning, but it’s already been a mess of a rollout thanks to the good folks at Apple.

Last night, a listing on New Zealand iTunes accidentally revealed the album title, cover art, and the entire tracklist. And early this morning, apparently, after the release of the two songs “Just Dumb Enough To Try” and “Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All,” Apple Music accidentally put the entire album up for streaming. It was available only for a brief time before being removed again. Almost like it never even happened!

So … this may not come as a shock to you, but it’s now official: Father John Misty has a new album called God’s Favorite Customer, and it’s out 6/1 on Sub Pop. According to a press release, it was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, and the album was produced by Josh Tillman himself and recorded with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer.

The album is available for pre-order on Father John Misty’s store here, where there’s also lots of cool new merch. Like this dad hat. Very cool!

UPDATE: Check out Misty’s new Facebook profile pic:

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