Father John Misty
I am crossing my fingers for this one.
all the songs sparkle with a new coat of bright enthusiasm
Father John Misty Is Donating All Proceeds From His First Live Album To The MusiCares Covid-19 Fund.
Off-Key in Hamburg is now available on Bandcamp.
Prophets of Rage have two dates this week
Thom Yorke is at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday
Arroyo Seco Weekend with Neil Young + Promise of the Real headlining
a paper mâché Ronald Mac Donald’s décor
the songs hadn’t been released at the time
Tillman manages to be ironic and sincere
It certainly adds some spice to the night
Who needs Coachella when the FYF fest is happening downtown LA?
The entire show is a sing-along
‘stupidity just fucking runs the world’
‘Sadly, my relationship with Josh was fully deteriorated by that point’
it encapsulates everything you need to sell a car to hipsterland,
“I was taking this dude to task for what I saw as a grotesque stunt and matching it with another grotesque stunt.”
‘I’ve always thought that Hedi Slimane was little more than a carpetbagger’.
It’s simple, if you were a celebrity in Hollywood you were attending the show
Sure, I didn’t see anything of Mr. Hedi Slimane’s new collections, but who cares when you can take close shots of Beck and Joan Jett?
filtered visuals, lethargic affectation and the two of them doing drugs under the sun
When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…
So I wanted to test, ‘If I put something out here that is associated with this thing that is just barely clinging to the fringes of what could be considered relevant will it get printed in wide circulation?’ And it did.’
The first two paragraphs are direct critics of the current music industry and what can pass for art in general and I wonder why ironic and smart Tillman needed to remind his fans that boy bands were a fraud? Isn’t it a fact in Father John Misty world? He attacks modern art (‘the cultural low water mark’) and the internet (‘Narcissus would have had a field day if he could have got online’) but isn’t this pretty common place?
‘Down inside the blob I could see thousands of familiar faces and one of them was Lou Reed on a catwalk hand-cuffed to supermodels who had adopted babies handcuffed to them and Lou said, “Delete those tracks, don’t summon the dead, I am not your plaything. The collection of souls is an expensive pastime.” Then I woke up.’
‘My ongoing tribute to the classic Ryan Adams album ‘1989”, he writes below his cover of Welcome to New York’… ‘My reinterpretation of the classic Ryan Adams album ‘1989’’ he writes below Blank Space’. And there is a twist, it’s Father John Misty covering Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift in the style of the Velvet Underground, my head is spinning with the idea, but Tillman’s take on Lou Reed is actually right on, and Ryan Adams’ input has been lost in translation.
Misty’s “Blank Space” works very well as a tribute to just about everybody, he sing songs into it, repeats what you don’t think he will, as an aggressive druggy wildness to his sing song, and then doesn’t change genders for that extra special swish of the hips.
‘This video is partially inspired by the LeBron James quote “It is precisely the superficial differences between people who are otherwise alike that inform the hostilities between them.” Special thanks to my body double Tyler who I had to kiss no fewer than two dozen times and whose breath I can still smell in my mind’s eye’, Josh Tillman explained in a press release.
He jumped in the pit, making sure to shake everyone’s hands, signing vinyl, posing for selfies,… people were rushing at the front, I got crushed, and I wasn’t even really trying to fight, but when Tillman arrived at my level, I saw his blue eyes, his hand reaching mine for a frank handshake and I heard a ‘Thank you for coming’… wow, what was the myth he was trying to build?
Most of his songs are delivered in a slow pace, with a melancholic, solemn, almost severe tone, that was inspiring respect and a complete silence from the public who seemed to have been composed of the quietest people I had ever been with. He had more upbeat tunes, but, even there, the moaning and the mourning dominated the climate.
As Tillman surprisingly starts singing Celine Dion’s ‘That’s The Way It Is’ , the one that comes with the line ‘Love comes to those who believe it’, he declares ‘That’s one of the most fucked-up messages I received as a kid. If you’re not loved, it’s because you don’t ‘believe’ enough
Despite the cheesiness of his SAP streaming service and its music for elevators, I can still hear the melodies which means that this album is gonna be great. Father Misty John’s ‘I Love You Honeybear’, is out on February 10th via Sub Pop.
We are almost at the end of 2014, and do you wonder what 2015 has in store for us? We already know about some upcoming releases and these are the ones that excite me the most: