Father John Misty announces new album with 25-minute short film and essay

January 24, 2017

Mat Hayward

On Monday, Josh Tillman, the man known as Father John Misty, released a new song called "Pure Comedy," which was deeply critical of basically all of humanity and our species' history and existence.


The following day via a 25-minute short film, Tillman announced a follow-up album to 2015's I Love You, Honeybear, which is also called Pure Comedy, which will be released April 7 and is available for pre-order via SubPop and FJM's official store.

In classic Father John Misty style, the film, album announcement and new song comes with an 1,850-word essay which explains the nature of the album and the inspiration behind writing it. You can read the work on Pitchfork (TL;DR - Tillman thinks the basis for all morality and value should be whether or not you were dismembered by a 500-pound grizzly bear today). 

Pure Comedy Tracklist

  1. Pure Comedy
  2. Play
  3. Total Entertainment Forever
  4. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
  5. Ballad of the Dying Man
  6. Birdie
  7. Leaving LA
  8. A Bigger Paper Bag
  9. When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
  10. Smoochie
  11. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
  12. The Memo
  13. So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  14. In Twenty Years or So

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