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Father John Misty Stories

Father John Misty’s “Total Entertainment Forever” Video Is Totally Insane

Father John Misty made waves on the internet performing his song Total Entertainment Forever on SNL due to its opening line about bedding Taylor Swift every night inside the Oculus Rift.The songwriter has now shared a music video that takes the absurdity of the song to a whole new level.In the video, Macaulay...

Listen To Father John Misty and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado Cover The Velvet Underground

By: Alex WoodComposer and production duo Mondo Boys scored Eddie OKeefes film Shangri-La Suite last year, which featured contributions from Father John Misty and Foxygens Jonathan Rado, amongst others.Yesterday, the duo shared a 30-minute mixtape to Soundcloud containing selections used in the movie, including a number of 50s rock n roll tracks, trippy instrumentals,...

Beyondify In The Heat Of Summer

 Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify.  As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube for the goods. Here's what we came up with in the heat of the summer.  Father John Misty seems to be a bit divisive among our readers, but I...

Watch Father John Misty Cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” At The Riviera

Thursday was the first of two sold out shows at The Riviera for Father John Misty, and the songwriter didnt hold back.Always a fan of oddball covers, he performed Nine Inch Nails Closer in the encore, sandwiched between the acoustic I Went To The Store One Day and the epic The Ideal Husband.Its...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2015

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Father John Misty- I Love You, HoneybearIf J. Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, mastered songwriting with 2012s Fear Fun, he perfected the musical side of his work with I Love You, Honeybear. The records sound is beyond massive, with layers...

Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"

Though enigmatic songwriter Father John Misty has been known to include covers of Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens and others into his live sets, a recent video of the singer performing Arcade Fires The Suburbs may be his first contemporary cover.Performed acoustic during a session for CBC Music, the video captures a solo...

Review / Setlist: Father John Misty @ The Vic 4/3/15

By: Alex WoodAfter reinventing himself as Father John Misty, songwriter Joshua Tillman has become a larger-than-life enigma in the music scene. From his legendary, drug-heavy back-story to his outrageously confident on-stage demeanor, the artist practically turned himself into a legend overnight.Father John Mistys sold-out performance at The Vic may have been a last chance...

Album Reviews - February 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodMurder By Death- Big Dark Love [2/3]Murder By Death have developed their strange brand of alternative-country throughout the years, combining gothic and western imagery with the gruff, snarling vocals of Adam Turla, all atop a romping, crashing, energetic musical backdrop. Big Dark Love continues to develop the bands sound, but with a bit...

Baker's Dozen - 13 Favorite Albums Of 2012

The 2012 Bakers Dozen by @WeirScrewedAll in all, 2012 was a pretty decent year in music. Some new acts burst onto the scene and some veteran artists returned with new offerings. This list of thirteen albums represents some of what I have been listening to and enjoying this year. By no means is this list all-inclusive, it...

Setlist, Stream, Download & Poster: Father John Misty @ Lincoln Hall 10/30/12

I feel incredibly fortunate to stumble upon this recording of Father John Misty performing at Chicago's Lincoln Hall on Halloween Eve this year.Digging in, there is something about the performance that just clicks. While the album Fear Fun has an elegant, lush sound, it feels like these songs achieve a an even truer...