Father John Misty performs an intimate show in the UBS Forum

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    Jul 16, 2013

Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) started his intimate UBS Forum performance at Minnesota Public Radio by complimenting the Twin Cities: "I like the gene pool... it's all the Viking blood."

Father John Misty is a persona. The Seattle turned LA-based musician (a "morbid move" in the eyes of the "Indie Rock Chamber of Commerce," he says) has had a successful career. In addition to touring with Fleet Foxes, he's performed under J. Tillman, but after a philosophical shift in his artistic endeavors, he chose the moniker Father John Misty, which he says is more representative of his true persona - it's given him more freedom in his writing and stage presence.

Besides performing tracks off his latest Fear Fun, Tillman played two new singles, which will presumably appear on the forthcoming I Love You, Honeybear, and a Dory Previn cover, whom he claims as "devastatingly intelligent."

Enjoy audio and video of the intimate Father John Misty performance in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum.

Songs performed

"I'm Writing A Novel" off Fear Fun
"I Love You, Honeybear" (new single)
"Lady with the Braid" (Dory Previn cover)
"Bored in the U.S.A" (new single)
"Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" off Fear Fun

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    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performs in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum
    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum
    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum
    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum
    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Josh Tillman of Father John Misty performing live in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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