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.
"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
- Father John Misty performs in The Current studios Father John Misty may be a relatively new project, but the man behind it has been around for a few years now, playing in one of indie music's greatest break-out bands. J. Tillman used to drum for the mighty Pacific-Northwest act Fleet Foxes, but left the group this year to pursue his own endeavors, trading in the rootsy, experimental folk for more of a vintage rock sound.