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Watch: Father John Misty - “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution” Video

The Video's Puppets to Be Auctioned for the Environmental Defense Fund

Aug 03, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has shared a new video for "Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution," a song from Pure Comedy (released back in April via Sub Pop and Under the Radar's #1 Album of 2017 So Far) about how yuppies would deal with the aftermath of a true revolution. More

Father John Misty Says He’s Already Mixing His Next Album Next Week

Pure Comedy 2 (Likely Not the Real Title) Due Out in 2018

Jul 24, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) only just released a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, back in April via Sub Pop. It was Under the Radar's #1 Album of 2017 So Far. At a show yesterday at the Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia, Tillman told the audience that he was already almost done with his next album. "I'm mixing it next week," he said, and then joked it was called "Pure Comedy 2."  More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

May 10, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is no stranger to political commentary and he has now shared a brief video to Twitter that features him eating pizza (perhaps a reference to the Pizzagate conspiracy theory) and singing a short song about James Comey, the FBI Director who was fired by President Donald Trump last night. More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

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Apr 26, 2017

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Apr 26, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) released a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, at beginning of the month via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Apr 07, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has released a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, today via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Apr 05, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, this Friday (April 7) via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Apr 05, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, this Friday (April 7) via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). Last night Tillman stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Ballad of the Dying Man." More

Apr 04, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, this Friday (April 7) via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Mar 31, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Father John Misty Shares Three “Generic Pop Song” Parodies

Pure Comedy Due Out April 7 via Sub Pop

Mar 19, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Mar 15, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). Now he's shared a funny new "unboxing" video where he shows off the packaging of the deluxe vinyl edition of the album, while dressed in his pajamas. More

Mar 06, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Feb 28, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Feb 03, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long album, Pure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). He's already shared the six-and-a-half minute title track, "Pure Comedy," which comments on our current society, politics, and religion, via an accompanying video featuring images of President Donald Trump, among others. More

Listen: Father John Misty – “Ballad of the Dying Man”

Pure Comedy Due Out April 7 via Sub Pop

Feb 01, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long album, Pure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release). Tillman has now shared another song from the album, "Ballad of the Dying Man." More

Jan 30, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new 75-minute long albumPure Comedy, on April 7 via Sub Pop worldwide (except in Europe, where it's a Bella Union release).  More

Jan 24, 2017

Yesterday Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) shared a six-and-a-half minute new song, "Pure Comedy," which comments on our current society, politics, and religion. There was also an accompanying video featuring images of President Donald Trump, among others.  More

Jan 23, 2017

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has shared a six-and-a-half minute new song, "Pure Comedy," which comments on our current society, politics, and religion. It is accompanied by a video.  More

Coachella 2017 Announces Line-up Featuring Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Future Islands, The Avalanches, The xx, Bon Iver, New Order, Real Estate, Glass Animals, and Others

Jan 04, 2017

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2017 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Radiohead, Saturday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 16 and 23 is headlined by Kendrick Lamar. More

Dec 05, 2016

The ever prolific Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) performed solo at the annual Seattle Musicians for Children's Hospital benefit (aka SMooCH) on Saturday night, joining The New Pornographers, Naked Giants, and J Mascis. More

Nov 21, 2016

Father John Misty has shared a brand new song, "Holy Hell." The piano-ballad seems to be commenting on the current political climate and the media coverage of the election, referring to the "highly effective rhetoric" and the "perverts who get off on it." More

Father John Misty Is Not Impressed That His Song Was Covered on “The Voice”

"Why God Why" Was His Simple Response to Aaron Gibson's Cover of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

Nov 15, 2016

Reality TV singing competition shows rarely feature contestants performing original songs and almost as rarely include them singing indie rock songs, but last night on The Voice contestant Aaron Gibson, who is on Miley Cyrus' team, covered Father John Misty's "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings," from his 2012 album Fear Fun. More

Tim Heidecker Shares New Anti-Trump Song, “Trump’s Pilot,” Then Father John Misty Covers It

Song Plots Trump's Murder, Part of the Anti-Trump "30 Days, 30 Songs" Project

Nov 07, 2016

Comedian/musician Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric and Heidecker & Wood) has shared a new song as part of the "30 Days, 30 Songs" (now expanded to 50 songs) anti-Donald Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland.  More

Watch an Animated Father John Misty Perform a New Song About Batman and Go-Gurt for Adult Swim

"This Is America" Featured on Adult Swim's Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio

Sep 14, 2016

The ever prolific Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has written an amusing new song, "This Is America," for the strangely titled Adult Swim show Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio. More

Listen: Father John Misty Covers the “Squidbillies” Theme Song

New Season Premieres This Sunday on Adult Swim

Jul 07, 2016

The strange Adult Swim animated comedy Squidbillies returns for a new season this Sunday, July 10, at 11:30 PM EST. As they've done in the past, this season they are having different musicians covering the opening theme for each episode.  More

Jun 29, 2016

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) performed at a benefit concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City last night, dressed as a toilet. She did a new song, as well as "Bring Me Your Loves," "Marry Me," and others.  More

The Avalanches Announce 15 Years in the Making New Album, Share “Frank Sinatra” Video

Wildflower Due Out July 8, Features Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, Danny Brown, and More

Jun 02, 2016

The long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, has finally been announced after years of rumors. Wildflower is due out July 8 via Astralwerks/Modular/EMI/XL and features Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Camp Lo, Biz Markie, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, and Warren Ellis of the Bad Seeds/Dirty Three.  More

May 23, 2016

The long awaited follow-up to Since I Left You, the acclaimed 2001 debut album by Australia's The Avalanches, has been rumored for years. It's one of the most talked about delayed albums of the last 15 years and at various points it seemed like the album might be finally coming.  More

May 19, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared another new song to his Soundcloud, entitled "Real Love Baby." Unlike the new song he shared on Tuesday, "Prius Commercial Demo 1," which was likely a joke, this one could be a serious new Father John Misty song. More

May 17, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a new song to his Soundcloud that may or may not be a joke. Firstly, it's entitled "Prius Commercial Demo 1," indicating that it's either a demo he submitted to the car company or is a swipe at car commercial music.  More

Father John Misty Writes Lyrics for the “House of Cards” Theme Song

"Let's make love to my bodyguard/Inside the House of Cards"

May 12, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has written lyrics to the instrumental theme song for the Netflix political drama House of Cards. He has posted them to Twitter, claiming they were official lyrics, but considering what a prankster Tillman is who knows if that's true.  More

Mar 31, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) kicked off his latest round of tour dates last night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. During the show he covered Rihanna's "Kiss It Better," from her latest album, ANTI, and of course a fan captured video of the performance. Watch it below. More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Flight of the Conchords to Headline Newport Folk Festival in Their First U.S. Show in Three Years

July 22 – 24 in Newport, Rhode Island; Lineup Also Features Father John Misty

Feb 18, 2016

Beloved New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie + Jemaine Clement) have announced their first U.S. show in three years: they will be headlining the Newport Folk Festival. The long-running festival goes down July 22 - 24 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.  More

Feb 10, 2016

Lana Del Rey has shared an 11-minute long video for "Freak" that costars Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman). The song is from Del Rey's 2015 album, Honeymoon. The video starts simply enough with duo hanging out near the ocean, but then things get trippy. Eventually the music turns into Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" for a long sequence underwater. Watch it below. More

Jan 23, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a humorous and nightmarish new song "Maybe, Sweet One, You Won't Have Nightmares." The song was originally written for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as Tillman explained when the song was posted to Soundcloud: "I was asked to write a lullaby for Stephen Colbert as part of a skit for the show. Unfortunately the bit was cut for time/content." The song is pretty much the opposite of a lullaby, with creepy lyrics about detachable penises and piles of dead birds, backed by some scary musical tones.   More

Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Announced: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, etc.

Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and Others

Jan 20, 2016

Bonnaroo have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9-12 and this year, their 15th year, the lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and many others. More

Jan 15, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) launched his excellent February 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, by performing "Bored in the USA" in November 2014 on The Late Show with David LettermanMore

Father John Misty Announces New North American Tour Dates, Shares Pandora Mixtape

Playing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Next Thursday

Jan 07, 2016

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has announced a slew of new North American tour dates. They take up all of April (and are followed by some previously announced May European dates). Tickets go on sale next Friday, January 15 at 12 PM local time, but Pandora listeners get early access starting next Monday, January 11 at 12 PM local time. More

Father John Misty Shares Jokey Rejected Pandora Radio Promos

“Most nights I wake up in a moving bus convinced that I’m dead.”

Jan 05, 2016

Forever the prankster, Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared some jokey rejected promos for his Pandora Internet radio station. Whether or not they were ever actually submitted to Pandora is questionable, but they are quite funny. More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Oct 15, 2015

Last night Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform on their outdoor stage with his whole band. He did "The Ideal Husband," a song from his excellent sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, which is out now via Sub Pop. It was a high energy and passionate performance, with Tillman singing on his knees and again on his back towards the end of the song, while his band rocked out.  More

Father John Misty Comments on His Taylor Swift/Ryan Adams Covers in New Interview

"From conception to a global news item was like an hour."

Oct 08, 2015

A couple of weeks back Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) made fun of Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift's 1989 in its entirety by covering Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift, but in the style of The Velvet Underground, briefly posting covers of "Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York."  More

Sep 30, 2015

A couple of weeks back Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) shared the amusing "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" video, in which he picked himself up in a bar. Now he has shared a behind-the-scenes video that shows how the Drew Pearce directed clip was made. More

Father John Misty Shares Brand New Song, “The Memo”

"Narcissus would have had a field day if he could have got online."

Sep 25, 2015

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a brand new song, "The Memo." This tops a week or so where he released the amusing "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" video, then covered Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift before swiftly taking them down, and then gettingaccused of ripping off a Funny or Die video for the "Night Josh Tillman..." clip. More

Father John Misty Covers Ryan Adams Covering Taylor Swift, in the Style of The Velvet Underground

"Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York" from "the classic Ryan Adams album 1989."

Sep 21, 2015

Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared two covers of songs from the "the classic Ryan Adams album 1989." No wait, that's not right. Tillman has released two songs in the style of The Velvet Underground. Well, actually, no, they are covers of two songs by an obscure pop singer namedTaylor SwiftMore

Sep 18, 2015

Follow an amusing teaser trailer released for it on Wednesday, Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment," one of the standouts from this year's I Love You, Honeybear album. In it Tillman meets Tillman in a bar and brings him home with him. The two Tillman's do coke, swim in his pool, make-out, and seemingly sleep together. More

Watch: Father John Misty Sing “Silent Night” with Himself in Teaser for His Next Video

"The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" Video is Coming Soon

Sep 16, 2015

A video for Father John Misty's "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" seems imminent, as the singer/songwriter (real name Josh Tillman) has shared a teaser trailer for it. In it Tillman doesn't sing the I Love You, Honeybear track. Instead he sings "Silent Night" (it's a little early for Christmas songs, isn't it?). More

Jul 16, 2015

Father John Misty was on Conan last night. He performed "I Love You, Honeybear," the title track to his acclaimed second album from earlier this year. Although it'll be hard for him to match the brilliance of his Late Show with David Letterman performance of "Bored in the USA" last November, Josh Tillman still delivered a spirited rendition for Mr. O'Brien, singing while standing on top of the drum kit at one point and getting down on his knees at another.  More

Jul 06, 2015

Last week we posted a video of Father John Misty covering Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," the title track to the Canadian band's 2010-released third album. More

Jul 06, 2015

Last weekend, Gdynia, Poland hosted Open’er Festival—the country’s largest four-day music event. More

Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”

I Love You, Honeybear Out Now via Sub Pop

Jun 30, 2015

Father John Misty has covered Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," the title track to the Canadian band's 2010-released third albumMore

Watch: Father John Misty - “I Love You, Honeybear” Video

I Love You, Honeybear Out Now via Sub Pop

Jun 15, 2015

The new video for Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear" (the title track to his acclaimed second album from earlier this year) features two drunken EMTs who try to rescue Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) and his wife. More

Watch: Father John Misty on “Seth Meyers”

Performs "True Affection" and "Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Thirsty Crow"

May 19, 2015

Continuing to support his excellent sophomore LP I Love You, HoneybearFather John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, made a special stop in New York where he was welcomed as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. More

Watch: Florence and the Machine and Father John Misty Perform “Love Hurts” at Coachella

Due to Her Broken Foot, Florence Welch Brings Out Special Guest for Duet Cover of Everly Brothers Song

Apr 20, 2015

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was a sight to see during the first weekend of Coachella as she constantly ran across the stage and even into the crowd during her set. More

Apr 20, 2015

As part of the global Record Store Day celebration this past weekend, Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman, released a limited edition, heart-shaped vinyl single. More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Father John Misty Adds New Tour Dates

I Love You, Honeybear Out Now via Sub Pop

Mar 26, 2015

Father John Misty, the alter ego of Josh Tillman, is extending his 2015 tour in support of his critically acclaimed album I Love You, Honeybear. More

Feb 24, 2015

Making the promotional rounds in the wake of releasing his new sophomore LP I Love You, HoneybearFather John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, stopped by Canadian TV's The Strombo Show where he delivered a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1969 track "Bird on the Wire." More

Feb 16, 2015

Recently releasing his heavily-lauded sophomore album I Love You, HoneybearFather John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, shared an unexpected cover over the weekend: Nirvana's 1993 classic, "Heart-Shaped Box." More

Father John Misty Posts New Album In MIDI Form

Mocks Streaming Services with SAP

Jan 27, 2015

With his anticipated new album I Love You, Honeybear due to be released next month, Father John Misty's Josh Tillman has provided fans with an early stream of the entire record, albeit in a playfully clever format.  More

Father John Misty Adds Tour Dates

I Love You, Honeybear Out Feb. 10

Jan 19, 2015

Next month former Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, returns with his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear. More

Dec 08, 2014

This February musical artist Josh Tillman, a.k.a Father John Misty, will release his sophomore LP I Love You, Honeybear. In anticipated of the forthcoming work Tillman has premiered a brand new music video featuring the included track "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)." More

Nov 18, 2014

On Feb. 10 former Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, will release his sophomore album I Love You, HoneybearMore

Watch: Father John Misty on “Letterman.” New Album on the Way

I Love You, Honeybear is Due Out Feb 10 on Sub Pop

Nov 04, 2014

Is it Father John Misty day or something? More

Nov 25, 2013

Being the good husband that he is, singer/songwriter Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, has provided the score and soundtrack to his wife Emma Tillman's upcoming short film debut The History of Caves. More

Oct 31, 2013

Josh Tillman (a.k.a. Father John Misty) took a break from his wry folk persona to score his wife Emma Elizabeth Tillman’s directorial debut, The History of Caves. More

Sep 11, 2013

Father John Misty, the nom de plume of musical artist Josh Tillman, has premiered a brand new music video featuring his Fear Fun single "I'm Writing A Novel." More

Father John Misty Expands Tour Dates

On the Road in Support of Fear Fun

Jun 27, 2013

Father John Misty is hitting the road in support of last year’s Fear FunMore

Jun 05, 2013

Former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, has premiered a pensive, post-apocalyptic music video for his latest single "Funtimes in Babylon," taken off his debut album Fear Fun. More

Apr 22, 2013

April 20 was the third day of second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Watch: Father John Misty Performs on Leno

Fear Fun Is Out Now Via Sub Pop

Feb 28, 2013

Last night, Father John Misty stopped by Leno to perform Fear Fun cut, “I’m Writing a Novel.”  More

Jan 03, 2013

During the S.S. Coachella’s recent maiden voyage, among other wild and wacky antics on the high seas, Father John Misty covered R. Kelly’s gospel-style anthem, “I Believe I Can Fly.”  More

Watch: Father John Misty Plays “Conan”

Performs "Nancy From Now On"

Nov 06, 2012

Soon to kick off 2013 with a recently announced tour alongside The Walkmen supporting his debut album Fear Fun, Father John Misty stepped onto the stage of Conan last night where he and his band performed the new single "Nancy From Now On." More

Oct 29, 2012

The Walkmen have announced that they will embark on a new tour this coming January with folk artist Father John Misty. More

Oct 16, 2012

On Saturday October 13, the Austin City Limits Music Festival continued in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Jack White, Father John Misty, Zola Jesus, Andrew Bird, Gotye, Caveman, Gardens & Villa, The Roots and Band of Skulls hereMore

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day Two -Beirut, Yeasayer, Wild Nothing

Plus Atlas Sound, Liars, Father John Misty, Dinosaur Jr. and more!

Sep 04, 2012

On Sunday September 2, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Atlas Sound,BeirutCursive, DesparecidosDinosaur Jr.Father John MistyGlass CandyLiarsWild Nothing, and Yeasayer hereMore

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2012 Including Passion Pit and Sigur Rós

Plus Dr. Dog, Zola Jesus, Grandaddy, Father John Misty and more.

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Dr. DogFather John MistyGrandaddyPassion PitSigur RosTame ImpalaThee O SeesYellow Ostrich and Zola Jesus. More

Jul 23, 2012

Since every good album is in want of a promotional campaign, it makes sense that Father John Misty is hitting the road in support of his recently released debut, Fear FunMore

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

May 14, 2012

Already slated to play alongside Youth Lagoon in July, Father John Misty has announced a number of additional performances that will take place before and after his trek with Trevor Powers. More

Watch: Father John Misty – “This is Sally Hatchet” Video

Just Another Night at the Local Pizza Joint

May 11, 2012

Ex-Fleet Foxer turned solo artist Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) recently released his debut album Fear Fun. Along with providing a ripe material for his fractured folk tunes, it appears life in Los Angeles has given Tillman quite the acting bug. Check out his latest video for Fear Fun cut “This is Sally Hatchet,” where an average night at the local pizza joint turns into, well…much much more. More

Watch: Father John Misty Play “Letterman”

Performs "Only Son of the Ladiesman”

May 02, 2012

Former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman made his network debut yesterday on The Late Show with David Letterman, appearing under his new solo moniker Father John Misty. More

Watch: Father John Misty – “Nancy From Now On” (NSFW)

Just a Dude and His Leather-Clad Lady Friends

Mar 09, 2012

On May 1, Father John Misty (aka that dude who left Fleet Foxes) releases his debut album on Sub Pop. Today, he dropped a "family friendly" video for alum cut “Nancy From Now On.” (Sarcasm alert!) More

Jan 31, 2012

Earlier this month it was reported that Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman was leaving the band, returning "into the gaping maw of obscurity." More


Interviews

Jul 26, 2017

There's a moment toward the end of Pure Comedy, Josh Tillman's sprawling third album as Father John Misty, that feels just a little different from all of those that come before it. As all of the swirling strings and pianos drop out near the end of "The Memo," digital voices arise and tangle around his.  More

Jul 25, 2017

Josh Tillman is nervous. In five days he'll perform  "Total Entertainment Forever" on Saturday Night Live, but he can already see the headlines from Monday morning from his hotel room in New York City.  More

Mar 31, 2016

On November 3, 2014, Josh Tillman performed "Bored in the USA" on The Late Show with David Letterman, thereby officially kick-starting his promotional cycle for I Love You, Honeybear, an album that wouldn't be released for another three months.  More

2015 Artist Survey: Father John Misty

Josh Tillman on 2015's Best Albums, Indie vs. Mainstream Pop, Childhood Memories, and the Life Goal He Has Yet to Achieve

Feb 24, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Josh Tillman, who records as Father John Misty. Father John Misty's excellent February 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar's #1 album of 2015More

Father John Misty: The Truth About Love

"In some respect, I felt like I was majorly jumping the shark [with I Love You, Honeybear]. I've got two AK-47s and a hovercraft prototype, and I'm just flying over that fucking shark, guns a-blazin'."

Jul 22, 2015

It's only three shows into his tour, and Josh Tillman is struggling. The songs from I Love You, Honeybear-his critically-acclaimed second release as Father John Misty-are proving to be "inhospitable environments," and he can't find the right way to inhabit them on stage every night. More

Father John Misty: A More Perfect Union

"Being honest on a record is a lot easier than being honest in your life."

Jul 21, 2015

No one wants to hear this shit from me." That's what Josh Tillman says the more uncharitable voices in his head were telling him as he was working on I Love You, Honeybear, his second release as Father John Misty.  More

Father John Misty

Reinvention

Aug 14, 2012

Earlier this year, Josh Tillman dropped what—to many Fleet Foxes fans—felt like a bomb: he was leaving the band. A little more than a week later, Tillman announced his triumphant return to the music world, this time as a solo artist playfully dubbed Father John MistyUnder the Radar caught up with Tillman at his Laurel Canyon home to discuss the newest chapter in his musical career. More


Reviews

Pure Comedy

Pure Comedy

Sub Pop

Apr 05, 2017

After a number of solo albums as J. Tillman and a stint as Fleet Foxes' drummer, Josh Tillman created Father John Misty to find his real voice. It seems to be paying off as he moves to the third album under his eccentric moniker, a musically quieter and lyrically more expansive follow-up to 2015's I Love You, Honeybear. More

Governors Ball 2016: Highlights & Observations

Jun 06, 2016

Photos and highlights from a truncated Governors Ball 2016. More

Iceland Airwaves 2015 Day Two: Sóley, John Grant, Sea Change, and Father John Misty

November 5th, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Maybe it was the jetlag. But it took me until Thursday evening, during Sóley’s set to realize the obvious.  More

I Love You, Honeybear

I Love You, Honeybear

Sub Pop

Feb 09, 2015

Only in this day and age could the most human album in a long time be produced by an alter-ego. Joshua Tillman's second go-round as Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, finds the character going through every cycle of life, from lust to love to fear to hopelessness to depression to loneliness, only interrupted by the occasional bout of happiness. More

Osheaga Festival 2013 Day Three: Mumford and Sons, New Order, Father John Misty

August 4th, 2013

Aug 05, 2013

The final day of a three-day music festival is usually a bitter-sweet affair. While there's a part of you doesn't want the incredible performances and time-out-of-time experience to end and real life to take over again, another part of you is utterly relieved not to have to trek for miles across muddy fields, eat overpriced festival food and stand in long lines for porta potties. More

Coachella Day 3 Recap: Featuring DIIV, Jessie Ware, and Father John Misty

April 21st, 2013

Apr 22, 2013

Mental haze threatening to become an impermeable fog, I took the quality over quantity approach to the final day of Coachella, and caught impressive sets from DIIVJessie Ware, and Father John Misty. More

Father John Misty at Headliners, Louisville, KY

January 9th, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

Halfway through the show, Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman) looked to the back of the venue, where there’s a bar lined with mirrors. He gazed at his reflection, wondering out loud, “Who is that anorexic homeless person dancing around in his long underwear?” More

Fear Fun

Fear Fun

Sub Pop

May 01, 2012

Father John Misty is Josh Tillman, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, and for the heightened level of likeminded approach to his previous band mates displayed here, Tillman could be pegged as a blood relative. More