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Father John Misty Goes to Hell in the Stop Motion Video for New Song “Please Don’t Die”

God’s Favorite Customer Due Out Friday via Sub Pop

May 30, 2018
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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is releasing a new album God's Favorite Customer, this Friday (June 1) via Sub Pop worldwide (except for Europe, where it's on Bella Union). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Please Don't Die," via a video for the song. Chris Hopewell directed the stop motion video in which Tillman gets dragged to hell by the Grim Reaper and encounters dancing skeletons, among other things. Hopewell previously directed Father John Misty's "Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution" video, as well as clips for Radiohead's "Burn the Witch" and Run the Jewels' "Don't Get Captured." Watch the "Please Don't Die" video below, followed by Father John Misty's upcoming tour dates.

Details of God's Favorite Customer leaked a little early and then the next day Tillman officially announced the album and shared two more songs from it, "Just Dumb Enough to Try" and "Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All" (both made our Songs of the Week list).

The album's first single, "Mr. Tillman" which was first shared back in February and was one of our Songs of the Week. When "Mr. Tillman" was initially shared it was via a basic official audio YouTube post that midway through turned into a goofy video of Tillman dancing in front of a green screen, with footage of hotel lobbies and bars behind him. Then he released the raw green screen footage. Then there was a full-on video for "Mr. Tillman" that featured Tillman checking into a creepy hotel but then getting stuck in a time loop. He also announced some new fall tour dates and performed "Mr. Tillman" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, backed by the New York City Gay Man's Chorus.

Tillman produced God's Favorite Customer, which was recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer. It was written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017. The album will be available in various formats: CD, digital, cassette, standard black vinyl, and "the limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl."

Father John Misty released his last album, Pure Comedy, in April 2017 via Sub Pop (it was Under the Radar's #1 Album of 2017 So Far in our midyear wrap up and #9 in our final Top 100 Albums of 2017 list).

Father John Misty appeared on the cover of Under the Radar's Spring 2017 Issue.

Read our 2017 cover story interview with Father John Misty.

Read our 2017 cover story bonus Q&A with Father John Misty.

Also read our rave review of Pure Comedy.

Pure Comedy was the follow-up to Father John Misty's excellent 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear. I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar's #1 album of 2015. Consequently, Father John Misty was on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue and you can read that cover story article here. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Father John Misty and our earlier 2015 bonus Q&A with Tillman (also read our 2012 interview with him).

Father John Misty Tour Dates:

May 30 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 02 - Nimes, FR - This is Not A Love Song Festival
Jun. 03 - Paris, FR - We Love Green Festival
Jun. 05 - Warsaw, PL - Palladium   
Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound Festival
Jun. 08 - Aarhus, DK - NorthSide Festival
Jun. 10 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
Jun. 12 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Jun. 14 - Bergen, NO - Bergenfest
Jun. 15-17 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam
Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center   
Jun. 24 - Hollywood, CA  - Hollywood Bowl *
Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion !
Jul. 21 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheatre !
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Jul. 28 - Newport, RI -  Newport Folk Festival @ Jane Pickens Theater [Official Aftershow]
Jul. 29 - Portland, ME - Thompson's Point ^
Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^
Aug. 02 - Washington, DC - The Anthem ***
Aug. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ***
Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons
Aug. 10-12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House %
Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Union %
Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater @
Aug. 17-19 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival
Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park $
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $
Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater $
Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore $
Sep. 28 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater $
Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $
Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Oct. 05-07 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
Oct. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly
Oct. 12-14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 26 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead ^^
Oct. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Olympia ^^
Oct. 28 - Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall ^^
Oct. 29 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall ^^
Oct. 30 - Bath, UK - The Forum Bath ^^
Nov. 01 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma ^^
Nov. 02 - Eindhoven, NL - Effenaar ^^
Nov. 03 - Groningen, NL - TakeRoot Festival
Nov. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^^
Nov. 06 - Darmstadt, DE - Centralstation ^^
Nov. 07 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys Neue Welt ^^
Nov. 09-10 - Weissenhäuser Strand, DE - Rolling Stone Weekender
Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Konserthuset ^^
Nov. 14 - Budapest,  HU - Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall ^^
Nov. 15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien ^^
Nov. 16 - Rust, DE - Rolling Stone Park
Nov. 17 - Zurich, CH - Rote Fabrik ^^
Nov. 18 -  Lausanne, CH - Les Docks ^^

! w/ Blitzen Trapper
* w/ Gillian Welch
** w/ TV on the Radio
*** w/ Bully
^ w/ Jenny Lewis
% w/ Lucy Dacus
@ w/ David Beeman
$ w/ King Tuff
^^ w/ Bedouine

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