Watch: Father John Misty - "Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution" Video | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019  

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
Bookmark and Share


Find It At: AMAZON

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. The stop-motion clip shows a post-apocalyptic landscape where a character travels around collecting now useless old smart phones. Chris Hopewell (Radiohead's "Burn the Witch," Run the Jewels' "Don't Get Captured") directed the video, which you can watch below. The videos puppets will be auctioned off for the Environmental Defense Fund

The video was constructed and filmed over three weeks at Jacknife Studios in Bristol, UK. The first auction for the puppets begins today (August 3) and will run through August 13. Visit Father John Misty's official eBay page to donate. 

Eric Pooley, Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), had this to say about the video in a press release: "Father John Misty's new video is a powerful statement -- a postcard from a world we never want to visit. That's why EDF is proud to partner with Father John Misty, and why we work every day to catalyze the 'visionaries among us' who can help forge a better, more optimistic future. For 50 years, EDF has driven innovative solutions that help people and nature prosper. We use cutting edge science and technology and unexpected alliances to scale positive change. We're earning our middle name every day, and we're so grateful to Father John Misty for his support."

Tillman recently said he was almost done with his next album and that it would be due out in 2018.

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

Read our recent cover story interview with Father John Misty.

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

Also read our rave review of Pure Comedy.

Pure Comedy is 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:

Aug. 05 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Aug. 06 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
Aug. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo - The Forks
Aug. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Aug. 20 - Kansas City, KS - CrossroadsKC *
Aug. 23 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom *
Aug. 25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 26 - Portland, OR - Project Pabst
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 - Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 13 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Pavilion $
Sep. 14 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre $
Sep. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at the Mann $
Sep. 18 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 02 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall ^
Oct. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^ [SOLD OUT]
Oct. 07 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre $
Oct. 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 01 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall ^
Nov. 02 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy ^
Nov. 05 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo ^
Nov. 07 - London,UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo ^
Nov. 08 - London, UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo ^
Nov. 09 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome ^
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 13 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg ^
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley's ^
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique ^
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz ^
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios ^

*w/ Tennis
**w/ Jenny Lewis
^ w/ Weyes Blood
$ w/ Phosphorescent

Support Under the Radar on Patreon.



Comments

Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published

URL

Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

There are no comments for this entry yet.