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Father John Misty Announces New Album “God’s Favorite Customer”

Album Due Out June 1 via Sub Pop

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Back in February Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) shared a new song, “Mr. Tillman” (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has announced a new album, God’s Favorite Customer, which is due out June 1 via Sub Pop worldwide (except for Europe, where it’s on Bella Union) and includes “Mr. Tillman.” As Pitchfork and Stereogum both report, an iTunes New Zealand listing spilled the beans early (the album hasn’t been officially announced by Tillman or Sub Pop yet). As Stereogum reports, an oversees Spotify listing indicates that two songs from the album, “Just Dumb Enough to Try” and “Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All,” will be released soon. Below is the album’s tracklist and above is its cover art. Below also is “Mr. Tillman” again.

Father John Misty released his latest 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).

Tillman said in July 2017 he was almost done with his next album and that it would be due out in 2018. Also in a November 2017 with the British music magazine Uncut Tillman shed some more light on his next album and also revealed some of its potential song titles. In the interview Tillman described the new album as “the real I Love You, Honeybear but without the cynicism,” referencing his 2015 album.

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 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).

God’s Favorite Customer Tracklist:

01 Hangout at the Gallows
02 Mr. Tillman
03 Just Dumb Enough to Try
04 Date Night
05 Please Don’t Die
06 The Palace
07 Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
08 God’s Favorite Customer
09 The Songwriter
10 We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)

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