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God's Favorite Customer Out Now via Sub Pop

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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) released a new album, God’s Favorite Customer, last month via Sub Pop worldwide (except for Europe, where it’s on Bella Union). Now he has announced that all of the profits from sales in his web store this week will be donated to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) to benefit migrant families, especially those separated from their children due to the divisive policies of the Trump administration. Buy a Father John Misty T-shirt, hat, sweatshirt, or God’s Favorite Customer (on vinyl, CD, or cassette) via the web store between now and July 6 and also benefit a good cause.

The RAICES website describes the organization as such: “The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. RAICES is the largest immigration non-profit in Texas with offices in Austin, Corpus, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.”

Read our review of God’s Favorite Customer.

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. Then he shared another song from the album, “Please Don’t Die,” via a Chris Hopewell-directed stop motion video for the song, in which Tillman is sent to hell (it also made our Songs of the Week list). Then he shared a four-minute black & white documentary on the making of the album. He also shared a video for “God’s Favorite Customer.”

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.

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:

Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - BrittPavilion !
Jul. 21 - Troutdale, OR - EdgefieldAmphitheatre !
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
Aug. 22 - Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
Aug. 25 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Queremos Festival
Aug. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Teatro Memorial
Aug. 29 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - La Trastienda Club
Sep. 01 - Santiago, Chile - Espacio Riesco
Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival
Sep. 16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater $
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 $ [Sold Out]
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 $ [Sold Out]
Oct. 02 - 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/ TV on the Radio
*** w/ Bully
^ w/ Jenny Lewis
% w/ Lucy Dacus
@ w/ David Beeman
$ w/ King Tuff
% w/ BRONCHO
^^ w/ Bedouine

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andrew
August 18th 2019
8:52am

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