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Watch: Father John Misty Shares Video for New Song - “Two Wildly Different Perspectives”

Pure Comedy Due Out April 7 via Sub Pop

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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, “Pure Comedy,” which comments on our current society, politics, and religion, via an accompanying video featuring images of President Donald Trump, among others. Now he has shared another new song from the album, “Two Wildly Different Perspectives,” via its video. Matthew Daniel Siskin directed the clip, which features images of kids interacting with guns, both toy ones and seemingly real ones, mixed with images from first person shooter video games and other footage of children. On the YouTube page for the video, Tillman also made a statement about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban on travelers from various countries that are predominantly Muslim, including refugees from Syria: “More kids are going to die now thanks to the unbelievably selfish immigration policy of places like Saudi Arabia and the USA.” Watch it below.

Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson co-produced Pure Comedy, which was mixed by Tillman, Wilson, and Trevor Spencer, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. Pure Comedy features string, horn, and choral arrangements by Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Sinking of the Titanic) and there are additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett. The album’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a “gargantuan original piece” by Ed Steed (The New Yorker). The deluxe 2xLP version will be on aluminum & copper vinyl and includes “a die-cut customizable jacket with four interactive ‘background’ sleeves (so you can have whatever sky you damn well feel like as the cover), all encased in a clear slipcase. Includes a fold-out poster and an exclusive holographic tarot card by Ed Steed.”

The album 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).


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