DAYFri July 21
Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be best described as “intimately berzerk," or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape - the enigma.
His latest work ‘Pure Comedy’, set for release in April, sees Tillman at the height of his powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer - at times bordering on freakishly prescient. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candor, and in terms as timely as they are timeless. Catch FJM in all his glory at SITG 2017!