Here at Indie Shuffle, we're big fans of Father John Misty. From his roots with Fleet Foxes to now, it was evident Josh Tillman, known now by his stage name of Father John Misty, was a character to keep watch of.
Father John Misty tore it up last year with I Love You, Honeybear, an album which landed on various Best of 2015 lists.
With his success came a new set of audience members, both to his music and to his unique personality. Cynical, sarcastic, narcissistic, pretentious. All of the above can be (and have been) said about Josh Tillman.
Here are five instances where the persona of Father John Misty captured the spotlight and decided it looked good on him.
1. When Father John Misty Covered Ryan Adam's Cover of Taylor Swift's "1989"
When I first heard about Ryan Adams, I was eager not to take a listen (like I assume most of you felt). Safe to say Father John felt the same way but took it to a whole new level.
His hilarious rendition of a few Ryan Adam's covers of Taylor Swift's Album 1989 in the style of the Velvet Underground's Lou Reed stole the thunder from Adam's release.
You can hear his portrayal of "Welcome to New York" down below.
2. Each and Every One of His Rejected Pandora Promos
As FJM has become more and more famous through the years, and he's not had to shift his marketing tactics to reflect that spotlight.
It's hard to pick favorites from these rejected Pandora Radio promos, but his line about "waking up most nights convinced he's dead" with the classic infomercial backing sounds cracks me up every time.
3. The Entire Catalogue of Father John Misty's Instagram
Seriously, take a look sometime.
Look at these.
They're hilarious, and we're not even scratching the surface.
He's a god.
Check out Father John Misty on tour this April and May and get tickets for his shows here.
03/30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
04/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
04/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
04/06 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount
04/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/09 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
04/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
04/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
04/17 – Urbana, IL @ Foellinger Auditorium
04/20 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
04/21 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
04/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
04/25 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
04/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
04/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
05/11 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
05/12 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
05/13 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
05/14 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
05/15 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
05/17 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
05/18 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
05/19- London, UK @ The Roundhouse
05/20 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
05/21 – Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall
05/23 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
05/24 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
05/25 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnof
05/27 – Aarhus, DK @ Train
05/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falkoner Theatre
05/30 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
05/31 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene