AUDIO: Father John Misty – “Pure Comedy”

While many artists release music with the intention of being accepted in the current context of their genre, Father John Misty has set out to make timeless music, regardless of what is hot for the moment. The latest, “Pure Comedy”, is available today, and calls upon artists from a different generation for influence. The album is a showcase of Josh Tillman’s songwriting ability, and little elements like vintage drum tones and large, breathy backing vocals put songs like the album’s title track and single, “Ballad Of The Dying Man” over the top. Certain parts, however, sound very modern, including the backwards looping intro to extra-slow jam “Birdie”. With April showers looming, this is music for a rainy day. Check out “Pure Comedy” in full below:


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