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Father John Misty On World Cafe | January 28, 2013

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Father John Misty is a character — literally. A persona invented by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Father John Misty is there to showcase Tillman's rock-friendly side. In 2008, Tillman joined the Seattle folk-rock band Fleet Foxes as its drummer. After leaving the band at the beginning of the year, he loaded his van and hit the road. He finally settled in what he calls his "spider-shack" in Laurel Canyon and began writing a novel, which eventually led him back into music.

Tillman has released seven solo albums, but this year's Fear Fun is the first released under the Father John Misty name; it offers a departure from his past somber tone, instead opting for a trippier, more mischievous and rocking side of his music. Here, he performs in the World Cafe studios. (Link)

This World Cafe performance was originally published on Nov. 16, 2012.

Father John Misty will be performing at Turner Hall Ballroom on May 20.

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Andrew Bird “A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left” Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Lord Huron “Time to Run” Lonesome Dreams
Miike Snow “Animal” Miike Snow
Phosphorescent “Song for Zula” Muchacho
((Fleet Foxes “Meadowlarks” Fleet Foxes))
Father John Misty “Funtimes in Babylon” Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Father John Misty “Only Son of the Ladiesman” Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Father John Misty “Now I’m Learning to Love the War” Recorded Live at the World Cafe
Father John Misty “Misty’s Nightmares 1 & 2” Recorded Live at the World Cafe
((One Eskimo “Chosen One” One Eskimo))
The Tallest Man on Earth “1904” There’s No Leaving Now
Bob Dylan “She Belongs to Me” Bringing It All Back Home
((David Bowie “Andy Warhol” Hunky Dory))


Neil Young “Walk On” On the Beach
The Jayhawks “She Walks in So Many Ways” Mockingbird Time
Hey Marseilles “Hold Your Head” Lines We Trace
Hey Marseilles “Heart Beats” Lines We Trace
The Weakerthans “Civil Twilight” Reunion Tour
Aimee Mann “Charmer” Charmer
((Beastie Boys “14th St. Break” The Mixup))
Wild Belle “Keep You” Isles
Bob Marley & The Wailers “Concrete Jungle” Catch a Fire
Trixie Whitley “Never Enough” Fourth Corner
Delta Spirit “California” Delta Spirit
((Radiohead “Lotus” The Kind of Limbs))
Foxygen “San Francisco” We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
Camper Van Beethoven “Northern California Girls” La Costa Perdida
Paul Simon “Rewrite” So Beautiful or So What
Sea Wolf “Old Friend” Old World Romance