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Father John Misty On World Cafe | November 16, 2012

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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)

Playlist

HOUR 1

Little Feat “On Your Way Down” Dixie Chicken
Lord Huron “Time to Run” Lonesome Dreams
Feist "Sea Lion Woman" The Reminder
((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))
Tom Waits “Jockey Full of Bourbon” Rain Dogs CD-4
Calexico “Splitter” Algiers
Elvis Costello “Button My Lip” The Delivery Man
Aimee Mann “Charmer” Charmer
((Beck “Broken Drum” Guero))

HOUR 2

Cody Chestnut “I’ve Been Life” Landing on a Hundred
Wilco “Dawned on Me” The Whole World
The Lumineers “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band “When I’m President” When I’m President
The Clash “Police and Thieves” The Royal Tenenbaums Soundtrack
((Flaming Lips “The Wizard Turns On” At War With the Mystics))
Alt-J “Breezeblocks” An Awesome Wave
PJ Harvey “Down By the Water” To Bring You My Love
St. Vincent & David Byrne “Who” Love This Giant
((Talking Heads “This Must Be the Place” Speaking in Tongues))
Ray Lamontagne “Beg Steal or Borrow” God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise
Andrew Bird “Three White Horses” Hands of Glory
Josh Ritter “Girl in the War” Var-Paste Sampler
David Wax Museum “Will You Be Sleeping” Knock Knock Get Up
Edie Brickell And The New Bohemians "What I Am" Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars