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Father John Misty

Father John Misty Live - Fear Fun From 2012

As we await a new album from Father John Misty, for our Vintage Cafe this week we go back a couple of years to 2012 and give another listen to our first World Cafe encounter with Misty. The former drummer for Fleet Foxes and solo artist J Tillman had just released his album Fear Fun which would be one of the most critically acclaimed of that year. Misty is the creation of Josh Tillman who is a pretty amazing character- an writhing and dancing parody of a rock star on stage -kind of a thinking woman's Jim Morrison. We’ll talk with Tillman about Misty and hear a set from Father John Misty on stage at World Cafe Live.

Session Setlist
Fun Times in Babylon
Only Son Of The Ladiesman
Now I'm Learning To Love The War
Misty's Nightmares 1 & 2

Recent Release: Fear Fun
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Label: Sub Pop