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Father John Misty

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Singer/songwriter J. Tillman's music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. In his spare time, however, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O'Connor, as key influences. Some of Tillman's demos found their way to Damien Jurado, who invited Tillman to join his band for a tour. Tillman played solo sets during several dates on the tour and began distributing CD-R copies of an early collection of tunes called I Will Return. During the tour, he also struck up a friendship with Eric Fisher, who produced another CD-R album, Long May You Run, J. Tillman. Both Tillman and Jurado later signed on for a U.S. tour with Richard Buckner, where Tillman once again found a ready audience for home-burned copies of his disc. In 2006, the independent Fargo Records label released Tillman's first properly distributed solo album, Minor Works, and Keep Records reissued I Will Return/Long May You Run as a two-disc set the same year. In 2007, Yer Bird Records released Tillman's fourth, more elaborately arranged album, Cancer and Delirium. Although his solo work continued to garner critical acclaim, he briefly shifted focus in 2008 by joining Fleet Foxes. The group toured heavily in support of its debut album; meanwhile, Tillman continued working on his own material, releasing Year in the Kingdom in 2009. In 2011, Tillman left Fleet Foxes to concentrate on his many solo projects, adopting the pseudonym Father John Misty for 2012's Fear Fun, a 12-track collection of new material that infused the harmony-laden hymns of his former band with a patina of Gram Parsons and Harry Nilsson-informed, Laurel Canyon-inspired neo-psychedelia. In 2015 Tillman issued a second studio album under the moniker, the caustically funny and surprisingly sweet I Love You, Honeybear. ~ Mark Deming
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Albums by
Father John Misty

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    11 songs

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    I Love You, Honeybear

    12 songs

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    Fear Fun

    12 songs

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    Fear Fun

    1 song

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    Real Love Baby

    1 song

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    Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

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    Bored In The USA

    11 songs

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    I Love You, Honeybear [LP]

    2 songs

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    Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sing/Drive


Top Songs by
Father John Misty

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
  3.   I'm Writing a Novel
  4.   Nancy from Now On
  5.   Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)
  6.   True Affection
  7.   Real Love Baby
  8.   Holy Shit
  9.   Bored in the USA
  10.   Funtimes in Babylon
  11.   Only Son of the Ladiesman
  12.   Well, You Can Do It Without Me
  13.   The Ideal Husband
  14.   Tee Pees 1-12
  15.   Love You, Honeybear
  16.   I Love You, Honeybear
  17.   Misty's Nightmares 1 & 2
  18.   I Went to the Store One Day
  19.   Strange Encounter
  20.   Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
  21.   When You're Smiling and Astride Me
  22.   The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
  23.   Everyman Needs a Companion
  24.   This Is Sally Hatchet
  25.   O I Long to Feel Your Arms Around Me
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