Pure Comedy by Father John Misty


Pure Comedy by Father John Misty. Released on the 7th of April 2017 by Bella Union Records. Get your copy at The LP Cafe now.

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Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear.

Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and, at 75 minutes, there’s a lot of it. The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candour, in terms as timely as they are timeless.

Pure Comedy was co-produced once again by Josh Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Tillman, Wilson and Trevor Spencer and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. The album features string, horn and choral arrangements from classical iconoclast Gavin Bryars (‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet’, ‘Sinking Of The Titanic’), with additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett.

The standard LP comes on black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (with four versions of the sleeve), a fold out lyric poster and digital download code.

It is also available as a deluxe version here.

Track listing:

Pure Comedy

Total Entertainment Forever

Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution

Ballad Of The Dying Man Birdie Leaving LA A Bigger Paper Bag

When The God Of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay


Two Wildly Different Perspectives

The Memo

So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain

In Twenty Years Or So

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Weight 0.5 kg