New Father John Misty (J. Tillman) Album Out Now, Playing Knitting Factory Tonight

J. Tillman at Union Hall with Fleet Foxes (07/11/08)
J. Tillman
Photo: D. Caplan

J. (Joshua) Tillman, who is probably best known for his stint as the drummer of Fleet Foxes, has a new band/solo project called Father John Misty. FJM’s debut album, Fear Fun, came out on May 1 via Sub Pop and here’s what Drake had to say about it at the time:

The album starts with the other worldly Fleet Foxes sound, but gradually moves further and further away, incorporating the sarcastic wit of Harry Nilsson, along with much of the musical variance he liked to employ in his recordings. For fans of Tillman, the stylistic changes can come as a shock, and coupled with his new found lyrical boldness, at times it’s about as far from J. Tillman as you could go. “Oh pour me another drink. And punch me in the face. You can call me Nancy,” opens the excellent “Nancy From Now On,” while “I’m Writing a Novel” starts with “I ran down the road, pants down to my knees, screaming please come help me that Canadian shaman gave a little too much for me.” It’s an awful lot of fun, the kind you have with enough mushrooms to choke a horse. The hallucinogens are optional, but ignoring this release is not. [Drake Lelane]

Father John Misty played a sold out show at the Mercury Lounge last night (May 18), but he’s playing again tonight (May 19) at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn with Har Mar Superstar and Jenny O. (Tickets may still be available at the door.)

Video for “This Is Sally Hatchet,” Fear Fun album art, and more FJM tour dates after the jump.

Father John Misty 2012 Tour Dates
May 19 – Knitting Factory (BK), Brooklyn NY
May 20 – Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
May 22 – Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta GA
May 23 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA
May 24 – Fitzgeralds (TX), Houston TX
May 25 – Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas TX
May 26 – Mohawk, Austin TX
Jun 02 – Barcelona, Spain- Primavera Sound Festival
Jun 03 – Berlin, Germany- Privatclub
Jun 04 – Utrecht, Netherlands- Ekko
Jun 06 – London, United Kingdom- Shacklewell Arms
Jun 07 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Jun 08 – Paris, France- Fleche D’Or
Jun 10 – Welbeck Abbey , United Kingdom – No Direction Home Festival
Jul 05 – Denver, CO – Bluebird #
Jul 06 – Omaha, NE- Slowdown #
Jul 07 – Madison, WI -High Noon Saloon #
Jul 09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
Jul 10 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom #
Jul 11 – Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul 12 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House #
Jul 13 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot #
Jul 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity #
Jul 18 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat #
Jul 20 – Seattle, WA- Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul 21 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue #
Jul 22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom #
Jul 27 – Melbourne, Australia- Corner Hotel
Jul 28 – Sydney, Australia- Oxford Art Factory
Jul 29 – Byron Bay, Australia- Splendour in the Grass Festival
# w/ Youth Lagoon

Father John Misty – Fear Fun
Fear Fun
Funtimes in Babylon
Nancy From Now On
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
I’m Writing a Novel
O I Long to Feel Your Arms Around Me
Misty’s Nightmares 1 & 2
Only Son of the Ladiesman
This Is Sally Hatchet
Well, You Can Do It Without Me
Now I’m Learning to Love the War
Tee Pees 1-12
Everyman Needs a Companion