Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, releases his highly anticipated third album Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop via Inertia Music. 7th April was the official release date for Pure Comedy but all this week on Rabbit Radio we're featuring the masterpiece that it is, full of witty lyrics, insightful realisations and beautifully composed music.
With singles "Pure Comedy", "Ballad of the Dying Man" and "Total Entertainment Forever" leading the charge, Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of his powers as a lyricist and freakishly prescient cultural observer. The album presents Tillman's bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting in a stunning 75-minute odyssey.
Already being met with widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike, Pure Comedy navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, ageing, social media, human nature, human connection and Tillman's own role in it all with his usual candour.
Father John Misty
1. Pure Comedy
2. Total Entertainment Forever
3. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before The Revolution
4. Ballad of the Dying Man
6. Leaving LA
7. A Bigger Paper Bag
8. When The God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
11. The Memo
12. So I’m Growing old on Magic Mountain
13. In Twenty Years or So