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The expansive, melodic songwriter known as Father John Misty visits The Greene Space to play songs from his aptly-Valentine-named new record, I Love You, Honeybear.
Father John Misty is the nom de pop of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Josh Tillman, who released a string of earnest folk records as J. Tillman in the 2000s. Following a brief stint as the drummer for indie rock darlings Fleet Foxes, Tillman re-branded himself under the Father John Misty moniker, striking a more declarative and kaleidoscopic musical stance. The songs on his 2012 record, Fear Fun, were by turns gregarious, hilarious, and tongue-in-cheek indictments of throwaway pop culture, a theme expounded even more fully on the new album. Produced by fellow Laurel Canyon disciple Jonathan Wilson, Father John Misty’s records are pure California pop for the ear, and deeply affecting lyrical essays for the intellect—delivered with maximum beard. Join Soundcheck host John Schaefer and Father John and Company for a special live session and interview.
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