Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On

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Father John Misty is coming out with a new album called I Love You, Honeybear, and I'm excited to hear the latest from Josh Tillman's raucous solo career. Fear Fun, his 2012 LP, was a debauched, spangled love note to southern California, far more adventurous than his work with Fleet Foxes, and "Nancy From Now On" is one of my favorite tracks.

The video gets a little NSFW, just in case you're not cool with pressing play on something with a nipple shot at the end:

Tillman performed one of the tracks from Honeybear on Letterman last night. He sings the hell of it, and the 22-piece band is beautiful, but I'm not totally sold on the ham-handed satire of "Bored in the U.S.A." However, the album in general sounds awesome. Here's part of the description on Subpop:

I Love You, Honeybear is a concept album about a guy named Josh Tillman who spends quite a bit of time banging his head against walls, cultivating weak ties with strangers and generally avoiding intimacy at all costs. This all serves to fuel a version of himself that his self-loathing narcissism can deal with. We see him engaging in all manner of regrettable behavior.


Tillman is at his best spinning regrettable behavior into soulful, disco tunes, and I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the album on February 10, when it comes out.

Here's the Letterman performance, maybe you can make an argument for what I think are some of his weakest lyrics:

Image via Subpop

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He's worth seeing live. A strange man indeed. People were taking too many photos last time I saw him, so he had the stage hands put a giant iPhone cutout in front of him so it would be in everybody's photos. And he chewed out the jerk who thought it would be funny to loudly request 80s power ballads after EVERY. SINGLE. SONG.