Talking Like a Jerk: #0002 – Father John Misty
Father John Misty.
The former Fleet Foxes drummer may not be a household name on par with Bob Dylan, but over the course of three albums, he’s sunk his claws into the ears and nerves of a purportedly intellectual audience. His penchant for high-brow commentary drenched in cynicism and satire, along with his at times outlandish public appearances, have exacerbated critics while forging a cult of ensconced fans.
Following his latest release Pure Comedy, I assembled three of DC’s most opinionated music wonks, Alli Vega (Songbyrd Music House), Peter Lillis (Babe City Records), and Bryce Rudow (Random Nerds) to discuss Misty while trudging through their first listen of Pure Comedy:
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Like the comedy of life, it left us with more questions than answers.
Talking Like a Jerk #0002 Playlist:
- Album essay, by Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
- “How Father John Misty Made an Ideal Album for the Era of Outrage” by Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times
- “We Talked a Bunch of Smack on Father John Misty in Hopes That He’ll Get Mad Enough to Share This Article on Facebook” by Noisey Staff, Noisey
- “Here Is the Scandalous Father John Misty Interview You’ve Been Waiting For” by Jillian Mapes, Pitchfork
- “Fed Up Father John Misty Lectures XPN Fest: ‘Entertainment Is Stupid'” by Peter Helman, Stereogum
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