Today Father John Misty releases his new album, Pure Comedy, via Sub Pop. It’s a sprawling and ambitious album, spanning more than 70 minutes and featuring songs about seemingly everything: Life, existence, love, hate, politics, religion, etc. Josh Tillman tackles all of the big concepts on this one, so it’s probably only natural that he does it on some truly epic tracks. It’s a really good album—in fact, it’s our Album of the Week. And today, you can hear why we liked it so much. There are big, orchestrated ballads like the title track, and there are also more upbeat and immediate pop songs such as “Total Entertainment Forever” and “Ballad of the Dying Man,” with plenty of clever lyrics and catchy melodies along the way. It’s a lot to take in, but you can spend your day doing so, as it’s now available to stream in its entirety, courtesy of Sub Pop. Listen to the Father John Misty Pure Comedy stream below, along with animated visuals.
Pure Comedy follows 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear.
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