Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman is a former member of Fleet Foxes. Pure Comedy is his 3rd long player as Father John Misty and when I heard it for the first time I was pretty sure that it would be among this year’s very best records.
This is not only very easy accessible good pop music, it is also a very intellectual approach and view of the world.
“Beneath Pure Comedy’s synth-dappled country, blue-eyed soul, and pop fashioned after George Harrison is a battleground filled with religion, pop culture, technology, and neoliberalism. ” (Pitchfork)
Pitchfork rating: 7.6
“There’s something hugely impressive about coming up with an album that somehow manages to be both incredibly discomfiting and easy to listen to.” (The Guardian)