Three Imaginary Girls

Seattle's Indie-Pop Press – Music Reviews, Film Reviews, and Big Fun

Weed, shows, cruise ships, guns, visits to Santa, long drives, pirouettes, cigarettes, meaningful glances, hotel hallways — who can provide such an ADD-esque (yet totally cohesive) snapshot of his life into a three minute and fifty-eight second video?

Father John Fucking Misty, that's who.

"This is where I fell over the other night."

The most DIY of FJM's video releases to date, "I'm Writing a Novel" hits our radar oh-so-fittingly, just as a stripped-down solo tour is getting underway. With such a penchant for stage antics, it will be downright fascinating to see what Josh Tillman's one-man act brings — we have the feeling that his creative power / persona will manifest both through his gorgeous, bell-like vocals and levity-laden delivery, with just enough shaman-tinged-Laurel-Canyon vibe to remain decidedly Father John. (Even without the now-trademark "Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings" full-blast freakout.)

Here's some supporting evidence:

"I don't need any new friends / 'cause I'm the mayor"

In case you've missed our love for FJM since last year's release of Fear Fun, pop on over here to catch up. Local and national dates below:

Oct. 03 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Oct. 06 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre {info / tickets}
Oct. 07 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
Oct. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
Oct. 13 – Madison, WI – Capitol Theatre
Oct. 14 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Oct. 16 – Montreal, QE – Corona Theatre
Oct. 20 – Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre
Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Oct. 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct. 24 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 25 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Oct. 28 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent
Nov. 01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Father John Misty plays solo at the Moore Theater on Sunday, October 6th. All ages / GA seating / $25. Comedian Kate Berlant opens for the entire tour.