RIYL: Fleet Foxes, Randy Newman, Phosphorescent, Jim James

Label: Sub Pop

J. Tillman has had a whirlwind of a decade.  From the genesis of Fleet Foxes to his departure into a solo career as J. Tillman and planting roots into his Father John Misty alias, we’ve seen Tillman find his voice as a front line folk hero for cultural and political satire.  From our unchecked narcissism on social media to clickbait journalism to the turbulent presidential campaign, Father John Misty has given a voice for many a disillusioned soul in our country and beyond.

And then there’s the music.  From grandiose chamber pop to minimal piano and acoustic ballads, Father John Misty’s serpentine lyrical quips are shrouded in gorgeous orchestral meanderings and his simple, honest vocal treatment.  Pure Comedy appears to be continuing down that biting lyrical route with the recently dropped title track, married with a music video that throws a gigantic mirror to our world at large.

This is an instabuy for lots of you, I’m sure, but just in case you need further convincing, this stunning deluxe ‘Loser Edition’ vinyl package from Sub Pop comes on aluminum and copper wax with a customizable die-cut sleeve, a bonus 7″, a tri-fold poster and a holographic tarot card.

UK folks, grab the deluxe vinyl from Bella Union HERE.

It’s also available from TTL along with the 7″ for the first 100 orders: HERE

The Details

All customers who order the Deluxe 2xLP version of Pure Comedy will receive the album on Aluminum & Copper colored vinyl.
Deluxe 2xLPs are housed in a die-cut customizable jacket with 4 interactive “background” dust sleeves (four different sky color schemes to choose from!) housed in an outer plastic slipcase.
Also included are a tri-fold poster & holographic tarot card.

Standard 2xLP comes on Black Vinyl in a gatefold jacket with 1 of 4 different (and random, sorry - you don’t get to pick) cover color schemes with custom dust sleeves.

While supplies last, all LP pre-orders (both deluxe and standard editions) will include a bonus 7” featuring the single “Real Love Baby” b/w “Rejected Generic Pop Song, March ‘15 #3”.

Price $38

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