Father John Misty “Funtimes in Babylon” Video

Father John Misty "Fun Times In Babylon" now out on Video. FJM also announces multiple tour dates

Father John Misty has delivered a post-apocalyptic, VHS-style (and humorous) new video for “Funtimes in Babylon”, the opening track from his acclaimed debut album, Fear Fun. FJM leader Josh Tillman, who co-directed “the clip” with Grant James (“This Is Sally Hatchet”), had this to say: “Music videos don’t need blurbs.  It’s like putting a brief summary before a Garfield comic strip.  Also when did everyone start calling them “clips”?  A “clip” is an excerpt of a whole, I thought.  Whoever post’s this, don’t spoil the ending in your blurb, which will probably read like this: “Seattle based folk beardo Father John Murphy mopes around a deserted, apocalyptic landscape (and shows off some of those infamous dance moves) in this Josh Tillman directed clip for “Funtimes In Babylon”.”

Additionally, Father John Misty is also gearing up to launch “Innocence” by Misty, a female perfume created in collaboration with Sanae Barber of SANAE Intoxicants perfume lab (Bonnie Prince Billy’s “Bonnie Billy”). The scent will initially be released in limited edition of 300 bottles as an Eau de Parfum of all natural, rare essential oils, fixed in a base of organic cane alcohol.  “Innocence” by Misty has pure botanical fragrances of Sweet Orange Oil, Tunisian Neroli, Mimosa Absolute, Violet Absolute, Jasmine Grand, Bourbon Vanilla, and Linden Blossom.

Father John Misty’s summer headlining & festival tour will kick-off this Friday, June 8th in Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer and currently ends on August 24th in Monterey, CA at First City Festival. Highlights for this summer tour include:  June 13th in Manchester, TN at Bonnaroo;  July 12th in Minneapolis for Basilica Block Party;  July 13th in Seattle, WA at Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee; July 24th in New York, NY at Terminal 5; July 27th in Newport, RI for Newport Folk; August 2nd in Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza; August 4th in Montreal, QE at Osheaga. Please find a full list of tour dates below

Tour Dates

Jun. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Jun. 09 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

Jun. 11 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater*

Jun. 12 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall*

Jun. 13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

Jun. 14 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird*

Jun. 15 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note*

Jun. 16 – Lawrence, KS – Granada*

Jun. 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*

Jun. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*

Jun. 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +

Jun. 22 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House +

Jul. 06 –  Quebec City, QE – Festival D’Ete

Jul. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Basilica Block Party

Jul. 24 – New York, NY – Terminal 5**

Jul. 25 – Boston, MA – House of Blues**

Jul. 26 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall^

Jul. 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

Jul. 28 – Montauk, NY – Surf Lodge

Jul. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls^

Jul. 31 – Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame^

Aug.01 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (Official Lollapalooza After Show) ^

Aug.02 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

Aug.03 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall^

Aug.04 – Montreal, QE – Osheaga Music Festival

Aug.24 – Monterey, CA – First City Festival

+ w/ White Fence

** w/ Wild Nothing

^ W/ Night Moves

* w/ Pure Bathing Culture


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