Father John Misty debuts new video

Father John Misty debuts new video for “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution"

Father John Misty has a stop-motion video for “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution,” a thought-provoking standout from Pure Comedy, directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch,” Run The Jewels’ “Don’t Get Captured”). The song‘s apocalyptic themes and subtle humor are captured brilliantly throughout. The “…Revolution” video was constructed and filmed in three weeks at Jacknife Studios in Bristol, UK.

The “…Revolution” puppets will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund. The first auction begins today, August 3rd and will run through August 13th. To donate, please visit Father John Misty’s official eBay page [link here].

Father John Misty’s new video is a powerful statement — a postcard from a world we never want to visit,” said Eric Pooley, Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). “That’s why EDF is proud to partner with Father John Misty, and why we work every day to catalyze the ‘visionaries among us’ who can help forge a better, more optimistic future. For 50 years, EDF has driven innovative solutions that help people and nature prosper. We use cutting edge science and technology and unexpected alliances to scale positive change. We’re earning our middle name every day, and we’re so grateful to Father John Misty for his support.

Father John Misty
Tour

Aug. 05 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
Aug. 06 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
Aug. 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Interstellar Rodeo – The Forks
Aug. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Aug. 20 – Kansas City, KS – CrossroadsKC *
Aug. 23 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
Aug. 25 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 26 – Portland, OR – Project Pabst
Sep. 01 – Sep. 03 – Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
Sep. 01 – Sep. 03 – Stradbally, IE – Electric Picnic
Sep. 13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Pavilion $
Sep. 14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre $
Sep. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann $
Sep. 18 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^
Sep. 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
Sep. 20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre ^
Sep. 22 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House ^
Sep. 23 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre ^
Sep. 25 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
Sep. 26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle ^
Sep. 29 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall ^ [SOLD OUT]
Sep. 30 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory ^
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
Oct. 02 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall ^
Oct. 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct. 05 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 06 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park ^ [SOLD OUT]
Oct. 07 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre $
Oct. 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre ^
Oct. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ^
Oct. 14 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona ^
Nov. 01 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall ^
Nov. 02 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy ^
Nov. 05 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo ^
Nov. 07 – London,UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo ^
Nov. 08 – London, UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo ^
Nov. 09 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome ^
Nov. 11 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon ^
Nov. 12 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique ^
Nov. 13 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg ^
Nov. 14 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s ^
Nov. 16 – Milan, IT – Fabrique ^
Nov. 18 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz ^
Nov. 19 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera ^
Nov. 20 – Lisbon, PT – Coliseu dos Recreios ^
*w/ Tennis
**w/ Jenny Lewis
^ w/ Weyes Blood
$ w/ Phosphorescent

Pure Comedy
Tracklisting:

1. Pure Comedy
2. Total Entertainment Forever
3. Things it Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
4. Ballad of the Dying Man
5. Birdie
6. Leaving LA
7. A Bigger Paper Bag
8. When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
9. Smoochie
10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
11. The Memo
12. So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
13. In Twenty Years or So