Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Father John Misty has the best song titles

Father John Misty announced the arrival of his third album yesterday with the release of the title track, Pure Comedy.

Brilliantly acerbic, it deconstructs religion by saying it's a result of man's own self-obsession. In a nutshell, he claims we invented a creator God, who made humans in his own image, to prove our sense of self-importance. Then he goes on the attack:

"Oh, their religions are the best
They worship themselves yet they're totally obsessed
With risen zombies, celestial virgins,
Magic tricks, these unbelievable outfits
And they get terribly upset
When you question their sacred texts
Written by woman-hating epileptics"

Judging by the track names on Misty's new album, there's more of this bone-dry humour to come: "When the god of love returns there’ll be hell to pay"; "Things it would have been helpful to know before the revolution"; "So I’m growing old on magic mountain".

If you pre-order the album, you even get a free 7" single featuring the excellent Real Love Baby and "Rejected Generic Pop Song, March '15 #3" - which presumably comes from his work on the recent Lady Gaga album...

You can place your orders here.

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