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Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer

Type:
Album
Release Date:
June 1, 2018
Catalog No:
SP1245
Label:
Sub Pop
Pre-order Streaming
Includes Downloads

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by June 1, 2018 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS

  • All customers who pre-order the LP version of God’s Favorite Customer will receive the album on Loser Edition Metallic Purple-colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock). 
  • Customers will be given access to stream the full album two (2) weeks before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format. 
  • All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
  • All physical pre-order items should ship out from our warehouse in Seattle, WA between 5-8 days before release date, so long as their are no delays in manufacturing that would delay this advance shipping timeline.
  • International orders may not arrive by release day as extra time must be taken into consideration for distance traveled and customs department clearance.
Written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom. 

God’s Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From “Mr. Tillman,” where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in “Please Don’t Die,” Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect.  “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)” is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes.

God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band.

Father John Misty God’s Favorite Customer

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by June 1, 2018 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS

  • All customers who pre-order the LP version of God’s Favorite Customer will receive the album on Loser Edition Metallic Purple-colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock). 
  • Customers will be given access to stream the full album two (2) weeks before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format. 
  • All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
  • All physical pre-order items should ship out from our warehouse in Seattle, WA between 5-8 days before release date, so long as their are no delays in manufacturing that would delay this advance shipping timeline.
  • International orders may not arrive by release day as extra time must be taken into consideration for distance traveled and customs department clearance.
Written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom. 

God’s Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From “Mr. Tillman,” where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in “Please Don’t Die,” Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect.  “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)” is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes.

God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band.


Tracks

  1. Hangout at the Gallows
  2. Mr. TillmanMr. Tillman
  3. Just Dumb Enough to TryJust Dumb Enough to Try
  4. Date Night
  5. Please Don't Die
  6. The Palace
  7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them AllDisappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
  8. God's Favorite Customer
  9. The Songwriter
  10. We're Only People (And There's Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)

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