Father John Misty: "This Is Sally Hatchet" (music video)

[Video Link] Above, a new video from Father John Misty’s "Fear Fun" album on Sub Pop Records. Video directed by Grant James.

Richard Metzger first turned me on to Father John Misty (the new project by J. Tillman), and writes about this video, "I have no idea what the fuck is going on here, although the final moments make the intention a little bit clearer...I think...but I like it."

"Knowing Josh Tillman," Richard adds, "I don’t really wonder what kind of mushrooms are topping his pizza and neither will you when you watch this. A divine guitar solo courtesy of Jonathan Wilson comes in at the 2:30 mark."

Richard has written more on this music project at Dangerous Minds, and you can also view a "private session" performance by Tillman at the blog.

Cover art for "Fear Fun" by Dimitri Drjuchin


  1. “I have no idea what the fuck is going on here…”

    Obviously, you’ve never made pizza before.

  2. At the risk of sounding snarky, that wasn’t awful interesting – fairly standard Tarantino/Rodriguez hot girl/gore/guns grindhouse schtick, scored by dad rock yawn.  Nice cinematography. 

    1. I don’t think that counts as snarky- snarky music writing requires a hint of bitterness and a jealous undercurrent, you actually critiqued it quite simple and well.  I keep wanting to get excited about these vids but this and the last one (with aubrey plaza) seem like highly budgeted, nicely photoed vids over snoozers of songs

    1. does it? nothing about the music or the video felt remotely “psychedelic” to me.

  3. Pop surrealism.  Not especially well done; it’s of the school that mistakes startlement for statement.

  4. The album does sound a bit like boring dad rock.  The live show I saw in MPLS was rather incredible, though.  His voice was pitched lower, the tempo was higher, and the guitars were screaming.  Also: magic mushrooms, much.

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