Father John Misty shares “Ballad of the Dying Man” single

Father John Misty shares “Ballad of the Dying Man,” from Pure Comedy, his forthcoming album

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Pure Comedy available in Europe from Bella Union 
and the rest of the world from Sub Pop.
Father John Misty’s “Ballad of the Dying Man” is the gorgeous new single and standout from Pure Comedy, his forthcoming third album [link here].

Beats 1’s Zane Lowe also named “Ballad of the Dying Man” his “World Record” on today’s show. Tune in later this morning (
10amPST) to hear the track, as well as the first installment of Tillman’s two-part interview with Lowe, where they discuss the making of the album [link here].

“Ballad of the Dying Man” follows the release of  “Pure Comedy,” the prescient title track released late last month [link here], a surreal, 30-minute film about the making of the album [link here], and the thought provoking “Two Wildly Different Perspectives” [link here], earlier this week.

Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear. The album will be released April 7th and available on Deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL /  CS from Father John Misty’s Official Store, Europe through 
Bella Union and the rest of the world from Sub Pop.

Tillman wrote the majority of Pure Comedy throughout 2015 and recorded all the basic tracking and vocals live to tape (in no more than two takes each) at United Studios (
fka the legendary Ocean Way Studios, favored by Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys) in Los Angeles March 2016.

Pure Comedy was co-produced once again by Josh Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson; mixed by Tillman, Wilson and Trevor Spencer, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios.  The album features string, horn and choral arrangements from classical iconoclast Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me YetSinking Of The Titanic), with additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett.

Pure Comedy’s front/back covers and gatefold feature a gargantuan original piece (his first ever commission of its kind) by Ed Steed (The New Yorker) and is now available for preorder through Father John Misty’s Official StoreSub Pop Mega Mart, and
Bella Union in the following formats:
  • A Deluxe 2xLP version on aluminum & copper vinyl, a die-cut customizable jacket with 4 interactive “background” sleeves (so you can have whatever sky you damn well feel like as the cover), all encased in a clear slipcase. Includes a fold-out poster and an exclusive holographic Ha card by Ed Steed.
  • A 2xLP gatefold version also available in 4 cover variations on black vinyl
  • A CD gatefold digipak with slipcase available in 4 cover variations
  • Digital
  • CS
Cover variations for the standard LP and CD will be randomly distributed.  
Pictured: Deluxe 2xLP Edition 
LP orders through Father John Misty’s Official Store,megamart.subpop.com, Bella Union and select independent retailers will receive a limited 7” single featuring the first physical release of fan favorite “Real Love Baby” on the A-side and the as yet unreleased track, "Rejected Generic Pop Song, March '15 #3” on the B-side (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design will be available from Sub Pop and Bella Union, in addition to a new line of merch from Father John Misty’s online store.