US-based indie star Josh Tillman (better known as Father John Misty) yesterday announced the upcoming release of a new live album, Father John Misty: Live At Third Man Records. Due for release on September 28th via Third Man Records (the Nashville label owned and managed by ex-White Stripes’ frontman Jack White), you can pre-order the new album here for 12″ vinyl. More diehard fans can commit to Third Man’s Quarterly Vault Subscription here, which gives access to a 10% discount on all of the label’s products.
The album was recorded in September last year at Third Man Records’ Nashville HQ. ‘On an otherwise ordinary Tuesday afternoon’, Tillman/Misty swung by and ‘surprised [them] all with a lunchtime solo acoustic set before his sold-out Ryman Auditorium performance.’
As is typical of White’s love of vintage tech, the album was recorded direct-to-acetate (acetate being a type of record mainly used from the 1930s to the ’50s) with a ‘1955 Scully Lathe, warmed at the ready to capture the occasion’. Misty began his set with the ‘debut performance of his newly penned “Mr. Tillman”’, with Third Man’s engineers using ‘the second song as an opportunity to carve a 12” on-the-spot single of “Now I’m Learning to Love the War”’ – ‘which was promptly handed it to a lucky attendee for safe keeping.’
‘If you want to know more about that, you’ll have to scour the depths of FJM’s fan net.’ See the tracklist below:
Tillman also has three UK dates coming up next month. Purchase tickets here and see the itinerary below:
10/28 – Portsmouth Guildhall – Portsmouth
10/29 – De Montfort Hall – Leicester
10/30 – Bath Forum – Bath