After information about his new album leaked on Tuesday, Father John Misty has formally announced the release of his fourth album, God’s Favorite Customer, along with two new singles.
A press release issued by Sub Pop, confirms the leaked album information to be true, including the tracklist, the album art (photographed by Pari Dukovic), and the June 1 release via Sub Pop and Bella Union. The follow-up to Pure Comedy was written and produced by Misty, and recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara and Trevor Spencer. While the official album news is exciting, the real excitement comes in the full versions of “Just Dumb Enough to Try” and “Disappointing Diamonds are the Rarest of Them All,” brief previews of which were made available along with yesterday’s leak.
Each song gives Misty a different angle by expanding his sound while staying true to his indie folk-rock roots. Both songs seem to be a nod to classic, 1970s Elton John, as “Just Dumb” goes for full singer-songwriter glory, with its lush production of jangling guitars and delicate strings leaning towards classic John ballads like “Candle in the Wind” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” “Disappointing Diamonds” is more of a throwback to “Benny and the Jets” and “Crocodile Rock” with its zany production built on huge piano chords and zooming electric guitar riffs.
God’s Favorite Customer is available for preorder on Father John Misty’s official store along with Sub Pop, Bella Union and select independent retailers in five formats: limited Loser edition on metallic purple vinyl, standard LP on black vinyl, CD, streaming and digital download, and cassette.
In addition to the album release, Misty will go on tour starting Apr. 28 in support of the album with Gillian Welch, TV on the Radio and Jenny Lewis serving as special guests at select shows. More tour dates will be announced soon.
Despite the leak, Father John Misty manages to keep control of the situation with this announcement. Hopefully, the rest of 2018 will be filled with new surprises Misty has a hand in. Listen to “Just Dumb Enough to Try” and “Disappointing Diamonds are the Rarest of Them All” below, along with his 2012 Daytrotter Session, and find his tour dates further down.
Father John Misty Tour Dates:
28 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ The National Homecoming Festival at Smale Park
29 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Fortress Festival
11 – Bloomington, Ind. @ Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering! at Upland Brewing Company
25 – Belfast, Ireland @ BBC Music The Biggest Weekend
26 – Halifax, U.K. @ The Piece Hall
27 – London, U.K @ All Points East Festival
28-30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
01 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
02 – Nimes, France @ This is Not A Love Song Festival
03 – Paris, France @ We Love Green Festival
05 – Warsaw, Poland @ Palladium
07 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound Festival
08- Aarhus, Denmark @ NorthSide Festival
10 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
12 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
14 – Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest
15-17 – Hunter, N.Y. @ Mountain Jam
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Rock The Garden Festival! at Walker Art Center
24 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl *
13 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
20 – Jacksonville, Ore. @ Britt Pavilion
22 – Seattle, Wash. @ Capitol Hill Block Party
27 – New York, N.Y. @ Panorama Music & Arts Festival
01 – Raleigh, N.C. @ North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^
04 – Toronto, Ontario @ Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons $
10-12 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands Festival
15 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
17-19 – Omaha, Neb. @ Maha Music Festival
09 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ SKOOKUM Festival
03 – Groningen, Netherlands @ TakeRoot Festival
09-10 – Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany @ Rolling Stone Weekender
16-17 – Rust, Germany @ Rolling Stone Park
(* – w/ Gillian Welch)
(& – w/ TV on the Radio)
(^ – w/ Jenny Lewis)
($ – supporting The National)