Listen to Father John Mistys Chloë and the Next 20th Century (and watch him play it live in London) – Brooklyn Vegan

Father John Misty‘s new album Chloë and the Next 20th Century is out today via Sub Pop. (Get it on colored vinyl.) It’s an ambitious left turn, diving deep into ’40s and ’50s orchestral pop, with nods to Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Glen Miller and classic musicals, with a few detours into Midnight Cowboy soundtrack territory. Josh Tillman is still looking sideways at the modern world, though, with his arch character studies and references to Letterman and Val Kilmer. It’s a very pretty record with some real standouts, like the twangy “Goodbye Mr Blue,” and closer “The Next 20th Century,” that gets surprisingly noisy. Listen to the album below.

You can grab Chloë and the Next 20th Century on Loser Edition clear blue double vinyl, and the deluxe edition that comes on translucent red vinyl with a two bonus 7″s and a book.

Josh celebrated the release of the album in London earlier this week, performing at The Barbican with The Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley. He performed the album in full and in track order, but broke it up a little, interspersing older songs like “Funtimes in Babylon,” “Mr Tillman,” “Pure Comedy,” “I Love You Honeybear” and “Date Night.” You can watch the whole pro-shot concert, and check out the full setlist, below.

Father John Misty will play a sold-out, special NYC release show at The Rainbow Room on April 14, and will be back later this year for a tour with Suki Waterhouse that includes another NYC show, 65 floors directly below The Rainbow Room, at Radio City Music Hall on September 22 with the New York Pops. All tour dates are listed below.

SETLIST: Father John Misty @ The Barbican 4/7/2022
Funtimes in Babylon
Chloë
Goodbye Mr. Blue
Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
Kiss Me (I Loved You)
(Everything But) Her Love
Mr. Tillman
Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
Buddy’s Rendezvous
Q4
Total Entertainment Forever
Olvidado (Otro Momento)
Funny Girl
Only a Fool
Pure Comedy
God’s Favorite Customer
We Could Be Strangers
The Next 20th Century
I Love You, Honeybear

Encore:
Nancy From Now On
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
Holy Shit

Encore 2:
Date Night

FATHER JOHN MISTY: 2022-2023 TOUR
Thu. Apr. 07 – London, UK – The Barbican w/ The Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley
Fri. Apr. 08 – Kington Upon Thames, UK – Banquet Records at PRYZM (5 pm)
Fri. Apr. 08 – Kington Upon Thames, UK – Banquet Records at PRYZM (8 pm)
Sat. Apr. 09 – London, UK – Rough Trade East (4 pm)
Sat, Apr. 09 – London, UK – Rough Trade East (8 pm)
Sun. Apr. 10 – Brighton, UK – Resident at CHALK
Mon. Apr. 11 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol at St. George’s Church (6:30 pm)
Mon. Apr. 11 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol at St. George’s Church (9:30 pm)
Thu. Apr. 14 – New York, NY – The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center (7 pm)
Thu. Apr. 14 – New York, NY – The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center (9:30 pm)
Sat. Jun. 26 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival
Fri. Jul 08 – Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Music Festival
Sun. Jul. 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ The Colorado Symphony *
Wed. Aug. 03 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay *
Fri. Aug. 05 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas *
Sat. Aug. 06 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren *
Mon. Aug. 08 – Oklahoma City, OK- The Criterion *
Tue. Aug. 09 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *
Thu. Aug. 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
Fri. Aug. 12 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater *
Sat. Aug. 13 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater *
Sun. Aug. 14 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum *
Thu. Aug. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery *
Sat. Aug. 20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater *
Tue. Aug. 23 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre *
Thu. Aug. 25 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum *
Fri. Aug. 26 – Port Townsend, WA – THING Festival
Sat. Aug. 27 – Portland, OR – Pioneer Square *
Mon. Sep. 12 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! *
Tue. Sep. 13 – Philadelphia, PA- The Met Philadelphia *
Fri. Sep. 16 – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island *
Sat. Sep. 17 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit *
Mon. Sep. 19 – Charleston, SC – The Riviera Theater *
Tue. Sep. 20 – Washington, DC – The Anthem *
Thu. Sep. 22 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall w/ The New York Pops *
Fri. Sep. 23 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion *
Sat. Sep. 24 – Bridgeport, CT – Sound on Sound Festival
Mon. Sep. 26 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS *
Tue. Sep. 27 – Toronto, ON – Roy Thomson Hall *
Thu. Sep. 29 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre *
Fri. Sep. 30 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
Sat. Oct. 01 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
Mon. Oct. 03 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater *
Tue. Oct. 04 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall *
Thu. Oct. 06 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
Fri. Oct. 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *
Sat. Oct. 08 – Durham, NC – DPAC *
Sat. Feb. 25 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
Tue. Feb. 28 – Stockholm, SE – Cirkus
Thu. Mar. 02 – Denmark, DK – KB Hallen
Fri. Mar. 03 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
Sat. Mar. 04 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live
Mon. Mar. 06 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Tue. Mar. 07 – Paris, France – Salle Pleyel
Thu. Mar. 09 – London, UK- O2 Academy Brixton
Mon. Mar. 13 – Gateshead, UK – Sage Gateshead
Wed. Mar. 15 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
Fri. Mar. 17 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester

* w/ Suki Waterhouse

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