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Todd's Two Too! - April 14, 2017

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  1. Father John Misty - In Twenty or So Years - 6:27

  2. Father John Misty - Two Wildly Different Perspectives - 3:13

  3. Future Islands - Ran - 3:26

  4. Future Islands - Shadows (feat. Debbie Harry) - 4:05

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy - Sub-Pop

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy - Sub-Pop

Pure Comedy is the third studio album released by American folk musician Josh Tillman under his pseudonym Father John Misty. Released on April 7, 2017, on Sub Pop. This is Tillman's third studio album since his departure from Fleet Foxes. It has been produced by Josh Tillman in collaboration with Jonathan Wilson, sound engineer Trevor Spencer and composer/double-bassist Gavin Bryars.

Most of Pure Comedy was written in 2015. It touches on themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all. Tillman included an 1800-word-long essay about its symbolism and meaning in the release announcement email to his fan club.

Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species’ only hope for survival, finding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like “love,” “culture,” “family,” etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species’ loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence.

Future Islands - The Far Field - 4AD

Future Islands - The Far Field - 4AD

Future Islands is an American synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, and signed to 4AD. The band formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.

Their breakthrough album would be the 2014 album ‘Singles’ released by 4AD. Its lead single "Seasons (Waiting on You)" was considered best song of 2014 by Pitchfork Media, and the NME.

The Far Field is the fifth studio album by Future Islands, released on April 7, 2017 through 4AD. Several parallels can be made between this studio album and the band's third studio album, In Evening Air: both are titled after the final volume of poetry by Theodore Roethke, and both have album art produced by former band member Kymia Nawabi.

 

Todd's Two Too! airs Friday mornings 8:30-9:00 during Jerianne's Morning Show on 89.5 KVMR FM Nevada City.

Todd's Two Too! airs Friday mornings 8:30-9:00 during Jerianne's Morning Show on 89.5 KVMR FM Nevada City.