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Father John Misty On World Cafe

Josh Tillman's latest, Pure Comedy, is skeptical, surreal and sardonic, but also loving, generous and funny. He performs and discusses the Pentecostal upbringing that he defined himself against.
Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, joins World Cafe to chat and to perform songs from his new album, Pure Comedy. In this session we talk about Tillman's childhood: He spent his formative years at a Pentecostal school, where he was regularly told there were demons inside of him that needed to be exorcised — a process Tillman says is strangely relaxing.

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