Father John Misty & The Haxan Cloak Share Stripped Down Remix of “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution”

Father John Misty & The Haxan Cloak Share Stripped Down Remix of “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolution”


Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has blessed us with a new take on Pure Comedy standout track “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before the Revolution”. Working with British musician and producer The Haxan Cloak (aka Bobby Krlic), the new remixed version is less glib and is divested of lush instrumentation. Tillman posted it on his Facebook with a call for people to donate to the folks in Houston who are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. You can give it a listen below.

Tillman released a gorgeous stop-motion animated video for the album version of the song earlier this month (watch it here). The remixed version comes with a provocative video that was created by Matthew Daniel Siskin (aka Gambles). Of the collaboration, Siskin wrote on his Instagram:

“About 48 hours ago Josh texted me about making a video for a song. Real thankful for pals who let me use their music persona to vent my twisted satirical cultural views. Also, snuck Laura in there. Love you Tillman.”

Siskin also worked with Tillman on the official music video for Pure Comedy’s title track. And, Tillman produced Siskin’s latest album under his Gambles moniker, Let Us Be. You can read more about that here. Tillman is featured on Let Us Be album track “Hello, Laura”, which is available now on iTunes.

As for Tillman’s upcoming goings on, he is heading back out on his international tour in support of Pure Comedy this weekend with appearances at End of the Road Festival and Electric Picnic. He will also be stopping by Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday, September 12 for an interview and performance of “…Revolution”. Be sure to tune in. For tour dates see below.

Father John Misty Tour Dates
Sep. 02 – Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
Sep. 03 – Stradbally, IE – Electric Picnic [SOLD OUT] Sep. 13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Pavilion **
Sep. 14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre **
Sep. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann **
Sep. 18 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall * [SOLD OUT] Sep. 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Sep. 20 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre *
Sep. 22 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House *
Sep. 23 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre *
Sep. 25 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *
Sep. 26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium * [SOLD OUT] Sep. 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
Sep. 29 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall * [SOLD OUT] Sep. 30 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory *
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
Oct. 02 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall *
Oct. 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theatre *
Oct. 05 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park *
Oct. 06 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park * [SOLD OUT] Oct. 07 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre **
Oct. 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre *
Oct. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl *
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
Oct. 14 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona *
Nov. 01 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall *
Nov. 02 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy *
Nov. 05 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo * [SOLD OUT] Nov. 07 – London,UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo * [SOLD OUT] Nov. 08 – London, UK – Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *
Nov. 09 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome *
Nov. 11 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon *
Nov. 12 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique *
Nov. 13 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg *
Nov. 14 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s *
Nov. 16 – Milan, IT – Fabrique *
Nov. 18 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz *
Nov. 19 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera *
Nov. 20 – Lisbon, PT – Coliseu dos Recreios *

* w/ Weyes Blood
** w/ Phosphorescent