The Tryout: Father John Misty
Oh, Pour me another drink,
And punch me in the face
You can call me Nancy
These are the opening lyrics to Father John Misty's song "Nancy From Now On". I first heard of Father John via OKCupid where a number of cute ladies listed him under favorite music. Needless to say, I felt that I should check this guy out. And even more needless to say, I wondered if maybe said girls were a little too kinky for my tastes upon hearing those opening lyrics.
Father John Misty's music is pretty good but, ultimately, doesn't really draw me in enough. It's what I classify as Radio Music, the kind of song I would be happy to hear when it comes on the radio but wouldn't like enough to actually buy the album. But Mr. Misty seems to be gathering quite the indie following and Metacritic listed his album as one of the best albums of the year so far so I thought I'd put him out there as a Tryout.