Father John Misty is stepping up to support the music community with the release of the live album Off-Key in Hamburg.
Recorded at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on August 8, 2019, the album features Josh Tillman backed by the German orchestra Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt in addition to his trusty touring band. Favorites like "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" and "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)" are among the 20 tracks captured for the release, which you can purchase via BandCamp.
All proceeds from the release go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. These funds will be used to "provide assistance to those in the music industry affected by the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community behind it all. Administered through MusiCares, the COVID-19 Fund will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need."
Check out the live version of “Holy Shit” below, and if that's just not enough live FJM for you, revisit some of his KEXP in-studios below that.
He reportedly introduced the song saying, “Here’s one you might know.”
The solo acoustic performance from Josh Tillman is out Sept. 28. Listen to a stripped-down rendition of "So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain."
Father John Misty and producer Haxan Cloak share a cover of "Fallin' Rain" for Hulu series Castle Rock