Father John Misty has delivered a beautiful, stop-motion video for “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution,” a thought-provoking standout from Pure Comedy, directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch,” Run The Jewels’ “Don’t Get Captured”). The song‘s apocalyptic themes and subtle humour are captured brilliantly throughout. The “…Revolution” video was constructed and filmed in three weeks at Jacknife Studios in Bristol, UK.
The “…Revolution” puppets will be auctioned off and proceeds will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund. The first auction begins today, August 3rd and will run through August 13th. To donate, please visit Father John Misty’s official eBay page link right here.
Father John Misty’s new video is a powerful statement – a postcard from a world we never want to visit,” said Eric Pooley, Senior Vice President at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). “That’s why EDF is proud to partner with Father John Misty, and why we work every day to catalyze the ‘visionaries among us’ who can help forge a better, more optimistic future. For 50 years, EDF has driven innovative solutions that help people and nature prosper. We use cutting edge science and technology and unexpected alliances to scale positive change. We’re earning our middle name every day, and we’re so grateful to Father John Misty for his support.”
In other news, Father John Misty’s first Hammersmith Apollo show in November sold out within a few days and a second night was added the following night. A Brighton Dome show has also been added at the end of the run. Upcoming UK live info below:
Saturday 2nd September – DORSET – End Of The Road
Wednesday 1st November – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Thursday 2nd November – GLASGOW – O2 Academy
Saturday 4th November – CARDIFF – Great Hall
Sunday 5th November – MANCHESTER – O2 Apollo **(SOLD–OUT!)**
Tuesday 7th November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo **(SOLD–OUT!)**
Wednesday 8th November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 9th November – BRIGHTON – Dome