NEWS ALERT! Newly formed supergroup Nice As F*#k – Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and The Like’s Tennessee Thomas – have just dropped a surprise album, now available to stream.
Their first single “Door” was announced by none other than Father John Misty, accompanied by his thoughts on NAF.
When Father John Misty writes a review, boy does he do it in supreme Father John Misterly fashion.
He opens with:
“Gather ‘round ladies, I am God’s favorite evolved male music journalist! This is my resounding endorsement of Nice As Fuck! Damn, this is a good look for me!”
and then launches into an explication of the “post-modern man” so steeped in self-awareness you might get that nauseous feeling that fades into a slow chuckle:
“Realistically, as a man I am more qualified than you to tell you the ways in which I am radically inferior to every other life form on Earth or elsewhere. Let me explain (at the risk, I know, of going a little “woke bro”): You see, at the dawn of the typographical age, we males, cursed with a right hemisphere orientation, decided that our weaknesses (symbolic thinking, intuition, empathy, etc) were weakness in general. So instead of doing the unthinkable, namely: deferring to anyone else’s vision of the world, we made the way we see things law, and then we wrote them down on traditionally masculine substances like stone, marble, etc, so anytime things got a little fuzzy, we could just mindlessly recite our laws, and in case anyone said, “Hey, that’s just some shit you wrote down!” we’d invent a God (a MALE one) and say, “Hey, don’t look at me! He said it!” and that was that.”
While busily deconstructing himself as male subject, – mind the sparks as you mine his layers of irony – he sings the praises of Nice as Fuck. They’re SO GOOD as to tempt FJM into the exercise of male ego that is the music review.
“So, look, along those lines I know it’s a little ironic, not too [sic] mention hypocritical, for someone who obviously knows better, to declare (“declaring” being clearly symptomatic of entitlement) from the tower of the patriarchy that Nice As Fuck (aka NAF aka Jenny Lewis, Tennessee Thomas, and Erika Spring aka The Tame Guys) is objectively the best all-female band in the last 25 years (like that should even matter, you know, do you describe RADIOHEAD as an “ALL OPPRESSOR BAND NO YOU DON’T”) so I just won’t.”
ANYWAY, FJM’s review is worth a read, and NAF’s new surprise album is definitely worth a listen.