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11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

Mitski Shares New Song (and Album Closing Track) “Two Slow Dancers”

Be the Cowboy Due Out August 17 via Dead Oceans

Aug 09, 2018

Mitski (full name Mitski Miyawaki) is releasing a new albumBe the Cowboy, on August 17 via Dead Oceans. Previously she shared a Zia Anger-directed video for its first single, "Geyser," which was our #2 Song of the Week, announced some tour dates, and shared a strange video for "Nobody." Now she has shared another new song from the album, Be the Cowboy's closing track "Two Slow Dancers."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

Mitski Shares Strange Video for New Song “Nobody”

Be the Cowboy Due Out August 17 via Dead Oceans

Jun 26, 2018

Mitski (full name Mitski Miyawaki) is releasing a new album, Be the Cowboy, on August 17 via Dead Oceans. Previously she shared a Zia Anger-directed video for its first single, "Geyser," which was our #2 Song of the Week, and announced some tour dates. Now she has shared another new song from the album, "Nobody," via its strange video (rather than us trying to explain it to you, we recommend you just watch it). More

Mitski Announces New Fall North American Tour Dates

Be the Cowboy Due Out August 17 via Dead Oceans

Jun 04, 2018

Mitski (full name Mitski Miyawaki) is releasing a new album, Be the Cowboy, on August 17 via Dead Oceans. Previously she shared a Zia Anger-directed video for its first single, "Geyser," which was our #2 Song of the Week. Now she has announced some new North American fall tour dates for this October and November. More

15 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Neko Case, Mitski, Gruff Rhys, Tunng, Bernice, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ryley Walker, Arctic Monkeys, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

May 18, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, but now we're back with two week's worth of songs. For that reason, this week it's a Top 15, instead of our usual Top 10. More

Mitski Announces New Album and Shares Video for New Song “Geyser”

Be the Cowboy Due Out August 17 via Dead Oceans

May 14, 2018

Mitski (full name Mitski Miyawaki) has announced a new album, Be the Cowboy, and shared a Zia Anger-directed video for its first single, "Geyser." More

Björk, CHVRCHES, Feist, Etc. Part of Planned Parenthood 7-Inches; Watch Video Feat. St. Vincent

Video Also Features Zach Galifianakis and John Legend; Project Also Features Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Sharon Van Etten, and More

Apr 10, 2017

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood is a new 7-inch box set with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood.  More

Mitski Shares Cover of One Direction’s “Fireproof” for “Our First 100 Days” Anti-Trump Project

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 07, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn't have a strong chance of winning.  More

Mitski Announces Tour Dates

Puberty 2 Out Now via Dead Oceans

Jan 09, 2017

Mitski released her acclaimed new album, Puberty 2, last June via Dead Oceans. Now Mitski Miyawaki has announced some new tour dates to go down this spring and summer.  More

Oct 26, 2016

Mitski released her acclaimed new album, Puberty 2, back in June via Dead Oceans. Last night Mitski Miyawaki stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Your Best American Girl." More

Watch: Mitski - “A Burning Hill” Video

Puberty 2 Out Now via Dead Oceans

Oct 11, 2016

Mitski released her acclaimed new album, Puberty 2, back in June via Dead Oceans. Now she has shared a video for "A Burning Hill." More



Reviews

Be the Cowboy

Be the Cowboy

Dead Oceans

Aug 14, 2018

Mitski Miyawaki has a hard task: She has to somehow produce a follow up to her 2016 album Puberty 2, a master-class of indie-rock with punk and balladeer edges that touched on identity, love, and rage. Mitski's new album, Be the Cowboy, doesn't quite reach those but it almost feels unfairif this wasn't following up such a monumental album, it would a great achievement.   More

Puberty 2

Puberty 2

Dead Oceans

Jul 06, 2016

Though the album's title bills it as a sequel of sorts to puberty, Mitski's Puberty 2 would perhaps be better titled as "puberty infinity." Its explorations of the ways humans love each other, hurt one another and balance soaring happiness with crippling sadness (often brought on by some manifestation of mental illness) suggest the highs and lows of puberty aren't a one time thing felt by teenagersor even a second thing felt by confused 20-somethings. More