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

Be the Cowboy Due Out August 17 via Dead Oceans

May 14, 2018 Photography by Bao Ngo
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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." Be the Cowboy is due out August 17 via Dead Oceans. Below is the "Geyser" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Mitski's upcoming tour dates.

The album is the follow-up to 2016's acclaimed Puberty 2 and was produced with longtime collaborator Patrick Hyland. In a press release, Mitski says she and Hyland were drawn to "the image of someone alone on a stage, singing solo with a single spotlight trained on them in an otherwise dark room. For most of the tracks, we didn't layer the vocals with doubles or harmonies to achieve that campy 'person singing alone on stage' atmosphere."

Mitski also says she "experimented in narrative and fiction" and had in mind "a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel. Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this 'character' clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a way to get out."

"I had been on the road for a long time," she adds, "which is so isolating, and had to run my own business at the same time. A lot of this record was me not having any feelings, being completely spent but then trying to rally myself and wake up and get back to Mitski."

Read our review of Puberty 2

Be the Cowboy Tracklist:

1. Geyser
2. Why Didn't You Stop Me
3. Old Friend
4. A Pearl
5. Lonesome Love
6. Remember My Name
7. Me And My Husband
8. Come Into the Water
9. Nobody
10. Pink in the Night
11. A Horse Named Cold Air
12. Washing Machine Heart
13. Blue Light
14. Two Slow Dancers

Mitski Tour Dates:

Sun. June 9 - Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Bozeman - solo
Tue. June 12 - Fort Collins, CO @ The Armory ^ - solo
Thu. June 14 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf ^ - solo
Fri. June 15 - El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace ^ - solo
Sat. June 16 - Marfa, TX @ Crowley Theater ^ - solo
Wed. June 20 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's ^ - solo
Fri. June 22 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive ^ - solo
Sat. June 23 - Savannah, GA @ El Rocko ^ - solo
Sat. June 30 - Woodstock, NY @ Colony % - solo
Wed. Sep. 19 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla *
Thu. Sep. 20 - Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke's *
Sat. Sep. 22 - Dublin, IE @ Tivoli Theatre *
Mon. Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club *
Thu. Sep. 25 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity Arts Centre *
Wed. Sep. 26 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire *
Fri. Sep. 28 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie *
Sat. Sep. 29 - Antwerp, BE @ TRIX
Mon. Oct. 1 - Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9 *
Tue. Oct. 2 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin) *
Thu. Oct. 4 - Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden *
Fri. Oct. 5 - Vesterbro, DK @ Vega *
Sat. Oct. 6 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich *
 
# = w/ Briana Marela
^ = w/ Katie von Schleicher
% = w/ Caroline Rose
* = w/ EERA

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May 14th 2018
1:39pm

Her new song Geyser gives you that feeling just like shown that you are on the beach and it’s supposed to be all you need but you are missing that structure that you built with somebody.

Notice how the wooden platforms are missing their top of the bridge. The top disappeared when your significant other left you.

You were almost ready to spend your whole life with them, but they had to take the best part of your structure away from you.

Now that bridge is worthless. That’s the kind of meaning that this song brings to my attention.

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