Mitski

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rough-hewn folk and discordant indie pop. It's streamlined by Mitski's radiant voice, which sounds about halfway between Jennifer Castle and Dee Dee Ramone.

Haven't listened to this Brooklyn resident yet, but does she really sound kinda like Dee Dee

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 13:26 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Finally listening to this now, after reading hype for their DC gig last night with Eskimeaux and Elvis Depressedly. Bob Boilen at NPR loves her/them. She does not sound like Dee Dee Ramone.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Kind of a 90s indie emo feel to it

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 23:40 (three years ago) Permalink

they just recorded an NPR Tiny Desk show

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 23:42 (three years ago) Permalink

She/they were great when I saw hem open for Screaming Females a bit ago. Most recent album has some solid earworms.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Little bit of discussion of Mitski on the Speedy Ortiz thread:

Speedy Ortiz

o. nate, Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:03 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

whoa this is gr8

Laertiades (imago), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:16 (two years ago) Permalink

YES!! Is it premature to call it my favourite album of the year without hearing it? This song is everything.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Mitski/Oranssi Pazuzu '16

Laertiades (imago), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:14 (two years ago) Permalink

And as Brad will surely remind us, "I like it when you sleep...." isn't on Spotify for another week

Laertiades (imago), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:15 (two years ago) Permalink

this is such a beautiful noise tho, she's gone widescreen

Laertiades (imago), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:15 (two years ago) Permalink

new song is so plodding and tuneless. nothing she's done has been as good as "Townie," incredible song

flappy bird, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

... ?

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:29 (two years ago) Permalink

this song is all tune

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

also i love puberty 2 as an album title, one thing that strikes me about mitski is she's incredibly funny

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:33 (two years ago) Permalink

it's a brilliant title yeah, love the cover font too

Laertiades (imago), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

new song is so plodding and tuneless.

o_O

This song is massive and beautiful and makes my heart swell.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 11 March 2016 05:15 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

would just like to reiterate how fucking amazing this song is

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

we were reflecting on that very fact the other night

Laertiades (imago), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:32 (two years ago) Permalink

It is my favourite song of the year so far. Definitely going to see her in April! Excited daily about this.

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

fuck i haven't related to something so deeply specific in a while, this is a great video

j. winters (josh), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 18:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I have feelings about this video. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but if I am, I don't want to be right.

(Love/partnership/etc looks appealing from afar, then when you see it on full display you realize how absurd and ridiculous it is.)

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 14 April 2016 01:32 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm still working out how I feel about the production but, yeah, good tune. It clicks better for me without the video but I'm weird like that. It's funny: in my head, she is the singer for Voice Coils first and foremost. The solo work seems on paper like something that I would write off as retro-90s alt-rock meh but her voice and melodies can make it connect.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2016 01:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Putting it on for the fourth time.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2016 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Sixth.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:23 (two years ago) Permalink

It is super addictive, yeah.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:28 (two years ago) Permalink

<i>It's funny: in my head, she is the singer for Voice Coils first and foremost. </i>

this is so goofy to me; I didn't know anyone had ever seen Voice Coils

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen the video yet but the song does that thing where the first chorus is the best thing ever, then the second chorus comes in really quickly and it's twice as good as the first chorus. These are all the feels post-metal was going for, packed into three minutes and intensified

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:22 (two years ago) Permalink

shes no longer in voice coils ftr

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen Voice Coils live if that's what you meant, Jimmy, but they made some of my favourite rock music from the last couple of years.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:01 (two years ago) Permalink

I mean, I recognize that more people are probably familiar with her indie singer-songwriter work than with the glorious prog of Voice Coils. That's why it's funny.

Hi! I'm twice-coloured! (Sund4r), Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:04 (two years ago) Permalink

ya i think we approach this funny in the same way but from opposite ends lulz

How Butch, I mean (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 April 2016 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Still pissed her UK date sold out in basically seconds

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

guess she's more popular overseas; still tix available for the show in my town.

def agree w/ brad's comment upthread that she's v funny.

dc, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I have feelings about this video. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but if I am, I don't want to be right.

(Love/partnership/etc looks appealing from afar, then when you see it on full display you realize how absurd and ridiculous it is.)

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:32 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

don't forget the racial aspect

, Friday, 15 April 2016 11:12 (two years ago) Permalink

The racial aspect seems like the key element in it (I saw a story online where she acknowledges this). Japanese woman spurned by clean-cut white American boy who first leads her on

curmudgeon, Friday, 15 April 2016 14:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I picked up on that too after I read the story, but initially I thought she really captured and condensed the timeline of "this person I like likes me" -> "oh no, this person is with someone else now" -> "look at those assholes!"

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 15 April 2016 14:27 (two years ago) Permalink

lol I guess that's a difference between you and me in that that's literally the first thing i noticed 10 seconds in

, Friday, 15 April 2016 14:49 (two years ago) Permalink

don't forget the racial aspect

― 龜, Friday, April 15, 2016 4:12 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^

j. winters (josh), Friday, 15 April 2016 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I love the sound of that sax.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 15:16 (two years ago) Permalink

shove off radiohead, this is more like it

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 15:46 (two years ago) Permalink

the ending is the most wonderfully antisocial thing i've heard all year <3

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 15:48 (two years ago) Permalink

this album's going to be great

ufo, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 15:56 (two years ago) Permalink

:'D

propaganda for the American springtime (tangenttangent), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 16:19 (two years ago) Permalink

this is so good

And the cry rang out all o'er the town / Good Heavens! Tay is down (imago), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 21:35 (two years ago) Permalink

i mean, there is some humor in the frisson that comes from singing "i'm a coward" as the beat picks up steam. but idk.

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the big and small verse is heartbreaking, kinda feels like at least a little tongue-in-cheek to juxtapose against that fun lil' guitar darting in

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:27 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, there is irony but it is very bitter

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lonesome love is dope

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I wrote this elsewhere but the real comparison point for me isn't "Lovefool" but "Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)"

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

oh yeah, that's a good point

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

coincidentally one of the best songs ever

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

idk maybe i'm just caught up but i legitimately cannot think of an artist whose music i've enjoyed more this decade, am i what the internet calls a "stan" now?

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

only if you start personally attacking people who think otherwise

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

but the only person who i hear talk shit about mitski is... mitski

oh no

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 23 August 2018 19:59 (four weeks ago) Permalink

cardigans talk is on point in that i think a lot of mitski's musical refs are out of the mid to late 90s.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 August 2018 23:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I really enjoy the yellow bedroom in the Nobody video.

I'd really like DJ Koze to remix Nobody along the lines of his remix of Lapsley's Operator.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ya need some edits of that track def

flopson, Friday, 24 August 2018 07:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Wow. My favorite album of hers so far by a long shot. Elliott Smith comparison is otm, not only the arrangements but the vocal melodies. But not something I would've heard if you hadn't mentioned it or something I ever heard on her first two records.

flappy bird, Saturday, 25 August 2018 06:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

the more time i spend with this album the more blown away i am

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:00 (six days ago) Permalink

only a shitty curmudgeon or an idiot would hate this music

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:03 (six days ago) Permalink

sorry i don't know why i put it like that. but yeah it's sensational

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:03 (six days ago) Permalink

i agree. or someone is afraid of examining what loneliness has done to them over the years, because this is something mitski gets right into

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:04 (six days ago) Permalink

while also doing (CRASS ANALOGY ALERT) for indie what wire did for punk

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:04 (six days ago) Permalink

i do know why i put it like that btw - loads of the RYM reviews have been low-to-tepid, and the only track they want to talk about is Nobody, because people are shit listeners

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:06 (six days ago) Permalink

i think over time it will become some kind of classic. it hits a certain mood that i haven't quite heard in anything else, but that feels very of our moment.

the one that is killing me today is "lonesome love."

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:07 (six days ago) Permalink

maybe universal not of our moment. but it hits something nothing else does and there will be listeners in the future that will go back to it over and over

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:12 (six days ago) Permalink

the mood is pure undistilled ¬_¬

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:14 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah but all the while under the surface you're a geyer, hear it call, hear it call, hear it call to me

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:16 (six days ago) Permalink

yeah that is part of ¬_¬ though - the desire to burst out, to be something, to be romantic

imago, Sunday, 16 September 2018 18:19 (six days ago) Permalink

bang it up inside ¬_¬

maffew12, Monday, 17 September 2018 00:18 (five days ago) Permalink

I am still blown away by the brilliance of “Me and My Husband”

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:17 (four days ago) Permalink

her deployment of Britpop horns (and that jaunty organ!) on that song and elsewhere on the album is amazing

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Any article I read about Mitski totally turns me off from her music. Especially the exclaim one. She’s probably good tho - just a reminder that interviews with artists can be bad

Ross, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:09 (four days ago) Permalink

I don't... really get why?

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:20 (four days ago) Permalink

I don't get it either.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:24 (four days ago) Permalink

yea me neither, the one about Hitchcock heroines?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:03 (four days ago) Permalink

There’s no way I can respond to this without pissing someone off. I’ll get round to the music eventually

Ross, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:31 (four days ago) Permalink

I'm not pissed off just confused, I read the Exclaim interview and it seemed fine

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Is it the comment about her supposedly not being allowed to noodle because she's not a straight white guy? That wasn't in the Exclaim interview, though.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 20:56 (four days ago) Permalink

Xpost no - not saying anyone here will be pissed off, it just doesn’t benefit to diss well liked artists on ilm, hopefully that’s fair

Ross, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:02 (four days ago) Permalink

not really no. it's actually worse and more frustrating to say that an interview annoyed you without saying why. also it makes us wonder about your motivations

imago, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:35 (four days ago) Permalink

I just found it highly serious and high concept, the film stuff etc

Not the first one I’ve read either. Anyways I’m not going to argue this further but Christ.

Ross, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:38 (four days ago) Permalink

Sure the music is perfectly fine

Not everyone respects artists philosophies the same way. I’m sure some of you don’t like artists I like

Ross, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:40 (four days ago) Permalink

¬_¬

imago, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:40 (three days ago) Permalink

Talking about film: a new milestone in highbrow contempt.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:47 (three days ago) Permalink

fair enuff
she makes good tunes tho ross i think you'll like it

start with 'townie' i reckon

nxd, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:42 (three days ago) Permalink

Townie is good thanks Nxd

Ross, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:39 (three days ago) Permalink

I never really read her interviews but I’m enthusiastic about the music. Maybe this is a new phase in listening for me—I used to always want to know who I was listening to.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:47 (three days ago) Permalink

mitski is an extremely intelligent person who is great in interviews and on social media :)

monotony, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:50 (three days ago) Permalink

also this record is one of my favourites of 2018!

monotony, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:50 (three days ago) Permalink

for what it's worth this record is nothing like the film she mentioned, I'm sure it was an influence in some 25-dimensional chess way but it also has a very dark ending (at least the book does) that has no corresponding part in the record

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:58 (three days ago) Permalink

where is this film interview? i'd been thinking about how vivid the imagery on this album is (coupled with the music videos too) and been wondering how much she thought about that kind of big picture focus for everything related to the record

be the cowboy dan, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:34 (eight hours ago) Permalink

nvm, found it. im unfamiliar with the film she's talking about but interested in listening to the album with a different perspective

be the cowboy dan, Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:35 (eight hours ago) Permalink

mitskkkkkiiiiiii

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 22 September 2018 02:15 (seven hours ago) Permalink


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