Mitski streaming new LP, expands tour (updated dates); Voice Coils playing Trans-Pecos tonight
by Andrew Sacher
Mitski at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Halloween (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Brooklyn's Mitski releases her new album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, next week (11/11) via Double Double Whammy but you can now listen to it in full. Here's what we've said about the four singles that had come out so far:
She's already put out three singles from the album, and all of them have been different. The first, "First Love / Late Spring," is a dose of singer/songwriter pop, maybe the closest to her older material, but the next single, "Townie," changed any idea of her you may have had with its rougher '90s-style indie rock and Mitski's wailing vocals. Then came "I Don't Smoke," a distortion-coated slab of lo-fi with those powerful pipes intact once again.
Now she's returned with a fourth single from the album, "I Will." This one starts with minimal backing -- just bass and drums -- but similar to a song like Waxahatchee's "Brother Bryan," Mitski makes it sound like a folk song. Eventually keyboards come in too, adding a few more layers but still keeping the song from crossing over into a bigger pop territory.
The rest of the album only brings in more diversity, as you can hear for yourself by streaming it below.
As discussed, Mitski is going on a tour with folk singer Johanna Warren which hits NYC on November 13 at Silent Barn for her record release show. Since we last spoke, it was revealed that that bill also includes Eskimeaux and Told Slant, both of which are part of The Epoch collective and share members.
She's also since tacked on another NYC show happening after that tour on December 18 at Knitting Factory with two other Epoch bands, Bellows and Small Wonder, plus Atlanta's 100 Watt Horse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, you can catch Mitski singing in the proggy collective Voice Coils at Trans-Pecos TONIGHT (11/6) on a great bill that also includes Brooklyn noise rockers PC Worship and Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords.
Updated dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...
Mitski -- 2014 Tour Dates
11/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn w/ Eskimeaux, Told Slant*
11/14 - New Paltz, NY - Team Love Ravenhouse Gallery*
11/15 - Annandale, NY - Bard College*
11/17 - Purchase, NY - SUNY Purchase*
11/18 - Hudson, NY - The Half Moon*
11/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Vassar College*
11/21 - Troy, NY - Ground Zero*
11/22 - Bennington, VT - Bennington College*
11/24 - Amherst, MA - Hampshire College*
11/28 - Williamsport, PA - The Bullfrog*
11/30 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery*
12/1 - Ithaca, NY - Cornell University*
12/2 - Rochester, NY - Blue Brick Recordings*
12/3 - Buffalo, NY - House show (Address TBA)*
12/4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cool Shoes*
12/5 - Philadelphia, PA - TBA*
12/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory w/ Bellows, Small Wonder, 100 Watt Horse
* - w/ Johanna Warren