RIYL: Japanese Breakfast, Big Thief, Laura Marling
Label: Dead Oceans
New York singer-songwriter Mitski¬†Miyawaki has been¬†drafting her unique niche in the vast landscape of earnest songwriters since her self-released digital-only debut in 2012 titled Lush.¬† Her breakthrough album Puberty 2 in 2016 hoisted her to the top of her class with insta-classic songs like¬†Your Best American Girl¬†and Happy, showcasing her powerful lyrical prowess and her varied styles, often building from minimal acoustic and synth textures into anthemic guitar-driven epics.¬† What makes Mitski so interesting is her emotional versatility, from sweet and sublime¬†to snarling angst.¬† Be the Cowboy¬†picks up where Puberty 2 left off, so let’s just go ahead and assume that it’s gonna be f-ing great.
Dead Oceans has a deluxified package that comes with a silk handkerchief¬†(you know, to add to your silk handkerchief collection), a CD copy of the album (remember those?) and a gargantuan 27″ x¬†39″ poster.¬† You can grab that HERE for $30.¬† The colored vinyl will also be sold at various online distro sites like Bullmoose and the like, though, so if it’s vinyl and ONLY vinyl you crave, smash the ‘buy’ link and it’ll take you to Shuga Records.¬† We’ll update these as they sell out.
LIMITED EDITION BUNDLES
1. 'BE THE COWBOY‚Äô LP ON LIMITED EDITION ‚ÄúCOKE BOTTLE GREEN‚ÄĚ VINYL IN A GATEFOLD JACKET, PACKAGED WITH 27‚ÄĚ X 39‚ÄĚ POSTER.
2. ONE 100% SILK HANDKERCHIEF, RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM 2 LIMITED EDITION MITSKI DESIGNS.
3. 'BE THE COWBOY' ON CD IN 6-PANEL WALLET
4. INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF ‚ÄúGEYSER"
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive