RIYL: Japanese Breakfast, Big Thief, Laura Marling
Label: Dead Oceans
New York singer-songwriter MitskiÂ Miyawaki has beenÂ drafting her unique niche in the vast landscape of earnest songwriters since her self-released digital-only debut in 2012 titled Lush.Â Her breakthrough album Puberty 2 in 2016 hoisted her to the top of her class with insta-classic songs likeÂ Your Best American GirlÂ and Happy, showcasing her powerful lyrical prowess and her varied styles, often building from minimal acoustic and synth textures into anthemic guitar-driven epics.Â What makes Mitski so interesting is her emotional versatility, from sweet and sublimeÂ to snarling angst.Â Be the CowboyÂ 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 handkerchiefÂ (you know, to add to your silk handkerchief collection), a CD copy of the album (remember those?) and a gargantuan 27″ xÂ 39″ poster.Â You can grab that HERE for $30.Â 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.Â We’ll update these as they sell out.
LIMITED EDITION BUNDLES
1. 'BE THE COWBOYâ€™ LP ON LIMITED EDITION â€śCOKE BOTTLE GREENâ€ť VINYL IN A GATEFOLD JACKET, PACKAGED WITH 27â€ť X 39â€ť 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 â€śGEYSER"
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive