All eyes are on Mitski in her new music video ”Geyser”

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Mitski | photo by Bao Ngo | courtesy of the artist

An anticipated set during night one of WXPN’s Non-COMM convention is from indie rocker Mitski Miyawaki, who just announced her latest full-length, Be The Cowboy, out August 17th via Dead Oceans Records. The album’s leadoff single ”Geyser,” released yesterday, truly emphasizes the intensity of Mitski’s vocals. It delivers a haunting, yet serene atmosphere — a feeling reflected in the music video, which takes place on a beach with dark skies and Mitski dead center and alone, dancing and gesturing for the camera.

There is a great deal of symbolism in ”Geyser” and in the music video itself, as she explained in a press release.

“For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction,” comments Mitski. Though she hesitates to go so far as to say she created full-on characters, she reveals she 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.”

In June, Mitski will be kicking off her North American Solo Tour of Beautiful Places. Although Philly is not included in the dates, her Non-COMM set takes place tonight at World Cafe Live, and can be heard on WXPN as well as watched on VuHaus beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. More details are available via NPR Music here.

Watch Mitski’s music video “Geyser” and Be The Cowboy tracklist below.

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

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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