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Mitski shares “Geyser” video, announces new album Be The Cowboy

The follow-up to 2016’s Puberty 2 is out August 17.

May 14, 2018

It's been almost two years since Mitski released Puberty 2, a standout record of 2016, and on Monday the N.Y.C. rocker announced Be The Cowboy, a new album out this year. Above, watch a music video for the project's first single "Geyser," a song that's as explosive and enchanting as its title suggests. Zia Anger directs the clip on a gloomy and funereal beachside while Mitski strikes desperate movements that hit at the longing at the heart of the song.

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Mitski wrote in a press release that Be The Cowboy is loosely written around a particular fictional character: “[She's] 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."

Be The Cowboy is out August 17 via Dead Oceans. Check out Mitski's upcoming tour dates below.

Mitski tour dates

6/9 - Bozeman, MT - Rialto Bozeman – solo
6/12 - Fort Collins, CO - The Armory ^ - solo
6/14 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf ^ - solo
6/15 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace ^ - solo
6/16 - Marfa, TX - Crowley Theater ^ - solo
6/20 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s ^ - solo
6/22 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive ^ - solo
6/23 - Savannah, GA - El Rocko ^ - solo
6/30 - Woodstock, NY - Colony % - solo
9/19 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Gorilla *
9/20 - Glasgow, UK - Saint Luke’s *
9/22 - Dublin, IE - Tivoli Theatre *
9/24 - Leeds, UK - Brudnell Social Club *
9/25 - Bristol, UK - Trinity Arts Centre *
9/26 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *
9/28 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie *
9/29 - Antwerp, BE - TRIX
10/1 - Cologne, DE - Gebäude 9 *
10/2 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin) *
10/4 - Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden *
10/5 - Vesterbro, DK - Vega *
10/6 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich *

# = w/ Briana Marela
^ = w/ Katie von Schleicher
% = w/ Caroline Rose
* = w/ EERA

Posted: May 14, 2018