Back when spring was making way for summer, we introduced you to Brooklyn-based Mitski with “First Love / Late Spring,” a gorgeous track that’s still among the best of the year. It served as a preamble to the singer-songwriter’s new full-length, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, which comes out in November. “Townie” is the second offering from that album and it clips along with an oppressive urgency born out of frustration and rebellion. “I’m holding my breath with a baseball bat, though I don’t know what I’m waiting for/ I’m not gonna be what my daddy wants me to be.” The song is filled with violently beautiful metaphors, euphoric flashes of red: “I want a love that falls as fast as a body from the balcony, and I wanna kiss like my heart is chasing me down.” Mitski’s wonderful voice soars above walloping guitars, loud and vibrant, yet controlled and precise at the same time. Listen below.
10/02 Brooklyn @ The Silent Barn *
10/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project *
10/10 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls Basement *
10/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Bike Shop *
10/12 Chicago, OH @ Beat Kitchen *
10/14 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studios *
10/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
10/16 Salt Lake City, NE @ The Loading Dock *
10/17 Boise, ID @ The Crux *
10/24 CMJ @ The Silent Barn
* w/ LVL UP
Bury Me At Makeout Creek is out 11/11 via Double Double Whammy.