Here we are again, ready to warm you up for the forthcoming 2017 edition of Primavera Sound by spending a few words about one of the most deserving artists of this year’s line-up. Mitski (full name Mitski Myawaki) is a Japanese/American songstress-songwriter who will ride the Pitchfork stage during friday evening with her strong, indie-rock attitude.
She released her first albums, Lush (2012), and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013), while she was studying composition at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. After her graduation she moved to NY and released her third, acclaimed album in November 2014. Entitled bury me at makeout creek, it was a touching straight indie-rock ten-pieces work, which was able to actually almost make you feel the guitar chords, the words and the bass line on your body and flesh. It received critical praise from the specialised press and finally granted her the exposure she deserved.
Two years later, on June 2016, Mitsky released via Dead Oceans, her latest album, Puberty 2, a personal and introspective work which received the strongest public acclamation. Her last fatigue also showed her musical evolution: both melody and structure are more complex and refined compared with the previous album, and they testify the influence of multiple different genres.
As we said, Mitsky will play at the Primavera on friday the 2nd. The live version of Puberty 2 is said to be slightly different from the studio recording, since the artist herself rearranged it to be played on venues and that surely a further incentive for our curiosity. We suggest not to miss the exhibition of this valuable jap-american artist: the premises are promising indeed.