Artist of the Day: Mitski

posted by Matt Jarrells on 07/11/2017

July 11, 2017

Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki began recording in 2012 as a music student at SUNY-Purchase.  Her first two albums Lush and Retired From a Sad, New Career in Business were her student projects and they were recorded with the professionalism and production values that came with an academic setting, her second album even featured support from a 60-person student orchestra. 

The title of her third album 2014's Bury Me at Makeout Creek is an obscure Simpson's reference and the album itself saw Mitski turn away from the polished studio recordings of her student albums. The album was recorded in a much more stripped-down, DIY manner, and swapped out the 60 person orchestra for distorted guitars.

It was on her fourth studio album  2016's Puberty 2, that Mitski broke out and received massive critical acclaim.  The album along with the single "Your Best American Girl" ended up on many best of the year lists, including those of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.  Mitski is set to play a show at the Pyramid Scheme tomorrow night and joins WYCE for a live in-studio session Thursday afternoon at 1:30!

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