The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Watch SASAMI & Snail Mail Cover Mitski In DC

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SASAMIRecent Artist To Watch SASAMI has opened for Snail Mail and Mitski, and she’s going to play some more shows with Snail Mail during the latter’s upcoming tour this summer. Last night, SASAMI performed at DC9 in Washington, DC, and Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan came out to join her for a cover of … More »

Mac DeMarco Talks Mitski, #MeToo, & More In New Interview

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Mac DeMarcoLast month, when Mac DeMarco announced his new album Here Comes The Cowboy with the lead single “Nobody,” Mitski fans quickly noted the similarities to her 2018 LP Be The Cowboy, which also had a single called “Nobody.” Some of those fans were pretty mad at himMore »

Mitski – “Let’s Get Married” (Bleachers Cover)

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Last year, Jack Antonoff announced that throughout 2019 he’d be releasing Terrible Thrills Vol. 3, the latest iteration of his efforts to put out cover albums of his Bleachers LPs at the end of every era. In 2019, he’ll put out a series of 7″s featuring songs from 2017’s Gone NowMore »

Mac DeMarco – “Nobody” Video

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Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy“There’s no turning back to nobody,” Mac DeMarco sings on the lead single from his new album. “There’s no second chance, no third degree.” The song a low-key lament about the perils of fame, yet from that personal subject matter DeMarco manages to wring universal feelings of longing and regret. It’s a beauty — despite … More »

Watch Mitski Play Two Songs On Kimmel

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Mitski-KimmelMitski has had one hell of a year. In recent memory, she was still a thoroughly DIY artist. Now, she’s on one of those crazy ascensions where someone rockets out of the indie world and becomes a household name. Newfound fame was already on her mind in 2017, but it seems like it … More »

The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

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For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017 out of the 899 people nominated, only 9.3% were women — not even double digits! The surge of enlightenment and optimism ushered in with #MeToo and Time’s Up … More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

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vidsIn the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn’t last. Music videos still exist on television, but niche ventures like the MTV Jams Channel only exist in the shadowy nether reaches of cable subscriptions, and that’s not where music videos … More »

Mitski continues to Be the Cowboy, wrangles spring tour of the southern-est places on earth

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I can’t even blame this on a spontaneous boycott of all non-TMT publications, since we’ve been covering her for a couple of years now, but I’ve been totally oblivious to the burgeoning popularity that’s undoubtedly come with each new Mitski full-length.

Her latest, unofficial homage to the rootinest, tootinest finally earned my attention due to it being verbally promoted by the squirrels in my neighborhood; and for an artist who somewhat famously prefers to keep her personal life private, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has certainly made the rounds getting Be the Cowboy to at least the back of everybody’s minds. Here she is doing an interview on the Stewart-less Daily Show, for instance. And there are currently crazy and unfounded rumors of an imminent plan to infiltrate your television sets à la the infamous “Big Brother.” Only, instead of “Newspeak,” she’ll just be talking casually. (Say whaaaaat?)

Less creepily, Mitski just concluded a North American tour. So now it’s time to take it easy for a few years and watch the accolades roll in! …And by “take it easy,” I mean: quickly reign in the new year and then IMMEDIATELY start prepping for an international tour shortly thereafter. The countries receiving the focus this time around are essentially all in the vicinity of Oceania, but you’ve got some airline miles socked away, right?

Check out all the dates “down under” the clip:

01.28.19 – Auckland, New Zealand – Laneway Festival
02.02.19 – Brisbane, Australia – Laneway Festival
02.03.19 – Sydney, Australia – Laneway Festival
02.04.19 – Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory
02.07.19 – Melbourne, Australia – The Corner Hotel
02.09.19 – Melbourne, Australia – Laneway Festival
02.12.19 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya WWW X
02.13.19 – Osaka, Japan – Umeda SHANGRI-LA
02.15.19 – Seoul, South Korea – Rolling Hall
02.16.19 – Taipei, Taiwan – The Wall
02.18.19 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Bee
02.20.19 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Rossi Musik
02.23.19 – Singapore – EBX Live Space