Mitski

Mitski & Xiu Xiu – “Between the Breaths”

Mitski has released a unusual new song today, a collaboration with Xiu Xiu featured on the soundtrack for the John-Cameron-Mitchell-directed sci-fi comedy How to Talk to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 20, 2018

Mitski Announces Summer Tour

Mitski is embarking on an unusual North American jaunt this summer. Performing alone, her 9-date "A Solo Tour of Beautiful Places" includes dates in Montana,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 8, 2018

Watch Sitting, A New Short Film Starring Mitski

Mitski is the star of a new short film by writer and director Emily Yoshida, a Spin contributing writer and film critic at New York Magazine. Yoshida's short,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 1, 2017

Hear Mitski Cover Billie Holiday for Planned Parenthood

Mitski has shared a new cover Billie Holiday's "I'm a Fool to Want You" as part of the 7-inches for Planned Parenthood Compilation. Announced this…
Rob Arcand / October 19, 2017

Angel Olsen, Mitski, Toro Y Moi, How to Dress Well, More Contribute to Anti-Trump Song Project Our First 100 Days

Much is made of a new president's first 100 days in office, when an incoming commander in chief—usually riding a wave of public support—tackles top…
Anna Gaca / January 13, 2017

Mitski Announces More North American Tour Dates

After spending a good portion of last year touring, it looks like Mitski is going to be doing more of the same this year. The…
Brian Josephs / January 9, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

In 2016, Emo Entered Another Green World

Bands who were already uncomfortable with "emo" were branded with an even more derogatory term in 2016: "hippies." Modern Baseball grew their hair long; Evan…
Ian Cohen / December 19, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

Beyoncé, Blood Orange, Mitski, and More: Navigating Protest Music in 2016 and Beyond

When Lemonade premiered on HBO in April, it seemed like there was nothing Beyoncé couldn’t do. If she could make the poetry of Warsan Shire…
Judy Berman / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Mitski Offers Guest List Spots to POC and LGBTQ Fans in Red States

Donald Trump's campaign rode on rhetoric that villainized people of color, while Mike Pence is known for his anti-LGBTQ and anti-women stances. Mitski, who's currently…
Brian Josephs / November 11, 2016

Video: Mitski – “A Burning Hill”

Mitski put out her phenomenal, deeply cathartic album Puberty 2 earlier this year, and she just shared a video for its pensive closing track, "A Burning Hill." The video…
Charles Innis / October 11, 2016

Q&A: Jay Som on Her Drunkenly Bandcamped Debut and ‘Mind-Blowing’ Tour With Mitski

"We love you, you little twerp," says Michelle Zauner, frontwoman to dream-pop outfit Japanese Breakfast. It's the last night of tour, and Zauner's onstage sending love…
Matt Malone / August 12, 2016

Review: Mitski Really Gives Emo Something to Write Home About on ‘Puberty 2′

Much as it's reviled by its practitioners, the label of what is or isn’t "emo" has always been more of a, hm, dick move to…
Dan Weiss / June 13, 2016
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