Watch Mitski perform, Beastie Boys guest on “Kimmel”

Mitski and Beastie Boys appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night. Ad-Rock and Mike D from Beastie Boys discussed with Kimmel about their new memoir, Beastie Boys Book, their career, the late Adam Yauch, their relationship with Kool Moe Dee, and more. Mitski, the night’s musical guest, performed Be the Cowboy tracks “Two Slow Dancers” and “Nobody.” Watch it all below.

Mitski shares new “Washing Machine Heart” video

Mitski has shared a video for her Be the Cowboy song “Washing Machine Heart.” The video is directed by Zia Anger, who also had directed Mitski’s video for “Geyser.” Watch it via Tidal below.

Mitski unveils “Feed the Cowboy” ramen spoon

Mitski has announced a collection of merch following her new album, Be the Cowboy. She has started selling non-traditional merch like a ceramic ”Feed the Cowboy“ soup soon.” You can buy a “Dream the Cowboy” pillowcase and a “Free the Cowboy” combination lock as well. Find pictures of the new merch below, and order from her online store.

The spoon is currently sold out according to Mitski’s Twitter but they are planning on restocking.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Two Slow Dancers – Mitski

2. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore – Lucy Dacus

3. Asking 4 a Friend – Anna Burch

4. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin

5. Fear & Force – Vagabon

6. Water – Yowler

7. Out There – Lomelda

8. Smoke Signals – Phoebe Bridgers

9. Crane Your Neck – Lady Lamb

10. Flower Glass – Hand Habits

11. Dusty Eyes – Bedouine

12. Imaging My Man – Aldous Harding

13. I Tried – Caroline Says

14. Claudion – Helena Deland

15. Ballad 5 – Tess Roby

16. This Strange Effect – The Shacks

17. Your Name – Bernache

18. Whatever Comes to Mind – MorMor

19. 426 – Hana Vu

20. You Weren’t There Anymore -Negative Gemini

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Family and Friends – Young Jesus

2. Perfect Song – Special Explosion

3. Long zWave – Bonny Doon

4. Natural Devotion – The Spirit of the Beehive

5. Smoking Rock With an Angel in Milwakee – American Pleasure Club

6. 17 – Cool American

7. (You’re Better) Than Ever – illuminati hotties

8. SHort Court Style – Natalie Prass

9. Night Shift – Lucy Dacus

10. Nobody – Mitski

11. Three Futures – TORRES

12. House Show – Strange Ranger

13. Cubic Zirconia – No Thank You

14. The Bug Collector – Haley Heynderickx

15. Spells – Jenny Hval

16. Carcassonne – Angelo De Augstine

17. More of the Same – Caroline Rose

18. Sleep – Hatchie

19. Natural – Tanukichan

20. O.M.G. (I’m All Over It) – Jenn Champion

Watch Mitski’s video for new song “Nobody”

Mitski has shared a music video for her new song “Nobody,”the second song from her upcoming album, Be The Cowboy. Watch below. The surreal clip was filmed in five days in Kansas City and was directed by Christopher Good. “I’ve never been able to take this much time to shoot a video, so it was wonderful to have the space to get the details right, as well as actually hang out and have fun with everyone involved,” Mitski said in a statement. “This video made me fall unexpectedly in love with Kansas City.”

Mitski will be on tour until June 30, and and then will return to the road following the release of Be the Cowboy on August 17th.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. The Embers – Vagabon

2. On My Own – Alex Greenwald

3. I Don’t Feel So Alive – Gabriella Cohen

4. Pool Party – Julie Jacklin

5. Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers

6. Addictions – Lucy Dacus

7. Wrong For You – Molly Burch

8. Cave – Ruby Haunt

9. Make Out in My Car – Sufjan Version – Moses Sumney, Sufjan Stevens

10. Drinking Song – Haley Heynderickx

11. One Of These Days – Bedouine

12. Wool in the Wash – Crying

13. Geyser – Mitski

14. Columbia River – Lomelda

15. SIck – Peaer

16. Crane Your Neck – Lady Lamb

17. Strange Darling – Miya Folick

18. She Won’t Go Away – Faye Webster

19. If After All – Common Holly

20. Golden – Becca Mancari

Mitski announces tour

Mitski has announced a tour backing her upcoming album Be The Cowboy. Following a number of U.S. solo shows this month, she will tour with a full-band in Europe, the UK, Canada, and the United States. Check out Mitski’s tour schedule below. A number of tickets are available to buy here.

Be The Cowboy will come out August 17th via Dead Oceans and Mitski recently shared “Geyser” from the album along with its music video.


06-09 Bozeman, MT – Rialto Bozeman (solo)
06-12 Fort Collins, CO – The Armory (solo) ^
06-14 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf (solo) ^
06-15 El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace (solo) ^
06-16 Marfa, TX – Crowley Theater (solo) ^
06-20 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s (solo) ^
06-22 Gainesville, FL – High Dive (solo) ^
06-23 Savannah, GA – El Rocko (solo) ^
06-30 Woodstock, NY – Colony (solo) %
09-19 Manchester, England – Manchester Gorilla !
09-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Saint Luke’s !
09-22 Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli Theatre !
09-24 Leeds, England – Brudnell Social Club !
09-25 Bristol, England – Trinity Arts Centre !
09-26 London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire !
09-28 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie !
09-29 Antwerp, Belgium – TRIX !
10-01 Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9 !
10-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin) !
10-04 Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden !
10-05 Vesterbro, Denmark – Vega !
10-06 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich !
10-19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer &
10-20 Boston, MA – House of Blues &
10-21 Montreal, Quebec – L’Astral &
10-22 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House &
10-23 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick &
10-25 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre &
10-26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue &
10-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial &
10-31 Seattle, WA – The Showbox &
11-01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom &
11-03 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre &
11-07 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
11-08 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom &
11-10 Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin &
11-11 Dallas, TX – Trees &
11-13 Nashville, TN – The Basement East &
11-14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade: Hell Stage &
11-16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club &
11-30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
12-01 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

^ with Katie von Schleicher
% with Caroline Rose
! with EERA
& with Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mitski announces new album Be The Cowboy, shares new song “Geyser”

Mitski has announced a new album, Be The Cowboy out August 17th via Dead Oceans. “For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction,” Mitski said in a statement. While recording with her long-time producer Patrick Hyland, she said they continuously returned to “the image of someone alone on a stage, singing solo with a single spotlight trained on them in an otherwise dark room.” She continued, “For most of the tracks, we didn’t layer the vocals with doubles or harmonies, to achieve that campy ‘person singing alone on stage’ atmosphere.”

Mitski has also shared the album’s first single and video. Watch the video for “Geyser,” directed by Zia Anger below as well as the LP’s tracklist.

Be The Cowboy:

01 Geyser
02 Why Didn’t You Stop Me
03 Old Friend
04 A Pearl
05 Lonesome Love
06 Remember My Name
07 Me and My Husband
08 Come Into the Water
09 Nobody
10 Pink in the Night
11 A Horse Named Cold Air
12 Washing Machine Heart
13 Blue Light
14 Two Slow Dancers

Mitski collaborates with Xiu Xiu for new song “Between the Breaths”

Mitski and Xiu Xiu have put their forces together for a new song titled “Between the Breaths” for a film soundtrack. Listen to it below. It is from the soundtrack for John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming sci-fi comedy film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, based on Neil Gaiman’s short story. The film is set to be released in the states on May 18th.