Bury Me At Makeout Creek
About this deal
Comprised of various labels we know and love at Rough Trade (Bella Union, ATO, Speedy Wunderground, Phantasy, Heavenly, Mute and more) PIAS [Recordings] filter through some of the most diverse artistry to our racks, which we greatly enjoy digging into. She has also received widespread attention for her “cathartic” live shows as dubbed by The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica. The projects, combined with completing her degree while working outside jobs to pay rent, left Mitski exhausted, a state which heavily influenced the creation of the album.
Now with a massively successful US tour opening for sweet soul darlings Thee Sacred Souls behind him, 2023 is sure to be a propitious year for Daptone's newest signee.The song "Francis Forever" was covered by Marceline the Vampire Queen in the episode "The Music Hole" from the eighth season of Adventure Time. A beautiful ode to growing up and finding oneself, Bury Me at Makeout Creek is an evocative lyrical masterpiece that explores the angst of youth, the hope of the future, and the hopelessness of interpersonal connection and preparing for death, set to noisy guitars and catchy indie-rock melodies.
But it's Mitski's talent for penning deep-cutting lyrics that makes this album soar: "If your hands need to break more than trinkets in your room / You can lean on my arm as you break my heart. However, as college graduation inched closer, Mitski moved away from the concert hall and into the campus’s active DIY scene.Other than that the audio is a great balance between the instrumental and her vocals which I feel like gets lost listening to it digitally. I will retire to the Salton Sea / At the age of 23 / For I'm starting to learn I may never be free," she confesses in 'Drunk Walk Home,' before screaming into a void of distorted guitars.
I was so young when I behaved 25,” Mitski sings on ‘First Love / Late Spring’, “yet now I find I’ve grown into a tall child. My copy is nowhere near as blue as the images here, it’s closer to a coke bottle color (although it’s definitely not the coke bottle Newbury variant, as I bought this directly from VMP before the Newbury versions were even put up for sale. Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault] Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault] Agora Hills My Love Mine All Mine “Slut!I hadn't listened to this full album in a few years, and now that I have I can pretty confidently say it's one of the best of the 2010s.