Gun Control Song of the Day – Mitski “Townie”

The neck cramp used to be the distinct malady of the big reader or the overly ambitious and generous lover. Yet, almost instantly our spines curved downwards towards our phones.

How shocking one found this when they finally noticed directly corresponds with the degree of neck ache. To the shoulder blades? “Oh, so this is what the passage of time feel’s like. Interesting.”

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Gun Control Song of The Day – Mitski “Your Best American Girl”

Mitski’s new album Puberty 2 debuted for streaming on NPR this week. It is awesome.

It’s the unfulfilled until now spiritual sequel to Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville, it might even have a Rolling Stone’s reference among the direct sexual references to really seal the deal. Ultimately it’s the tone and the composition that really link the two; each song has a distinct sonic fingerprint, but it all so obviously is part of a whole. You can see how it may have all started on one guitar, but Mitski’s sonic pallet is something to envy and utterly fail at reproducing.