Live Photos: Mitski Brings the Intensity to a Near-Dark NYC Set

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Live Photos: Mitski Brings the Intensity to a Near-Dark NYC Set

The music journalism community is currently in the midst of tallying all of the reviews, opinions and song counts that occupied 2016. While we’re not psychics here at Paste, we’d bet our vinyl crates that Mitski’s ornate eye-opener Puberty 2 will take a huge amount of that pop culture real estate in the coming weeks. The soulful singer/songwriter’s fourth LP swings between comical, sincere and devastating at a song’s notice (or sometimes within the same track, as in album opener “Happy”). The titular musician has remained largely private throughout her ascent, so her live shows are a fleeting window into the singer’s world. Paste caught Mitski’s recent show at Webster Hall, where she performed as a trio shrouded in near darkness. Check out photographer Julia Drummond’s gallery from the intense show, which had the crowd singing along with almost every song.

Song Highlights
Your Best American Girl
First Love / Late Spring
Thursday Girl
Francis Forever