Mitski is a pretty exciting and singular performer, no? Her new album due in September is worth all of the year end gongs it’ll get for the work put into the title alone, The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We. (Dead Oceans)
Which land, I might wonder? I’d traveled this summer to a small European country, with approximately 25% of the population of the UK. So, small, and was wowed by the standard of living and how healthy the people in that country looked. And how all relaxed and friendly the citizens appeared to be. It looked like a country that was working together on the notion that quality of life for all is of basic importance. I got back to a place that seems quite inhospitable and where plenty of folks are seemingly quite proud to say “and so are we.”
Anyway. Mitski. Keeping up with the Metallica’s of this world and their movie night LP release is a way to go, and as a variation on that theme, Mitski is aligning and celebrating the release of The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We with a whole bunch of movie nights in various cities across the globe. Metallica just had their own movie but Mitski is way more generous, culling some personal faves from the history of cinema for a series of Album Listening and FIlm viewing parties. Top music and film double features, then.
Mitski's listening/viewing events take place on September 7th & 14th in selected international locales and the LP will be available on September 15th. These events will be presented in movie theaters usual suspect cities including Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nashville, Sydney, and New York and at Tokyo’s planetarium.
The films include Days of Heaven (dir. Terrence Malick, 1978), Desert Hearts (dir. Donna Deitch, 1986), Drugstore Cowboy (dir. Gus Van Sant, 1989), and La Strada (dir. Federico Fellini, 1954).
Japan’s event will take place on September 14th at Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya, and will pair images of the night sky as attendees listen to the album.
At each event, attendees will receive a limited edition poster created exclusively for the series.
F)or tickets and more information, visit https://mitski.com/.
The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We Music & Film Double Features
Thursday, September 7th, 2023
Chicago, IL @ Davis Theater [Drugstore Cowboy]
Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre [La Strada]
Los Angeles, CA @ Brain Dead Studios Fairfax [Days of Heaven]
Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theatre [Drugstore Cowboy]
New York, NY @ Village East by Angelika [Desert Hearts]
London, UK @ Everyman Screen on the Green [Desert Hearts]
Sydney, AU @ Ritz Cinemas [Days of Heaven]
Melbourne, AU @ Lido Cinemas [Days of Heaven]
Tokyo Planetarium Album Listening Experience
Thursday, September 14th @ Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya
Main Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz