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Laurel Hell

by Mitski

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rachel Icy and distant, I didn't appreciate Laurel Hell at first, but that was because I hadn't found the piece of me that could understand it. I found it. It hurt.

Laurel Hell is artistic but not at the expense of its honesty and vulnerable without sacrificing technical mastery...Mitski's done it again. Favorite track: I Guess.
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lcsrpglgjj Nearly no skips album (sorry stay soft !) impecable addition to the collection. i feel like if mitski went full recluse and was given full creative control she would produce a god tier album like fetch the bolt cutters or have one on me. this is like pope level good. Favorite track: Valentine, Texas.
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tendersword beat the #1 spot for fave mitski album Favorite track: Heat Lightning.
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    "1. 'Laurel Hell' on black vinyl
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day"

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    "1. 'Laurel Hell' on CD
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day"

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    With the art lover, the collector, and the super-fan in mind, four limited edition slip covers are offered for the standard CD. Each slip cover is graced with snaking lyrics excerpted from "Valentine, Texas"—the opening track of Laurel Hell—and each slip cover features special silver ink and a different typographic design. Inside the slip cover you will find the standard CD and packaging.

    The series includes four versions: STAY, SOFT, GET, EATEN

    1. 'Laurel Hell' on CD with STAY Art
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurel Hell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14.98 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With the art lover, the collector, and the super-fan in mind, four limited edition slip covers are offered for the standard CD. Each slip cover is graced with snaking lyrics excerpted from "Valentine, Texas"—the opening track of Laurel Hell—and each slip cover features special silver ink and a different typographic design. Inside the slip cover you will find the standard CD and packaging.

    The series includes four versions: STAY, SOFT, GET, EATEN

    Includes:
    1. 'Laurel Hell' on CD with SOFT Art
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurel Hell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14.98 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With the art lover, the collector, and the super-fan in mind, four limited edition slip covers are offered for the standard CD. Each slip cover is graced with snaking lyrics excerpted from "Valentine, Texas"—the opening track of Laurel Hell—and each slip cover features special silver ink and a different typographic design. Inside the slip cover you will find the standard CD and packaging.

    The series includes four versions: STAY, SOFT, GET, EATEN

    Includes:
    1. 'Laurel Hell' on CD with GET Art
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurel Hell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14.98 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With the art lover, the collector, and the super-fan in mind, four limited edition slip covers are offered for the standard CD. Each slip cover is graced with snaking lyrics excerpted from "Valentine, Texas"—the opening track of Laurel Hell—and each slip cover features special silver ink and a different typographic design. Inside the slip cover you will find the standard CD and packaging.

    The series includes four versions: STAY, SOFT, GET, EATEN

    Includes:
    1. 'Laurel Hell' on CD with EATEN Art
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurel Hell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14.98 USD or more 

     

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    "1. 'Laurel Hell' on Red Solid Cassette
    2. Instant download of 'Working for the Knife' and 'The Only Heartbreaker'
    3. Digital download code for the album (as a .zip file containing 320kbps mp3s) redeemable on release day"

    Includes unlimited streaming of Laurel Hell via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Everyone 03:47
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Love Me More 03:32
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I Guess 02:15
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about

We don’t typically look to pop albums to answer our cultural moment, let alone to meet the soul hunger left in the wake of global catastrophe. But occasionally, an artist proves the form more malleable and capacious than we knew. With Laurel Hell, Mitski cements her reputation as an artist in possession of such power - capable of using her talent to perform the alchemy that turns our most savage and alienated experiences into the very elixir that cures them.

Her critically beloved last album, Be the Cowboy, built on the breakout acclaim of 2016’s Puberty 2 and launched her from cult favorite to indie star. She ascended amid a fever of national division, and the grind of touring and pitfalls of increased visibility influenced her music as much as her spirit. Like the mountain laurels for this new album is named, public perception, like the intoxicating prism of the internet, can offer an alluring façade that obscures a deadly trap—one that tightens the more you struggle. Exhausted by this warped mirror, and our addiction to false binaries, she began writing songs that stripped away the masks and revealed the complex and often contradictory realities behind them.

She wrote many of these songs during or before 2018, while the album finished mixing in May 2021. It is the longest span of time Mitski has ever spent on a record, and a process that concluded amid a radically changed world. She recorded Laurel Hell with her longtime producer Patrick Hyland throughout the isolation of a global pandemic, during which some of the songs “slowly took on new forms and meanings, like seed to flower.” Sometimes it’s hard to see the change when you’re the agent of it, but for the lucky rest of us, Mitski has written a soundtrack for transformation, a map to the place where vulnerability and resilience, sorrow and delight, error and transcendence can all sit within our humanity, can all be seen as worthy of acknowledgment, and ultimately, love.

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released February 4, 2022

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