Mitski: Your Best American Girl

New woman crush alert: New York-based Mitski Miyawaki, who goes by her first name when singing songs about her flaws and feelings (keeping the rhythm with her bass). Her latest, “Your Best American Girl,” has a bit of a false first impression: seemingly delicate on its front, it builds into an apex of screaming guitars and Mitski brooding on her identity as “half-Japanese, half-American but not fully either,” as well as a punk-rock artist—mocking the white men who crowd the genre. Puberty 2 (the album cover was made by hers truly) releases 17 June 2016 on Dead Oceans, and there are plenty of tour dates leading up to it—including multiple SXSW performances.