May 13, 2012

The Mynabirds: Generals

The Mynabirds
photo: DP Muller

Singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn and producer Richard Swift came up with well received album What We Lose Iin the Fire We Gain in the Flood in 2010. Once again using The Mynabirds banner, their sophomore release Generals is a protest record wrapped in lush orchestrations.

Taking cues from Sixties pop (Radiator Sister, Buffalo Flower and title track Generals) and modern day electronic indie - Body Of Work, Disaster, this album is far more political lyrically. The soft melancholy Zen sound of their debut album get an outing during Mightier Than the Sword. Their sound might be quite the opposite of the lonely guy with an acoustic guitar warning the war mongers for the very last time, The Mynabirds are dead serious. Smart pop for serious people.

The Mynabirds: Generals

Generals is released on Saddle Creek. Release date: June 5th.

Tracks:
  1. Karma Debt
  2. Wolf Mother
  3. Generals
  4. Radiator Sister
  5. Disaster
  6. Mightier Than the Sword
  7. Body of Work
  8. Disarm
  9. Buffalo Flower
  10. Greatest Revenge

Live dates:
  • 06/08 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
  • 06/15 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • 06/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
  • 06/17 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
  • 06/19 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
  • 06/20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
  • 06/21 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar
  • 06/22 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
  • 06/23 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
  • 06/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
  • 06/25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 06/27 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree
  • 06/28 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 06/29 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
  • 06/30 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
  • 07/01 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
  • 07/02 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
  • 08/04 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
  • 08/05 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

» themynabirds.com

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