Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Mynabirds album 'Generals' and new single download

Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds
We knew Laura Burhenn was in the studio with Richard Swift, the Oregon-based producer who has worked with Damien Jurado and plays with The Shins.

Now we know the name of the project: "Generals." The sophomore album from The Mynabirds will be out June 5 on Saddle Creek Records.

After recording her debut with Swift, "What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood," Swift toured heavily with the band and then with Bright Eyes.

According to a press release, "Generals" is a protest album and a concept album based on Burhenn's political frustrations. Burhenn said she wanted to pay tribute to women in history who got their hands dirty while making a difference.

"It was important for me that this record made sense of my own anger and turned it into positive energy," Burhenn says. "I needed it to be transformative – of both the individual and the body politic. It's as much a meditation on Walt Whitman's hope for America as Gandhi's directive to 'be the change you want to see in the world.'"

You can download the title track below by giving Saddle Creek Records your e-mail address.

The band is also going on tour starting with a Lincoln date on March 6. They'll hit up SXSW along the way and end the tour with a date in Omaha on March 23.


03/06/12 Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar

03/07/12 Denver, CO – Walnut Room

03/08/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

03/10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel CafĂ© w/ Big Harp

03/11/12 Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO w/ Big Harp

03/13/12 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture w/ Big Harp

03/16/12 Austin, TX – Lamberts (SXSW) w/ Big Harp

03/19/12 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall w/ Big Harp

03/20/12 Columbia, MO – Mojo's w/ Big Harp

03/21/12 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews w/ Big Harp

03/22/12 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry w/ Big Harp

03/23/12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room w/ Big Harp

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