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The Mynabirds 7/1/12

The Mynabirds 7/1/12 Nate Burrell
Written by Chris Bay
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  • Date Recorded: July 1, 2012
  • Artist / Band: The Mynabirds
  • Hosting Show: Collector's Edition
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

The songs of the Mynabirds are intimate, sepia-tone anthems -- parlor ballads from a future past.

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Led by the creativity and expansive, warm voice of Laura Burhenn, the Mynabirds garnered immediate attention upon the release of their debut, Richard Swift-produced record, "What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood." The songs contained therein sounded something like the creative love child of Dusty Springfield and Neil Young -- majestic country rock melded with seductive, reverb-rich vocals. With heads cocked upward, the Mynabirds howled their intent to make a record that swam amongst some of the most striking sounds of the last half century of popular music -- and they nailed it.

Their sophomore release, "GENERALS," was released early in 2012. It kicks up the volume and swaggers and stomps in all of the places where "What We Lose" opted for a soft touch. Yet it carries a distinct character that, even at this early juncture, has become emblematic of the Mynabirds' sound. This session features three songs from the latest record, as well as a favorite from their debut, "What We Gained In the Fire."

All photos by Nate Burrell.

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