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The Mynabirds

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-146-2 (4/27/2010) $11.00 add to cart
LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-146-1 (4/27/2010)
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320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-146-3 (4/27/2010) $9.00 add to cart

Following the demise of Georgie James, Laura Burhenn (half of the former DC duo) gathered her favorite books, records, and people around her and wrote what would become the first album from her new band. Recorded in the rugged hills of Oregon in the summer of 2009 with singer-songwriter/producer Richard Swift at the helm, What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood tells the story of loss and recovery, the music nodding to gospel and garage, the lyrics following a Zen trajectory.

“I wanted to make a record that felt like Neil Young doing Motown,” Laura says, “something simple and strong, old and new at once.” The discovery of the near mythical 60’s R&B group, The Mynah Birds, featuring none other than Neil Young (and Rick James among others), seemed all too serendipitous. Thus, The Mynabirds found their namesake. While we may never fully know what it sounded like when Rick James and Neil Young came together, The Mynabirds certainly summon that spirit, making a sound all their own, with echoes of Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry bleeding through the tape.

Individual Tracks

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1. What We Gained in the Fire preview » 4:48add to cart
2. Let the Record Go preview » 2:22add to cart
3. Numbers Don't Lie preview » 3:31add to cart
4. Give It Time preview » 3:54add to cart
5. Ways of Looking preview » 3:23add to cart
6. LA Rain preview » 2:47add to cart
7. Wash It Out preview » 2:05add to cart
8. We Made a Mountain preview » 3:09add to cart
9. Right Place preview » 3:36add to cart
10. Good Heart preview » 3:02add to cart

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