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What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

07/08/2010 | Boston Phoenix | www.thephoenix.com | Feature
50 Best New Bands in America

CITY: Omaha
SONGS THAT GOT US: "Numbers Don't Lie," "Let the Record Go"
MYSPACE ADDRESS: myspace.com/themynabirds
RECORD LABEL: Saddle Creek

WHY THEM? Laura Burhenn, who basically is the Mynabirds, may not be the first singer-songwriter to do the soul-meets-Americana thing, but she certainly does a damn fine job of it. And unlike many of her more buttoned-up contemporaries, Burhenn's new album What We Losein theFire We Gain in the Flood actually has some teeth to it.

BONUS BIT! The Mynah Birds were a Motown band who once counted among their membership one Neil Young. Burhenn chose the name to pay tribute to both sources of inspiration.


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