It's "Generals", the sophomore album from The Mynabirds. Their debut "What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood" was a markedly more meditative effort – gorgeous and soulful but not nearly as fun as what they've come up here with the help of producer Richard Swift (who is already having a knock out year having joined The Shins!). Check out the title track below and download "Body of Work" right here.
I love stomps and claps and this album let's you dance your blues away. It's a protest record and frontwoman Laura Burhenn has said it's her way of dealing with years of political frustration. The Omaha-based singer split from her previous band Georgie James to form The Mynabirds in 2009 and went into the studio to record her latest release after a year on the road as part of Bright Eyes touring band.
They'll be in LA for a date at the Satellite on July 31. I can't wait to see these songs live.
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LP / Deluxe LP / CD / MP3
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