This is a PRE-ORDER item. We will ship the physical version of this item to arrive on or around the August 25, 2017 release date unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.
Saddle Creek Store Exclusive: Magenta Vinyl limited to 150 copies. Only 2 limited products will be allowed per person/order.
Pre-orders will receive an instant download of the tracks "Cocoon," "Witch Wolf," "Ashes in the Rain," "Be Here Now," "Golden Age" and "Shouting At The Dark." Full album download will be available on 8/25.
LP PACKAGING NOTES:
- Vinyl pressed at GZ
- 12x24 insert with autostereogram poster
- Includes download card
“Burhenn is as heartbreaking and tuneful as her finest inspirations, while investing her songs with a calm fatalism that sets her apart.” - Pitchfork
“...multifaceted, intricate indie pop songs, usually centered around Burhenn’s rich, throaty voice... played sometimes for fizzy fun and sometimes for poignant melancholy.” - NPR
The Mynabirds' new album, BE HERE NOW , is a collection of 9 songs written and recorded in just 2 weeks in January 2017 following the Inauguration and the Women’s March. Singer Laura Burhenn worked with producer Patrick Damphier in his Nashville studio (which he was being evicted as the neighborhood began to gentrify, old warehouses turning to tech offices and luxury condos) to document the news and peoples’ intense emotional responses to it all in real time. No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Laura aimed to speak from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of “Emotional Journalism,” singing the heartbreak, anger, exhaustion and resolute hope she witnessed during the Muslim travel ban, the final stand at Standing Rock, and every other news story that rattled America in that period. The album vacillates in style and feel to reflect a frayed nation, featuring a Burundian refugee choir on one song, and a cacophony of dissonant saxophones in a new national anthem on another. It is the last recording made in that space.
American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three critically acclaimed and stylistically different albums on Saddle Creek: What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both produced by Richard Swift, and Lovers Know (2015). She has also toured as a member of the Postal Service (2013) and Bright Eyes (2011), helped found Omaha Girls Rock (a non-profit helping young girls find their voices), and in 2013 gave a TED talk based on her “New Revolutionists” portrait project, exploring what it means to be a revolutionary woman in this day and age. Before The Mynabirds, Laura was a member of DC indie band Georgie James with Q And Not U’s John Davis, and also put out two self-produced solo albums on the label she founded herself, Laboratory Records.
Release Date : August 25th, 2017
01. Be Here Now
02. New Moon
03. Golden Age
04. Shouting at the Dark
06. Witch Wolf
07. Ashes in the Rain
08. Hold On
09. Wild Hearts