Photo by Daniel Muller
It was almost two years ago when we became hopelessly devoted to The Mynabirds’ blue-eyed soul Jam of the Day, “Numbers Don’t Lie.” The single’s album, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, went on to become one of our favorites of the year. So, imagine our delight when our inboxes rained good news, of the Mynabird variety, today.
Yup, singer-songwriter and lady in-charge, Laura Burhenn, is back with a sophomore summer album, GENERALS, slated for a June 5th release on Saddle Creek. Hyped as both a concept album and a protest album, the second offering features the title track, AKA, your Jam of the Day.
Judging by “Generals,” the album will be more percussive, more frustrated. Gone are the days of Young Rascal-esque chirping birds. They’ve been replaced with delicately harnessed anger in the form of toothy lyrical protests and guitar gristle. Think: “Let the Record Go” on crack. With a political slant.
There’s no Saint Louis stop on this leg of the tour, but for the roadtripper in you, catch The Mynabirds in Columbia at Mojo’s on March 20th.