January 25, 2011

the mynabirds

to start the year with a debut. Laura Burhenn's dusty and beautiful vocals have TIS captivated. What we lose in the fire we gain in the flood is a soulful, brooding country and soul album perfect to go with a teasing glass of whiskey. there's the feel of a great piano banging away to a church choir mixed with a pop song from the nineties and you cant help but replay till it sings itself hoarse in your head.

songs to listen to are 'Let the record go', the expansive 'Numbers don't lie' with its echoing organ, and the lovely 'We made a mountain'.

'numbers don't lie'

The Mynabirds - Numbers Don't Lie (Live at OPB) from opbmusic.org on Vimeo.

'let the record go'

The Mynabirds - Let The Record Go from Saddle Creek on Vimeo.