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The Mynabirds (Saddle Creek Records) unveil ‘Wildfire’ from new album – London live date announced‏

June 26, 2015

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“It’s a shimmering set of smart pop… a true joy” – NPR

“…yet another incarnation for Burhenn, who has proven utterly deft in her handling of different subgenres.”​ – Best Fit

The Mynabirds

Listen to new track ‘Wildfire’ now on YouTube

Album Lovers Know released August 7th via Saddle Creek

London live date on August 5th at The Islington

The Mynabirds are proud to announce their third full-length album, Lovers Know, set for release on August 7th via Saddle Creek.  Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, the album was recorded internationally over a yearlong period and forges into previously unexplored territory.  Exploring influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes, the record recalls Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine.  The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible.

The band’s new single, ‘Wildfire’, is an ebullient summer anthem. Listen now via YouTube.

“’Wildfire’ is about staying alive, staying wild, living and loving to the fullest, despite death nipping at our heels,” says Laura Burhenn, the primary artist behind The Mynabirds. “It’s an ode to that Jack Kerouac quote from “On the Road,” and everyone in this world who embodies that and inspires the hell out of me: The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, Lovers Know forges into previously unexplored territory. Exploring influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes, the record recalls Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine.  The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible, delving deep into universal themes of love, loss, and seeking connection. “Love – or the lack of it – is the thing we all have in common,” she notes. “It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it’s also the thing that can make us sing.”

Burhenn has released two previous albums as The Mynabirds on Saddle Creek, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both of which were produced by Richard Swift and met by critical acclaim. She will be touring the US and Europe with her band this Autumn in support of the album release.

Live dates

Weds, Aug 5                       London                 The Islington
Mon, Aug 10                      Berlin                    Sommerloft (Escobar)

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