February 21, 2012
Just from looking at the cover art of The Mynabirds new album, you can tell the band is exploring new territory. Whereas the band’s debut featured a sepia-toned photo of lead singer Laura Burhenn sitting in a church, Generals has gritty, black & white photo of Laura staring you down on the cover. Likewise, the title track replaces the soulful, folk-pop of What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood with a ferocious stomping rhythm, a dirty rock n’ roll guitar riff and fervent, politically-charged lyrics. Although the stylistic one-eighty is surprising, if it leads to more tracks as electrifying as “Generals”, I’m definitely not complaining. Download the MP3 via the widget below.
Generals will be available next month on Saddle Creek Records.
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