Posts Tagged ‘Laura Burhenn’

Photos of the Pixies and the Mynabirds at the 9:30 Club

I spotted quite a few 9:30 Club staffers mouthing the words to “Here Comes Your Man” and “Monkey Gone To Heaven.”

Photos: The Postal Service @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

"We're an imaginary band called The Postal Service," said Ben Gibbard by way of introduction after a few songs, garnering more than a few chuckles. For an imaginary band, The Postal Service—Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis and D.C.'s own Laura Burhenn (of The Mynabirds, Georgie James)—put on quite a good show last night.
They played, of [...]

Listen: These United States’ “Dead and Gone”

It must have been 2006, that time I went to see Do Make Say Think at the Black Cat because I thought I was in the mood for some gloomy post-rock, and ended up not giving a shit—These United States were the mismatched openers, and they put me in an entirely different place. Back then, [...]

Download Mynabirds’ New Single, “Generals”

The last time we heard from Laura Burhenn, the former Georgie James member and D.C. expat was prepping to tour the world with Bright Eyes. That was following the debut of her group Mynabirds, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, a torchy, soulful affair in the Dusty Springfield vein.
Mynabirds are back [...]

The Exit Interview: These United States

It’s always tough to say goodbye to a hometown band when they leave the city, but These United States has happily had multiple hometowns since the band began. The final remaining D.C. resident, guitar player J.Tom Hnatow, is headed to North Carolina to follow his girlfriend as she begins grad school. TUS is billing tonight's [...]

Arts Roundup: Lessons From Red Bull Edition

Hey party people. A few choice links:
Oddisee says you should attend Red Bull's music school.
Jeff Alexander, a former executive director of the Small Press Expo comics convention, died recently. There's a memorial service for him this Saturday in Fredericksberg, Md., notes Mike Rhode on his blog.
I got the new Bright Eyes album in the mail [...]

Laura Burhenn Joins Bright Eyes

From the Indie Rock Diaspora Department: Laura Burhenn, the former Georgie James musician and current Mynabirds leader, is now a member of marquee indie-folkers Bright Eyes. She recorded vocals on Bright Eyes' forthcoming seventh album, The People's Key, and she'll be playing keys and such with the band throughout its 2011 tour, according to Mynabirds' [...]

Watch a New Mynabirds Video, Hear a New Mynabirds Christmas Song, Get Amped for THE SLEIGHER

Laura Burhenn doesn't need no stinkin' presents this Christmas. She says as much in her new song, "All I Want Is Truth (for Christmas)," which is out in 7-inch form today on Saddle Creek. But! You can download the song free, HOWEVER IT WILL DESTROY ALL OF YOUR YULETIDE ILLUSIONS, USING, I THINK, PEDAL STEEL. [...]

Shudder to Tweet

–pancakes + hummus, sink or swim? let's go.
–Apparently my big Asian head is stenciled on trash cans up and down U Street. Foreshadowing?
Laura Burhenn:
–wish I'd never discovered toaster oven smores. now I'll eat 'em all the time... also, the windmill movie was incredible. highly recommended.
–how can they say mark twain was an [...]

Shudder to Tweet

Sampling the thought-streams of DC musicians past and present.
These United States:
–oh, dear, I almost forgot how mind-ticklingly-Good this song was/is — — read the lyrics, please, for the love of Dada?!?
–totally identify w/ How Frank Sinatra Feels on this one – – Shervin will NOT stop bothering us to play "The Business" [...]