Posts Tagged ‘Mynabirds’

What D.C. Shops are Doing for Record Store Day

You should visit some local music shops this Saturday, the sixth annual Record Store Day. Then again, you probably should visit a record store every weekend.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves: Record Store Day began in 2007 as a celebration of brick-and-mortar shops hoping to inspire physical trips with exclusive limited releases. This year, there'll [...]

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' [...]

The Sleigher: The Mynabirds’ “All I Want Is Truth (for Christmas)”

HO HO WHO: A Christmasy-themed 7-inch from Mynabirds, the latest project of Laura Burhenn, of Georgie James fame. The A-side is "All I Want Is Truth (for Christmas)," which juxtaposes stock yuletide sentiments and some strains of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with some everyday doom-forecasting. The B-side takes a more hopeful tact, at [...]

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. [...]

Arts Roundup: Ribisi Takes the Cupcake Edition

Good morning! If Arts Desk has a favorite topic, it has to be Washington Post music-related eff-ups (see here, here, here, here). Or possibly Fan Death.
Yesterday's error might take the 9:30 Club cupcake. In a photo accompanying Chris Richard's lovely rundown of Sunday's Earth Day concert on the mall, the Roots bassist Owen Biddle was misidentified [...]

Georgie James’ Laura Burhenn Gets Soulful with Mynabirds

Careful observers will note that since the breakup of D.C.'s Georgie James in 2008, both of its principal members have turned to heartbroken themes and classicist pop songcraft. On the upcoming debut album of his band Title Tracks, John Davis draws deeply from '70s power-pop and late-'60s garage rock—an infectious, tightly knit but elemental sound [...]