Preview: The Mynabirds

Wow, what a week it’s going to be. Between last night’s thrilling show with Daniel Francis Doyle at PS1 and tonight’s Warpaint show at the Blue Moose, I’m going to be worn out by the time Saddle Creek’s Mynabirds come to town tomorrow night for the Tuesday Night Social Club. The Mynabirds are the new project of Laura Burhenn, formerly of indie pop duo Georgie James. Her debut album, What We Lose in the Fire, We Gain in the Flood, came out April 27th and has been receiving critical accolades from the likes of Pitchfork and NPR. Burhenn recorded the album with Secretly Canadian recording artist Richard Swift in Oregon, and the result is a mix of 60s inspired soul and folk with a gospel influence. She’ll be appearing at the Mill with a touring band, fleshing out these wonderfully familiar songs.

Joining the Mynabirds will be two locals handpicked by our own John Schlotfelt, who is moving to Chicago and letting this free show serve as his adieu to this town. Experimental songwriter Ed Gray opens, and the Tanks close the show. It’s going to be a deliciously weird bill, and the best part is that it’s free!

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Download: The Mynabirds - Numbers Don’t Lie

About the Author

Todd is a transplant from the East Coast who came to Iowa City to live life, love music, and enjoy cheap beer. In addition to working on Mission Freak and Mission Creek Festival, he writes semi-regularly for Tiny Mix Tapes and Daytrotter and books music and other events at local non-profit venue Public Space ONE.