LISTEN — The Mynabirds ‘Lovers Know’

July 23rd, 2015


“Laura Burhenn is the travelin’ kind. If the philosopher Martin Buber was right, that “all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware,” then Burhenn is a proprietor of known unknowns. Lovers Know, her latest LP performing as The Mynabirds, was recorded in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park, Nashville and Auckland, New Zealand. Before making this record, she left her home base of Washington, toured with The Postal Service, traveled alone to South Africa and then the U.K. to play her first solo shows in those places, and, upon returning stateside, made her new home in California. No song on Lovers Know is obviously the product of one place over another, but the entire record is shot through with sonic wanderlust. This is clearly a record with a restless explorer’s heart.” — via NPR

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