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posted Friday, September 18, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 38
The Mynabirds soar at The Sunset
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The Mynabirds soar at The Sunset

by Jessica Price - SGN Contributing Writer

THE MYNABIRDS
THE SUNSET TAVERN
September 10


Laura Burhenn of dreamy electro-pop/soul band The Mynabirds is an enchanting leading lady, perfect for the current affinity in music and fashion for ethereal yet earthy authenticity. Appearing at The Sunset in Ballard last Thursday night to a packed room of admirers, Burhenn was the picture of rock and roll elegance in the way of Stevie Nicks or Kate Bush - dressed in a dark romper with fluttering sheer sleeves and a large slab of rainbow quartz throwing magical rays from around her neck.

The Mynabirds success has been a steadily building, grassroots affair. Lovers Know, their newest release, follows 2012's acclaimed swaggering electro-pop album GENERALS. Between the two releases Burhenn toured the world as an ad-hoc member of The Postal Service. Shortly after returning home (home at that point being Omaha, Nebraska), Burhenn found herself at the end of a long relationship and left Omaha to find herself - and her sound - again in the wide open spaces between LA, Nashville, New Zealand, and South Africa. And it shows. One of Laura Burhenn's talents, much like one of her idols, PJ Harvey, is the ability to eradicate constraints and allow the inspiration of the moment to guide her sound. 'I love so many types of music - it's fun to explore different genres on different records,' Burhenn explained via email. 'But for me, my voice is the thing that ties them together.... I was drawing from a lot of the music I had in my car when I started driving. So there's shoegaze, triphop, 90s R&B, 80s synthpop. It's really all over the place in some ways.'

At The Sunset, Burhenn was true to form by not exactly having a form at all. The set opened with an a cappella 'What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood,' the title track from The Mynabirds' 2010 debut. The song set the tone for the first part of the show, shifting comfortably between electric soul and folk pop, holding back on the swagger until halfway through the set with 'Generals' and other tunes from the same album. Burhenn's vocals are strikingly rich live, hitting the lows and highs with a velvety tone and dexterity that isn't as apparent on the albums. She sounds fantastic on all of The Mynabirds releases; in person, listeners get a real sense of the depth and power of her voice.

The new tracks from Lovers Know were high points, propelled by a more straightforward delivery since touring as a four piece isn't as conducive to layers of electronics and shimmery studio flourishes. Mostly though, Burhenn's ease in presenting the new songs (and the old ones as well) on the very first night of the Lovers Know tour was apparent. She's a naturally captivating talent, and will likely be taking stages much larger than The Sunset Tavern in the next few years.

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