A little bit David Lynch, a little bit Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the new video for "Believer" (directed by Michael Erik Nikolla) features Laura narrowly escaping the grips of a cult as she's chased through the streets of Los Angeles with her trusty dog, Charlie. Look for cameos from plenty of Saddle Creek bands...
And now I present to you: the premiere of VELVETEEN over at Noisey, in all its BLOODY GLORY...
"Vampires. Universally sexy. Blood, starlight, hot breath on the neck before the perfect puncture. Here we find a solo vamp (Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn) stalking the streets, looking wan, getting in an altercation with a douchebag and finding her honor defended by a stranger, and then, well, then it all goes perfectly pearshaped and boy does the blood gush. An estuary of ruby red."
Enjoy, my lovers!! And see you on tour on the west coast this week!
PS: thanks to LEAN and every single person who made this video a bloody dream. xx
Laura will be performing old + new songs stripped down with strings. Intimate, orchestral arrangements of Mynabirds songs in a fresh perspective, in the name of spring cleaning. VEGAS, BOISE, SEATTLE, PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, LA: GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.
Hey guys! My whole new record is streaming now over at NPR Music!!!!! It's not out until August 7, but you can hear it all right here, right now. I hope you love it!! it took a beautiful army to make it, and i couldn't be prouder and more grateful. And thank you NPR for the kind words.
(Click the photo below to go to NPR)
"Lovers Know is both multi-faceted and intricate, but it's also writ larger than anything else Burhenn has done with The Mynabirds... like a collection of jewels, bright and eclectic, collected from points near and far." - NPR
"Wildfire," the newest single from Lovers Know (out August 7th on Saddle Creek) is now streaming over at Consequence of Sound. Inspired by Jack Kerouac, this is a serious summer jam for all your night-swimming + road-tripping needs. Into the night -- we're burning into the night, into the night... Enjoy! xx, Laura.
Head over to NOISETRADE to download 6 songs from a free Mynabirds Mixtape, including "Semantics" (from the upcoming Lovers Know), 4 songs from the first two albums, and a super dream-summery Field Days remix of "Radiator Sister." GET YOUR MIXTAPE ON // GET YOUR MIXTAPE ON // GET YOUR MIX MIX MIXTAPE ON
It was a real dream opening for the Pixies at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (my hometown) in May. May that first show of the new album cycle be a good omen for all the shows to come, for sure. Plotting all kinds of Fall tour dates. Can't wait to come see you. Soon! xx, Laura.
A million thanks to everyone over at NYLON for premiering this lyric video I made for "Semantics." Made entirely from the myidol app (who hasn't been obsessed with that thing??) and featuring the gorgeous photographs of Bliss Braoudakis as backdrops, it's the perfect visual expression for never giving up on love. ENJOY!! xx, Laura.
The Mynabirds’ third album, Lovers Know, will be out August 7th on Saddle Creek, but you can pre-order your copy today and pick up the limited edition version of the album on dark blue vinyl. Only 300 copies of the limited vinyl are being made, so act fast! The album is also available on black vinyl and CD, as well as digitally. All vinyl copies will be a double LP with an etching on the fourth side and housed in a gatefold jacket.
The first single “Semantics” premiered today on NPR’s All Songs Considered. The All Songs crew praised the track saying, “Laura Burhenn’s pop wisdom shines through on this shimmering single from The Mynabirds’ forthcoming album, Lovers Know.”