The Mynabirds
The Mynabirds

The Saddle Creek / Wichita CMJ showcase will take place at the Delancey in NYC on October 21st, and it looks something like this:

?? pm Sky Larkin
8:30 pm Old Canes
9:30 pm Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
10:15 pm First Aid Kit
11:00 pm The Mynabirds
11:45 pm Frankie and the Heartstrings
12:30 Adam Haworth Stephens (of Two Gallants)

It's an exciting lineup for multiple reasons, but right now I just want to focus on The Mynabirds, aka Omaha singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn (and friends). You might remember her as 1/2 of Georgie James. The other half of that indie pop group was John Davis of Q and not U, and they were also a Saddle Creek signing.

Now she's (dropped the indie pop and is) collaborating with Richard Swift (on record), and "live in the flesh by a great collective of artists and musicians that include: Johnny Kotchian (drums), Dan McCarthy (bass & vocals), Pearl Lovejoy Boyd (vocals & percussion), Susan Sanchez (vocals), Ben Brodin (guitars & vocals), Alex McManus (guitars, horns & vocals), Rebecca Marie Miller (vocals & percussion), Nicole Childrey (drums), Patrick Damphier (bass), and Nate Walcott (horns)."

Her album What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood was released earlier this year by Saddle Creek, and can best be described, as it has by many, as country and soul. She has a great voice. Get a taste via the MP3 (above) and video (below) for "Numbers Don't Lie", and from the Daytrotter session that was posted earlier this month.

Get a live taste, way before CMJ, tonight/Friday, September 24th at Brooklyn Bowl when The Mynabirds open for David Bazan. The two groups are on tour together (and it's their only NYC show). $5.00 tickets are still on sale.

Speaking of David Bazan, Feltheart Filmworks recently put together a 3-part documentary about the ex-Pedro the Lion member. You can watch that in full, with all dates and stuff, below...


The Mynabirds - Numbers Don't Lie

The Mynabirds - Let the Record Go

The Mynabirds - What we gained in the fire

David Bazan & the Myrnabirds - 2010 Tour Dates
Sept 24 BROOKLYN, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Sept 25 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
Sept 27 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
Sept 28 ATLANTA, GA Earl
Oct 01 JACKSONVILLE, FL Jack Rabbit
Oct 02 ORLANDO, FL Social
Oct 03 TALLAHASSEE, FL Engine Room
Oct 05 BIRMINGHAM, AL Bottle Tree
Oct 06 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
Oct 10 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 11 LUBBOCK, TX Foundation
Oct 12 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Launchpad
Oct 13 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress
Oct 15 LOS ANGELES, CA Spaceland
Oct 16 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
Oct 17 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA Downtown Brew
Oct 18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Independent