The Mynabirds Release Their Sophomore Album, GENERALS TODAY on Saddle Creek

The Mynabirds Release Their Sophomore Album, GENERALS TODAY on Saddle Creek

It’s time to get your black boots on and your marching drum ready because The Mynabirds release their sophomore album, GENERALS, today. To celebrate the release of their album, The Mynabirds just shared the video for the title track “Generals,” which just premiered on IFC.com today. Directed by Tessa Wedberg and Jonathan Tvrdik, the video shows an underground network of ladies (and gents!) banding together to take back the power from the powers that be. It’s one part Godard’s “Band of Outsiders” and one part Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation.” You’d better believe there’s a choreographed group dance number!

                

GENERALS draws from over a decade of political frustration, with some of the tracks off the album dating back to 9/11, channeling built up anger and transforming it into positive energy. Contrasting the critically acclaimed 2010 debut album What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood’s zen inspired album, GENERALS is both a protest record and concept album. The album contains armies of stomps and claps, sweeping full spectrum orchestrations, and moments that range from intensely personal pleas to shout-out-loud protests with teeth.

                

Following the release of their debut album, Laura Burhenn took to the road for a year long tour as part of Bright Eyes. She also launched The New Revolutionists (www.thenewrevolutionists.org), a portrait project that shines a light on women making a different in their own communities with little to no budget. The Mynabirds also took their vibrant act on the road this past winter to showcase their upcoming album and will be hitting the road again this summer. Check out the dates below to catch The Mynabirds on tour.

 

The Mynabirds Summer Tour Dates

06/08: Omaha, NE – Slowdown
06/15: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/16: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/17: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
06/19: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/20: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/21: Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar
06/22: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/23: Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/24: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/25: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06/27: Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/28: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/29: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
06/30: Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
07/01: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/02: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
07/20: Sioux City, IA @ Fridays on the Promenade
07/25: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
07/26: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
07/27: Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
07/28: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
07/30: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
07/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite Club
08/01: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
08/03: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/04-08/05: Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
08/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
08/09: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
08/11: Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival

 

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The Mynabirds Release Their Sophomore Album, GENERALS TODAY on Saddle Creek