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Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

The Mynabirds Stream New Album, Announce Fall Tour Dates

Lovers Know Out August 7 via Saddle Creek

Jul 23, 2015

The Mynabirds (aka Laura Burhenn) is releasing her third album, Lovers Know, on August 7 via Saddle Creek and now you can stream the whole thing below via NPR First Listen. More

May 28, 2015

The Mynabirds (aka Laura Burhenn) is releasing her third album, Lovers Know, on August 7 via Saddle Creek and now she's released a lyric video for "Semantics." It was created via the Chinese app MyIdol. More

May 13, 2015

Announcing her third studio album Lovers Know earlier this spring, The Mynabirds, aka Laura Burhenn, has now revealed the full details of the forthcoming record. More

Mar 13, 2015

The Mynabirds, aka Nebraska singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn, has announced the release of her third studio album Lovers Know. More

The Mynabirds Announces “Generals: Remixed”

Featuring Dntel and Field Days

Jun 21, 2013

After spending a year dedicating herself to the support of her most recent album Generals, singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn, a.k.a. The Mynabirds, has been spending the past several months on the road as a touring member of The Postal Service. More

Nov 26, 2012

Last week The Mynabirds released a limit-edition 7'' featuring Laura Burhenn's latest Generals single "Body of Work." More

Sep 12, 2012

Someday music historians may look back on the year 2012 and wonder why, in such a politically charged and culturally polarized era, there wasn't more music that reflected the spirit of the age. But if those doing pop culture excavation dig deeply enough, they'll  also turn up a few albums that couldn't belong to any other moment in time, and The Mynabirds' GENERALS will be near the top of that list.  More

Jul 11, 2012

Are you in Omaha, Nebraska? In the mood for some music? We’ve got your way into the Maha Musical Festival in Omaha, Nebraska, taking place Saturday, August 11. The fest features Dum Dum GirlsMynabirdsGarbageDesaparecidos, and more. 

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Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Listen: The Mynabirds - “Body of Work”

New Alblum Generals Out June 5

May 23, 2012

Having already granted a teasing listen to her forthcoming new album Generals with its title track not too long ago, The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn has offered up yet another piece of the full-length with the cut "Body of Work." More

Feb 21, 2012

The Mynabirds have annnounced the release of their sophomore LP Generals. More

The Mynabirds “Let the Record Go” on New Video

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood out now

Jul 09, 2010

Video for The Mynabirds “Let the Record Go” (from recently released album What We Loose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood) may seem like a formal affair. But what starts as tea turns into chaos. We have the clip.  More


Interviews

Blue in a Red State: Learning to Live in an Us vs. Them Country

A Conversation with Cursive's Tim Kasher, The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, and Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg

Nov 10, 2016

There's a quote—now considered apocryphal—from legendary film critic Pauline Kael that for years stood as damning evidence of the extent to which people could exist in their own cultural and social bubbles.  More

Sep 12, 2012

Someday music historians may look back on the year 2012 and wonder why, in such a politically charged and culturally polarized era, there wasn't more music that reflected the spirit of the age. But if those doing pop culture excavation dig deeply enough, they'll  also turn up a few albums that couldn't belong to any other moment in time, and The Mynabirds' GENERALS will be near the top of that list. More


Reviews

Lovers Know

Lovers Know

Saddle Creek

Aug 10, 2015

For her third album under the moniker The Mynabirds, Laura Burhenn once again takes a step in a different direction, with a profoundly powerful result.  More

GENERALS

GENERALS

Saddle Creek

Jun 04, 2012

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, the debut album by The Mynabirds (the project of Laura Burhenn after the breakup of her band Georgie James), was a wonderful song cycle of soulful Motown-esque pop R&B.  More

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

Saddle Creek

Apr 30, 2010

When Washington, DC duo Georgie James called it quits in 2008, Laura Burhenn wasted no time in moving on and moving forward. The Mynabirds, named after Neil Young and Rick James' early Motown band, benefits greatly from her alluring songwriting and singular vocals. More