The Mynabirds - "What We Lose in the Fire" Album Review

Another group who are taking some fantastic measures to make you want to part with your cash instead of downloading their music illegally are The Mynabirds.

There are some fantastic deals going on in their own store here - I went with the $45 option and it really is wonderful. For about £35 inclusive of shipping I got a vinyl / CD / signed personalised picture / tie / t-shirt / buttons / stickers / poster and a notebook.To me is an incredible deal.
Released through Saddle Creek who were very helpful with my order too. Cheers Nate.

Obviously "a good deal" depends on the music too, that doesn't disappoint. For proof you can listen to the amazing Number's Don't Lie below.

Laura Burhenn has crafted an exceptional album, with obvious hints towards Motown soul music and glimpses of Americana Country What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood is a fantastic way to spend half an hour - The aforementioned "Numbers Don't Lie" along with "What we Gained in the Fire" and the more up-tempo stomp of "Let the Record Go" are the first three songs and introduce the themes of the album perfectly (you can download a live version of those three songs from the link below).

This record is very much worthy of the 8.0 Pitchfork rating it received.
The soulful, affecting songs continue with "Give it Time" and the wonderful "Ways of Looking" further stand-outs. However, make sure you do not let the album prematurely as the beautiful closing song "Good Heart" sound not be missed.

8.0 / 10

The Mynabirds- Tiny Desk Concerts for NPR


1. Numbers Don't Lie
2. Let The Record Go
3. What We Gained In The Fire