The Mynabirds – “Body of Work”

on June 5, 2012

Body of Work

One LP and two years ago, Laura Burhenn made a name for herself as The Mynabirds, drawing numerous comparisons to Cat Power and–for those old enough to remember–Dusty Springfield. Which, is why those same listeners will be surprised when they hear Burhenn’s new musical palate: Gospel is out, and garage rock is in.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you,” breathes Burhenn, citing Jean-Paul Sarte. “Body of Work”, the second single from The Mynabirds’ sophomore outing GENERALS (out today on Saddle Creek records) sounds like what might happen if The Black Keys locked themselves in a studio for 48 hours with Cat Power and a copy of Paul Simon’s Graceland. In other words, it sounds terrific. With a heightened sense of immediacy, focus and most importantly, fun, Burhenn soars.