The Mynabirds are a collective of musicians fronted by singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn. Founded in 2009 following the split of her previous DC band, Georgie James, the Mynabirds are currently based in Omaha, Nebraska. Their debut album, “What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood“, was produced by Richard Swift and released to critical acclaim by Saddle Creek in April of 2010.
At the end of 2011, Laura headed back into the studio with Richard Swift to start on something new. Their sophomore album, GENERALS, was released on Saddle Creek on June 5, 2012.
"Generals is a fired-up yet congenial high five of a record that keeps its retro-chic intact while allowing the band to expand its sonic horizons. The heady combination of Burhenn's formidable pipes and the pops and fizzes of Richard Swift's tasteful production give high-energy cuts like "Karma Debt," "Body of Work," and the riveting title cut a swagger that pairs well with vibrant, politically charged lyrics...while introducing the fashionable luster of Cat Power and Goldfrapp." --AllMusic.com