Free Music Friday (The Belated)! The Mynabirds - "Generals"
MP3: "Generals" - http://download.themusebox.net/the_mynabirds/generals.mp3
Fueled by Burhenn’s political frustration and influenced by her dissection of the Richard Avedon photo, “The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” Generals is a protest record and a musical call to arms. If the debut functioned to quietly work you into a state of grace, sending chills up your spine, Generals is about percussion, raucous foot stomps and hand claps that drive the album forward, simultaneously socking you in the gut in the best possible way. This is music about freedom that brings tears to your eyes. Musically you can hear echoes of early PJ Harvey, politically-charged Nina Simone and Low-era David Bowie. Most of all, this is the sound of joy, soulful possibility, peaceful revolution and hope in the face of closed-minded oppression.