The Mynabirds

Why we love them ...

This article is from Issue 57: May/June 2012

As Mynabirds, Laura Burhenn makes aggressive folk-rock, much like her musical older brother, Conor Oberst. Mynabirds’ new album finds Burhenn tackling heady topics like love and anger.

"As an artist, what can you say or do that makes a difference? I am a pacifist. So, how do you move this anger and this desire to beat someone down to making peace in the world and becoming an agent of positive change around you? That’s the story of the record. It starts with anger, and then it moves to “Revenge,” the last song. What is the greatest revenge? That you love everybody."