Maybe I’m just a sucker for a woman who writes songs about historical people and events with political undertones, but this is one vinyl giveaway that I’m particularly excited about.
We’re giving away a copy of the brand new album Generals from The Mynabirds that was released not but a few weeks ago—and it can be all yours!
Inspired by photographer Richard Avedon’s portrait The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Mynabirds’ Generals follows a constant theme of what it means to live and breathe revolution, whether internally or in the literal sense. There are explorations of what it means to be a daughter in “Wolf Mother,” what it means to be American in “Karma Debt,” and simply what it means to be a revolutionary, as in the title track.
Somehow or another, Laura Burhenn was able to reference Sartre for a pop chorus in “Body of Work,” as a nod to the existentialist idea that “freedom is what you do with what has been done to you.” In part, Generals is a not only a concept album, but a protest against fighting, lethargy, and above all, apathy.
The album has received high reviews and praise from Pitchfork and Paste magazine, saying that the concept for Generals is “revolutionary.” Get it?
For a chance to win a vinyl copy of The Mynabirds’ Generals, share with us in the comments of this post your favorite concept album.
Mine’s got to be Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And the Spiders from Mars. It’s a classic.
A winner with a North American mailing address will be chosen Thursday (6/28). Good luck!