TVD Vinyl Giveaway: The Mynabirds, Generals

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!

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oliviaung
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mp
mp

the decemberists - the hazards of love

 

Tony B
Tony B

Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm

Bobby B
Bobby B

There are so many great concept albums to choose from (and even more lousy ones) but I'm gonna go with Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Overblown and pretentious, but I can't help loving what I love :)

BuzzKillington
BuzzKillington

The Drive By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera 

 

 

briantracy
briantracy

Mastodon's Crack the Skye, partially just because it's such a tripped out story and partially because the live show they turned it into was outstanding!

WkndWillie
WkndWillie

The Who "Quadrophenia" (I bought the last Mynabirds on vinyl and loved it!)

Kelly C
Kelly C

I almost said Ziggy Stardust until I saw it was your choice, so I'll have to go with Arcade Fire's Funeral.

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