Mirah

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Mirah

Loamlands, Led to Sea

Tue, May 20, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Mirah - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Mirah
Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b. 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings. Mirah has released over a dozen solo and collaborative recordings on K Records, Kill Rock Stars and various US domestic and foreign independent labels while touring the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand many times since 1998. Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”

Mirah’s 6th full-length solo record, ‘Understanding’ (releasing September 7, 2018 on Mirah’s own imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings) is a conscientious return to her early unconventional recording process. The record embraces the spirited imperfection and rawness inclusive of rough first takes, natural room sounds, and a fair amount of broken equipment. Written and recorded in a time of political and personal upheaval - family illness and the death of a dear friend, all in the shadow of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath - ‘Understanding’ presents an even hand of political themes, love songs and introspective rallying cries.

Frequent collaborators of the years have included well-known producers Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Eli Crews (The Julie Ruin), Tucker Martine, Guy Sigsworth and Calvin Johnson, songwriters and composers such as Thao Nguyen, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Lori Goldston, Susie Ibarra, Jherek Bischoff, Tara Jane O’Neil and Khaela Maricich (The Blow) and visual and media artists such as Anna Oxygen of Cloud Eye Control, Britta Johnson and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
Loamlands - (Set time: 9:25 PM)
Loamlands
Durham, North Carolina's Loamlands offer their debut release, Some Kind Of Light, an EP of stirring Americana and Southern rock tunes penned by Kym Register and Will Hackney. The duo have collaborated for years, and the newly formed Loamlands provides a platform for each musician to express contemporary ideas through an array of Southern musical styles. Lead vocalist Kym Register delivers powerful tales of perseverance, justice and uncertainty, frequently blurring the lines between the personal and the political. When Register was 13, her grandfather, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, gave her his first guitar and inspired her to follow him into a life of music. After he died, he left behind hundreds of home recordings of classic country tunes, a personal library of Southern music history that Register explored while composing the songs for Some Kind Of Light. Recorded in 3 days in rural North Carolina with members of Megafaun and Lost in the Trees serving as rhythm section, Some Kind Of Light is an essential introduction to one of North Carolina's most exciting new bands.
Led to Sea - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Led to Sea
Led to Sea is the solo project of Seattle-based violist Alex Guy. After five years of touring with Mirah, Laura Veirs, Thao Nguyen, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and Jason Webley, Alex has recorded Into the Darkening Sky, a new album of beautiful orchestral and stripped-down songs for viola and voice. She's joined on the record by some of Seattle's most talented musicians, including Jherek Bischoff (The Dead Science) on bass, Lori Goldston (Black Cat Orchestra) on cello, Paul Kikuchi (Orkestar Zirkonium) on drums, and Paris Hurley (Kultur Shock) on violin.

Guy has recorded as a violist and violinist on the albums of Xiu Xiu, the Pharmacy, The Dead Science and Parenthetical Girls. Over the last five years, she also has composed music for a number of theater and dance companies in Seattle, including Dead Bird Movement, Strawberry Theater Workshop and the Degenerate Art Ensemble.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/