Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms on the radio dial, Mirah‘s forthcoming new album Changing Light’s ten songs carry us from heartbreak to wholeness and all the places in between. Uprooted from her home after a scorching break-up, Mirah spent four years rambling and recording. Tracks were laid down in almost two dozen houses and apartments — from the Northwest to Southern California to the East Coast. Sparse demos were recorded with co-producer Christopher Doulgeris in Portland and Los Angeles. Embellishments were then added by a slew of friends and collaborators, including Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary Timony, Emily Wells, and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah). And Tune-Yards producer Eli Crews co-produced several tracks with Mirah in her new hometown of Brooklyn, New York. It is set for a May 13th release date on hew own imprint Absolute Magnitude Recordings, with support from K Records. Today Mirah has announced a string of spring tour dates starting on release day, taking her to the midwest and the east coast.
Upcoming Mirah Tour Dates
04-12 New York, NY – Supper Studio at the Centre for Social Innovation
05-13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
05-14 Evanston, IL – Space
05-16 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
05-17 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis
05-18 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
05-19 Columbus, OH – The Basement
05-20 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05-22 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
More info on Mirah and Changing Light:
Changing Light’s reassuring compass is found in Mirah’s vocals and incisive descriptions. There is yearning (“Gold Rush” and “Fleetfoot Ghost”) and hot anger (“Goat Shepherd”), but no shortage of lyrical and musical playfulness. Whether it be the T. Rex-inspired rough edges of “Radiomind,” the rollicking lo-fi bang-and-pop of “Goat Shepherd,” or the lush pop balladry of “Turned the Heat Off,” the album corrals string sections and vintage synths with horns, a multitude of guitar tones and overdriven drums.
“It’s a break-up record. It has some moments of darkness, some twists and turns , but ultimately, there’s a resolution,” says Mirah. So much can happen in four years, even forgiveness.” While Mirah has been making independent pop records for well over a decade, Changing Light is the debut release on her new imprint, Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
Out May 13th on Absolute Magnitude Recordings w/ support from K Records