the mynabirds

The Mynabirds - Witch Wolf

No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Laura aimed to speak from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of “Emotional Journalism,” singing the heartbreak, anger, exhaustion and resolute hope she witnessed during the Muslim travel ban, the final stand at Standing Rock, and every other news story that rattled America in that period

Oh, I am diggin’ the hell out of this one, kids! NICE.

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Hi and welcome back to Jungle Indie Rock’s weekend round up of new music, posted here over the last 7 days. This is week number 5.

Catfish & The Bottlemen - Homesick 

Muse - Mercy

Yukon Blonde - Como

John E Vistic - Long Time Gone (feat. Katey Brooks)

White - Future Pleasures (BBC Introducing, Studio 1 session)

Porcelain Raft - Half Awake

My Echoes - Blind Alley

Florence + The Machine - Ship to Wreck (Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015) 

The Wombats - Be Your Shadow

Buzzmutt - Stumble Forward

The Mynabirds - Semantics

Foo Fighters - Congregation (Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015)

Bullet For My Valentine - No Way Out (Lyric Video)

Gengahr - Heroine

The Canals - Desperado

Miss Ohio - KGB

Imagine Dragons - Shots (Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2015)

The Cribs - Different Angle

Muse - Psycho

Muse - Mercy

DMA’s - Laced

Radkey Live in Coachella Valley, 2015 with Jam In The Van

Piratez - It’s Not Enough

Marijuanal - Strung Out

Black Twig - In League With Satan (Venom cover)

Jungle Indie Rock - New Bands Playlist 7

Metric - Live It Out (Live at the Edge)

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love

We Are The Ocean - Holy Fire

Prides - Messiah

Spector - Bad Boyfriend

Metric - The Shade (Live at the Edge)

Seasick Steve - Bring It On

Flume - Some Minds (feat. Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow)

Darwin Deez - Kill Your Attitude

Jenny Lewis - She’s Not Me

Check all previous Round Up posts here


Looking like a mermaid with a Casio keyboard, The Mynabirds’ Laura Burhenn performs a new song from an album due out this summer. Down by a creek in Austin, “All My Heart” is a lover’s hymn.

Conor is really one of the funniest people I know. Very good-hearted, kind and hilarious. And I think people have this idea that he’s sitting around and brooding and feeling sorry for himself a lot. [laughs] Which is just not the case at all. But it’s funny, because part of me thinks maybe I shouldn’t tell that to the world. That should be our little secret.

Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds

September 2012

black valentine - a mix for kismesissitude

i. a night like this - caro emerald “he calls your bluff / he is the ace, you never thought he played that much / and now it’s more than all his cards you want to touch / you never know if winning this could really be enough”

ii. do what you want - ok go “come on, come on / do what you want / what could go wrong / oh, come on, come on, come on”

iii. thank god for sinners - ty segall “you give me sweets, you know / you know i’m not good so / thank god for the sinners / thank god for your love / in the morning i’ll rise above”

iv. the world’s smallest violin - the high strung “can you hear the world’s smallest violin / playing just for you? / you think it’s something that is over my head / remember who you’re talking to”

v. do i wanna know? - arctic monkeys “are there some aces up your sleeve? / have you no idea that you’re in deep? / i dreamt about you nearly every night this week / how many secrets can you keep?”

vi. let the record go - the mynabirds “let the record show / you gave a real good fight / and let the record show / so did i / four black eyes, some sticks and stones / chalk the numbers up / and let the record go”

vii. electric twist - a fine frenzy “and the touch of your lips / it’s a shock, not a kiss / it’s electric twist, it’s electric twist”

viii. proper taste - sleeper agent “you lack proper taste / wipe me from your face / tie me up, i’m laced / and stay estranged”

ix. hang me up to dry - cold war kids “all mixed up in the wash / hot water bleeding our colors / now hang me up to dry / you wrung me out too, too, too many times”

x. you know i’m no good - amy winehouse “i cheated myself / like i knew i would / i told you i was trouble / and you know that i’m no good”

xi. love came here - lhasa de sela “there is no end to this story / no final tragedy or glory / love came here and never left”

xii. howlin’ for you - the black keys “i must admit / i can’t explain / any of these thoughts / racing through my brain / it’s true / baby, i’m howlin’ for you”

xiii. blue eyes blind - zz ward “you set me straight, just like an arrow / until we lay, caught in the afterglow / my world was gray with all the others / until you came, you showed me colors”

xiv. love you madly - cake “i don’t want to think about it / i don’t want to talk about it / when i kiss your lips / i want to sink down to the bottom of the sea”

xv. black valentine - caro emerald “love can’t conquer anything / if it’s lost without a trace / you might be tough, you might even be strong / but not when you’re in this place”


63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

1. British singer-songwriter ROMANS’ soulful, euphoric “Uh Huh.”
2. Little Mix’s unapologetically bubblegum “Black Magic.”
3. Hit-Boy’s woozy twilight anthem “Go All Night (ft. Travis Scott).”
4. Reggae meets pop-punk on Twenty One Pilots’ genre-bending “Ride.”
5. Country singer Kelsea Ballerini picks up where Taylor Swift left off on the twangy “Xo.”
6. Years & Years continue to rule the dance floor with the effervescent “Shine.”
7. French-Canadian singer Cœur de pirate gets an assist from Peter Bjorn and John’s Björn Yttling on “Carry On.”
8. Synthpop trio Wet’s breathy, delicate “Deadwater.”
9. Bebe Rexha’s bittersweet EDM ballad “Sweet Beginnings.”
10. Major Lazer’s latest synth-heavy dance-hall banger, “Too Original (ft. Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell).”
11. Willow Smith continues her alt-R&B experimentations on “WEEPINGWILOUGH/LETSGOTOMECCA (ft. Mecca Kalani).”
12. Grunge queen Courtney Love returns to her roots on the snarling “Miss Narcissist.”
13. Ascendant grime star Jammz’s hard-hitting “Final Warning.”
14. ASAP Rocky’s wobbly, intoxicating ode to psychedelics, “L$D.”
15. Tori Kelly’s good-girl sass is front and center on the ’90s-esque “Unbreakable Smile.”
16. Long Beach native Vince Staples’ sparse, ominous “Señorita.”
17. Sage the Gemini’s sultry, pulsating “Good Thing (ft. Nick Jonas).”
18. Tink pays homage to R&B goddess Aaliyah on “Million.”
19. London-based rapper Tinie Tempah’s joyful Jess Glynne collab, “Not Letting Go.”
20. Albert Hammond Jr.’s breezy, guitar-driven “Born Slippy.”
21. British electro outfit’s Hot Chip sneaker-inspired meditation on the passage of time, “Huarache Lights.”
22. Luke Bryan makes a bid for pop radio with his latest tailgate anthem, “Kick the Dust Up.”
23. Paul Thomas Zito’s spacey, NASA-sampling “Cosmonaut (ft. Phil Jacoby).”
24. Rita Ora’s “Poison” is a deceptively sweet track about the appeals of toxic relationships.
25. U.K. producer Hudson Mohawke’s relentlessly bright party-starter, “Scud Books.”
26. Country star Jake Owen’s quirky, Sugar Ray–inspired “Real Life.”
27. “Cerulean,” a slow, seductive bit of alt-R&B from U.K. producer Maths Time Joy.
28. The rollicking, stream-of-consciousness ramblings of Courtney Barnett’s “Dead Fox.”
29. EDM wunderkind Zedd teams up with YouTuber turned pop star Troye Sivan on this ambitious, seven-minute epic “Papercut.”
30. Alex Winston’s charging pop anthem “Careless.”
31. Jamie xx’s “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan]” sounds like its inspiration: a summer drive over the Williamsburg bridge soundtracked by New York hip-hop station Hot 97.
32. Swedish pop rapper Elliphant’s glossy, genre-defying single “Love Me Badder.”
33. Kopecky’s dance floor-ready “Talk to Me.”
34. Singer Grace combines classic, Adele-style vocals with Rihanna’s bad-girl swagger on the swooning “Feel Your Love.”
35. Hitmaker Ester Dean finally has a smash of her own with the irresistibly catchy “Crazy Youngsters.”
36. “All I Need,” a soaring devotional from über-producer The-Dream.
37. Icona Pop’s shout-sing over a trumpet sample on the feverish “Emergency.”
38. Twenty-three-year-old Hunter Hayes gets nostalgic for the recent past on the summery “21.”
39. Rationale’s lush, unpredictable “Re.Up.”
40. Disclosure’s soulful, house-inspired “Holding On (ft. Gregory Porter).”
41. Romantic uncertainty has never sounded more appealing than on Flor’s “Unsaid.”
42. The dreamy, lo-fi “I Can’t Explain” from West Palm Beach–based rockersSurfer Blood.
43. Rudimental’s subdued drum-and-bass single “Never Let You Go.”
44. Waterbed’s warped, bubblegum-y “Do2Me.”
45. Montreal-based quartet No Joy’s genuinely sad shoe-gazer “Moon in My Mouth.”
46. Fight Like Apes’ arch take on the everyday, “Pop Itch.”
47. Moresounds’ skittering “Dead and Bury (ft. Fracture).”
48. The distorted funk rock of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Ur Life One Night.”
49. “Darker,” a mournful ballad from the electric, genre-defying Shamir.
50. Destroyer’s bombastic, saxophone-heavy “Dream Lover.”
51. Multihyphenate Lane Moore falls head over heels on It Was Romance’s boisterous “Philadelphia.”
52. Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval’s fragile, incisive “That Battle Is Over.”
53. New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus’ howling comeback single, “Dimed Out.”
54. The Mynabirds’ melancholy synthpop stunner, “Semantics.”
55. Danish singer-songwriter Kwamie Liv’s fiery, slow-burning “Higher.”
56. Indie rockers PHASES’ infectiously upbeat “I’m in Love With My Life.”
57. Patrick Watson’s shimmery, spaced out “Places You Will Go.”
58. R&B godess Lianne La Havas’ gravity-defying love song, “Unstoppable.”
59. Allen Stone’s funky, irresistible “Upside.”
60. Anti-Flag’s riotous “Brandenburg Gate (ft. Tim Armstrong).”
61. The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams wrestles with regret on the plaintive “What a Good Woman Does.”
62. The Weeknd continues to make the most out of his menacing midnight confessions on “The Hills.”
63. Alessia Cara defiant anti-party anthem, “Here.”

heart was missing. songs for soft skin, round thighs, swollen lips and long hair tangled in bedsheets.

fiction, the xx. the moon song, karen o. space crush. sweater girls. whatever you like (cover), anya marina. i wanna be your boyfriend, discovery feat. deradoorian. fineshrine, purity ring. gone sugaring, mirah. i put a spell on you, nina simone. get some, lykke li. g.u.y., lady gaga. gods & monsters, lana del rey. do i wanna know?, arctic monkeys. my body’s a zombie for you, dead man’s bones. just another girl, the killers. run, basia bulat. bag of hammers, thao. take care (cover), florence + the machine. stuck on fuckin’ you, lady gaga. the gambler, fun. please please please let me get what i want (cover), she & him. forgive me love (acoustic), alanis morissette, if i could change your mind, haim. sex, the 1975. body of work, the mynabirds. nuclear seasons, charli xcx.


Can’t Get Enough - A Mix for Greed from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood / Manga

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Busy Earnin’ – Jungle   //   Raise Hell – Dorothy   //   I Want It – Viv and the Revival   //   Satan’s Foot On My Neck – Brett Detar   //   Bad Moon Rising – The Mynabirds   //   I’m So Sorry – Imagine Dragons   //   Beat the Devil’s Tattoo – Black Rebel Motorcycle Gang   //   Ain’t No Angel – Ron Pope  //   Could Have Been Me  The Struts   //   I Am   AWOLNATION
can you ever love somebody

so here it is, an Official Author-Made playlist for my billdip fic desperate measures. mostly electronica, some poppy stuff. also it’s kinda super sad. cover art by me!


Only You // Ellie Goulding | All Over You // LEISURE | Clarity (feat. Foxes) // Zedd | Shake Your Head Yes // The Mynabirds | Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) // Major Laser | Clean // The Japanese House | Down On Love // Cannons | Hustler // Josef Salvat | Love Somebody // Robyn Sherwell | Down In Flames // Cleopold | Same Old Love // Selena Gomez | Ocean // Devon Baldwin | Cold // Retro Culture | Heartburn // Wafia | Shameless // The Weeknd