Yup, I am gonna try for both of them. Los Campesinos last two albums were disappointments and when I caught em two years ago at Webster Hall I was aghast. But, like I said, two years ago nd Garth is a true original wacko and LPR is a terrific room.
Mynabirds had a tremendous album, What We Lost In The Fire, on Saddlecreek, two years ago, a sorta Dusty Springfield-y soul album by a white chick with a surfeit of soul. They played town but I missed it.
The title song off their upcoming album Generals is a real good, lively stomper and the PR folks at Saddle Creek have this to say (I'll be going any way):
"GENERALS is fueled by a full decade of Burhenn’s political frustration and aimed at finding a revolutionary yet pacifist way in a world where, these days, it seems warring comes quick. Lyrically, it sings the voice of the collective frustration. Musically, you can hear echoes of early PJ Harvey, politically-charged Nina Simone and Low-era David Bowie. It gets down and hip hop dirty, flirts with African melodies and rhythms, goes four-on-the-floor for all out dance jams and has plenty of percussion. Burhenn even plays drums herself on a couple of songs, and a 5-gallon bucket in homage to DC Street Go-Go on another. Truly a sophomore album fully armed."