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Mirah – “Turned The Heat Off (The Blow Mix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mirah's new album, Changing Light, is filled with big feelings and big sounds. The album was inspired by a breakup, and throughout you'll find sweeping strings and glossy electronic beats. Yet in the Blow's remix for "Turned The Heat Off," Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne choose to go for something small. All the same intensity… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Mirah – “Goat Shepherd”

Mirah's upcoming Changing Light has been described as her "breakup album." But not all breakups are the same, and within the bitter "Oxen Hope" and the redemptive closer "Radiomind" we've heard quite a lot of musical and emotional range. Mirah's fierce new single, "Goat Shepherd," comes before "Radiomind" in terms of emotional chronology… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014

Mirah – “Radiomind” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we heard "Oxen Hope," the debut single off singer/songwriter Mirah's Changing Light, her first solo album in nearly five years. Though it's being called her break-up album, she's said it is one that manages to find resolution, and that resolution comes in the form of the closing track "Radiomind." It's a song… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 3, 2014

Mirah – “Oxen Hope”

When last we heard from the Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter Mirah, she'd lined up with Thao Nguyen to form the duo Thao & Mirah; they released one self-titled 2011 album together. Mirah herself hasn't dropped a solo album since 2009's (a)spera, but she's just announced that there's one called Changing Light coming this spring. People… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014

Backtrack: Mirah Advisory Committee

Welcome to Backtrack, Sam Hockley-Smith’s new Stereogum column dedicated to a remembrance of great things past, of important records situated in the middle ground between Legendary Reissue Status and yesterday’s news. Backtrack will unfold as a crate-digger’s journey [or: in relation to itself], drawing connections to previous stops, celebrating artists’ seminal platters. It’s borne outMore »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / March 6, 2013

Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Thao & Mirah Cover “Push It”

At a recent San Francisco stop on the Portlandia tour, Thao & Mirah joined the show's two stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, to cover Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It," basically one of the most perfect songs in the history of the English language. It's impossible to tell whether they're joking, but everyone seems to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012

Thao & Mirah Cover “Love Is A Battlefield”

Thao & Mirah just released their excellent self-titled debut as a team. The album was co-produced by tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus and features several Bay Area musicians assisting multi-instrumentalists Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studios. The pair also visited New, Improved Recording in Oakland to record this live session. More »

By: jessica / April 28, 2011

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what's possible when your videos don't have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp's and Arcade Fire's extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010

The ‘Gum Drop LXXI: Hear New Mirah, Win A Complete Set Of The 33 1/3 Book Series

(a)spera, Mirah's fourth solo album, is her first since 2004's excellent C'mon Miracle. It's solo, yes, but she's not alone: Longtime collaborator Phil Elverum contributed to three tracks and she collaborated with fellow Portlanders Tucker Martine and Adam Selzer along with Chris Funk, Tara Jane O'Neil and Lori Goldston. The collection's out 3/10 via More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2009

Mirah – “Gone Are The Days”

(a)spera, Mirah's fourth solo album, is her first since 2004's excellent C'mon Miracle. It's solo, yes, but she's not alone: Longtime collaborator Phil Elverum contributed to three tracks and she collaborated with fellow Portlanders Tucker Martine and Adam Selzer along with Chris Funk, Tara Jane O'Neil and Lori Goldston. The collection's out 3/10 via More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2009

New Mirah And Spectratone International – “Credo Cigalia” / “Community”

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art commissioned Spectratone International, a.k.a. Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson, along with one of our favorite Microphones, Mirah, to write Share This Place, a song cycle about insects. The resulting dozen bugged-out tunes, which premiered alongside Britta Johnson's zany stop-motion shorts at the Seattle International Children's festival this past May,… More »

By: Stereogum / July 30, 2007