MIRAH

On her fifth solo album, Changing Light [KLP253], Mirah breaks it down and builds it back up again with the street smarts that only years behind the wheel of love can inspire. Ready with the maps and driven to the rhythms on the radio dial, 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). In Philadelphia, Mirah and her sister Emily Zeitlyn (Divers) penned “LC,” an homage to childhood inspiration Leonard Cohen. Seattle-based composer Jherek Bischoff drew up intricate string arrangements which were recorded in the living rooms of each individual player. And Tune-Yards producer Eli Crews co-produced several tracks with Mirah in her new hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been at the heart of the vibrant Northwest independent music scene ever since her debut album You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This (KLP112). A collection of her own 4-track recordings alongside collaborations with Phil Elverum of The Microphones Mt. Eerie, the album became an instant classic. A follow-up to her first release, 2001′s stunning Advisory Committee (KLP135) cemented Mirah’s place in the alternative music canon. These albums were an exploration of the territories beyond lo-fi, aiming to transcend mere technical limitations and to push the boundaries of ‘indie-rock’ towards a more meaningful communicative goal. Phil Elverum’s sound experiments collided with Mirah’s striking lyrical poise and unabashed emotional honesty and the resulting mix proved quite evocative.

2003 saw the release of Songs from the Black Mountain Music Project (KLP150), the result of a self-imposed artists-in-seclusion collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist and musician Ginger Brooks Takahashi. Mirah began working with Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Seattle’s Black Cat Orchestra in 2003 and the release of a collection of cover songs followed. The album To All We Stretch the Open Arm was conceived as an anti-war statement and included renditions of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Story of Isaac’ and Kurt Weill’s ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive.’ Released in 2004, Mirah’s third solo album C’mon Miracle (KLP160) combined the ever-present youthful splendor of her earlier works with a more mature stylistic component which led many critics to hail it as her best work to date.

A sonic expedition, Joyride: Remixes (KLP177) was released in 2006 and features dance remixes of tracks from Mirah’s three solo efforts by the likes of The Blow, Guy Sigsworth, Shawn “Nervous” ParkeMt. Eerie and Anna Oxygen. Next, in 2007, came another turn with Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson, who had since re-created themselves as Spectratone International. Share This Place: Stories and Observations (KLP181) was the culmination of this second collaboration. The insect-inspired extravaganza became a multi-media performance featuring stop motion animation by Britta Johnson and 12 songs based in part on the writings of the influential French scientist/poet Jean Henri Fabre. A dip into the past brought forth 2008’s release of The Old Days Feeling, a collection of singles and previously unreleased rarities.

In March of 2009, Mirah unveiled her latest full length solo album, (a)spera (KLP195), which mixes her trademark lyrical sincerity with innovative instrumentation. August 2010 saw the release of the “Gone Are All The Days” 12″ (KLP222), a disco remix record that brightens up one of (a)spera‘s darkest tracks with glittery energy and an empowered delivery. Also in 2010, Mississippi Records released a new Mirah 7″ of original 60′s girl group inspired songs called The Tears That Fall. Mirah recently collaborated with Thao Nguyen from Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, the two released an album on Kill Rock Stars in 2011.

Check out an interview with Mirah on the K Weblog here: http://krecs.com/uncategorized/mirah-interview-2/ 

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From Mirah‘s album (a)spera [KLP195]- an album, just like the Latin from which it takes it’s name, in which hopes and difficulties are linked inseparably, as we all are. …

 

Mirah‘s album C’mon Miracle [KLP160] is batch of songs, which though short on fanfare, are long on solidity, pianos, drummers and the importance of standing up against oppression. From C’mon Miracle…

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Date City Venue Country
10/12/14 Mirah in Washington, DC Black Cat United States
Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1811 14th St NW. Venue phone: (202) 667-4527. With Death Vessel
10/11/14 Mirah in New York NY Le Poisson Rouge United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 158 Bleecker St. Venue phone: 212.228.4854. With Death Vessel 18+ Buy tickets
10/10/14 Mirah in Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $12.00-$14.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 56 South 12th Street. Venue phone: 412.431.4950. With Death Vessel 21+ – $12 in Adv. – $14 at the Door.
10/09/14 Mirah in Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1345 Main St. With Death Vessel 21+
10/08/14 Mirah in Nashville, TN The Stone Fox United States
Admission: $10.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 712 51st Avenue N. With Death Vessel 18+
10/07/14 Mirah in Oxford MS Proud Larry’s United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10.00-$12.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 211 South Lamar. With Death Vessel 21+ – $10 in Adv. – $12 at the Door.
10/06/14 Mirah in St. Louis, MO Off-Broadway United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3509 Lemp Avenue. With Death Vessel $3.00 Minor surcharge may apply.
10/05/14 Mirah in Milwaukee WI Turner Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $13.50-$15.15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1034 N. 4th St.. $13.50 in Adv. – $15.50 at the Door Buy tickets
10/04/14 Mirah in Chicago Empty Bottle United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $12.00-$15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. With Death Vessel 21+ – $12 in Adv. – $15 at the Door Buy tickets
10/02/14 Mirah in Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12.00-$15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 68 Commerce SW. With Death Vessel $12 in Adv. – $15 at the Door Buy tickets
10/01/14 Mirah in Detroit, MI Trinosophes United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1464 Gratiot, Detroit, MI.. Venue phone: (313) 737-6606. With Death Vessel Buy tickets
09/30/14 Mirah in Toronto, Canada The Garrison United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $13.50-$15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1197 Dundas St W. With Death Vessel 19 and Up – $13.50 in Adv. – $15 at the Door
09/29/14 Mirah in Montreal, QB Casa del Popolo Canada
Admission: $12.00-$14.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 4848 St-Laurent Blvd. With Death Vessel. 18+ – $12 in Adv. – $14 at the Door.
09/28/14 Mirah in Burlington VT Signal Kitchen United States
Admission: $12.00 – $14.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 71 Main St.. With Death Vessel $12 in Adv. – $14 at the door
09/27/14 Mirah in Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $12.50-$15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 20 Center Street. Venue phone: (413) 584-0610. With Death Vessel $12.50 in advance – $15 at the door.
09/26/14 Mirah in Portsmouth NH The Music Hall Loft United States
Time: 7:15pm. Admission: $19.80-$22.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 131 Congress Street. Members get discounted pricing.
08/15/14 Mirah in Rochester Helsing Junction Sleepover United States
Time: 7:25pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 12231 Independence Rd Rochester, WA 98579.
08/07/14 - 08/10/14 Mirah in Olga WA Doe Bay Music Festival United States
Admission: $90.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 107 Doe Bay. Venue phone: 360.376.8059. $90 for Festival Pass
05/22/14 Mirah in Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 158 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA 02134. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/21/14 Mirah in Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 66 N 6th St Brooklyn. Venue phone: (718) 486-5400. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/20/14 Mirah in Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1201 N. Frankford Ave.. Age restriction: 21 & up Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/19/14 Mirah in Columbus, OH The Basement United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: ADV:$12.00/ADV:$14.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 391 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/18/14 Mirah in Bloomington, IN The Bishop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 123 S Walnut Street. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/17/14 Mirah in Iowa City, IA Gabe’s Oasis United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV:$13.00/DOS:$15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 330 E Washington, Iowa City, IA. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/16/14 Mirah in Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: ADV: $15.00/DOS: $18.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 416 Cedar Ave. Venue phone: 612) 338-2674. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/14/14 Mirah in Evanston, IL SPACE United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1245 Chicago Avenue. Venue phone: 847.492.8860. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
05/13/14 Mirah in Cleveland Beachland Tavern United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110. Openers: Led to Sea & Loamlands
03/08/14 Mirah in Los Angeles. CA Satellite Club United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $12 Adv. $16 Dos.. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1717 Silverlake Blvd.
02/01/14 Mirah in Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $13. Address: 1131 S. Broad St. Venue phone: (215) 821-7575. with Divers!
01/31/14 Mirah in Boston MA 02115 Cafe 939 United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15.00 $. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 939 Boyleston Street.
01/30/14 Mirah in New York NY The Jewish Museum United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1109 Fifth Avenue. Venue phone: (212) 423-3337.
07/11/13 Mirah in New York Bowery Room United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $17 adv/ $20 day of show. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 6 Delancey Street. Venue phone: (212) 533-2111.
04/20/13 Mirah in Seattle, WA St. Mark’s Cathedral United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1245 10th Ave E. w/ Shenandoah Davis and The Moondoggies

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