09 October 2009

WTJU Presents: Mirah

Ever since I first heard the opening lo-fi guitar strains of "Sweepstakes Prize" on Mirah's debut album, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This I've been hooked. From recording with Phil Elverum of The Microphones/Mt Eerie, to contributing to an entire album of songs about insects (Share This Place: Stories and Observations, with Spectratone International), Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has kept things interesting with each new release. On the heels of last summer's rollicking compilation of rarities and unreleased tracks, The Old Days Feeling, she has turned the tables once more with the polished and pensive (A)spera. Tracks like "Generosity" artfully demonstrate her knack for an epic sound (see also Advisory Committee's "Cold, Cold Water") while others, like "Gone Are The Days," hearken back to the spare, blues-y sounds of her first album.

Intrigued? You're in luck! Mirah will be in town on Monday, October 12 for a concert at the The Southern with Norfolk & Western. Come out and support great indie music in Charlottesville.

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