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Mirah - "Radiomind" (Absolute Magnitude Recordings)
Mirah: a staple of female indie rock of the early aughts, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Mentions of her have fallen off in the recent past, but with her latest record, Changing Light
, Mirah steps solo back into the limelight after nearly five years of shying away from it. The sentiments are complex, as evidenced by album singles like "Radiomind", which expresses both lightness and weightlessness, and "Oxen Hope", which delves into doubts and heartbreak. Yet all might seem well, when we hear her sing the words she sings in "Radiomind":
"Now all the days and nights that I'm dreaming
I get to breathe the breath you're breathing
It's been a long way back to believing someone
Can love me and the radio of my mind
will be self-released on May 13th, 2014, via her own label, Absolute Magnitude, with support from her own home, K Records