Mirah’s seductively intoxicating voice has been known to take listeners on a journey. Centered on a harsh break-up, Mirah comes out the other end strong, raw and unguarded on her recently released fifth solo album, Changing Light. She explains, “Some big losses inspired many of the songs, but ultimately, it’s a story of transfiguring anger into something beautiful, about how to find home again.” Changing Light is the debut release on her new imprint Absolute Magnitude Recordings.
On Changing Light Mirah tells a tale of betrayal, confusion and transcendence, joined by a slew of friends and collaborators including Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary Timony, Emily Wells, and Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), Jherek Bischoff and her sister Emily Zeitlyn (Divers). Her powerful lyrics are intricately intertwined with cinematic orchestral arrangements, layered acoustic guitars and thundering drums which all join to paint a vivid narrative. With almost 20 years of songwriting under her belt and a resume immersed in a variety of influences from folk to punk to R&B, Mirah has set herself apart in the realm of exceptional female indie-pop artists.
The first video from Changing Light is for the track “No Direction Home”. This summer Mirah and her partner, filmmaker Todd Chandler, spent their wedding night in a lighthouse off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts. Shot in the reflection of the lighthouse windows in the middle of a thunderstorm, the video for “No Direction Home”, with its searching beacon and meditative pacing, compliments the song’s story of journey and longing. Directed by Todd Chandler, the “No Direction Home” video premiered with NPR and is available to post & share HERE.
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Mirah will embark on a full North American tour this fall in support of the critically acclaimed record. Hitting Chicago, New York, DC, Portland, LA and many others, Mirah is equally excited to have friends, collaborators and heroes as support in different cities.
North American Tour Dates
9/26: Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall Loft
9/27: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall (w/ Death Vessel)
9/28: Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen (w/ Death Vessel)
9/29: Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo (w/ Death Vessel)
9/30: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison (w/ Death Vessel)
10/1: Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes (w/ Death Vessel)
10/2: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme (w/ Death Vessel)
10/4: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (w/ Death Vessel)
10/6: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway (w/ Death Vessel)
10/7: Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s (w/ Death Vessel)
10/8: Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox (w/ Death Vessel)
10/9: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub (w/ Death Vessel)
10/10: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café (w/ Death Vessel)
10/11: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Death Vessel)
10/12: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage (w/ Death Vessel)
10/13: Durham, NC @ Pinhook (w/ Loamlands)
11/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/9: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Yesway)
11/11: Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza (w/ Led To Sea)
11/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Luz Mendoza)
11/13: Olympia, WA @ Northern (w/ Erica Freas)
11/14: Seattle, WA @ St. Mark’s Cathedral (w/ Led To Sea + Lemolo)
11/15: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club (w/ Mecca Normal)