- You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This
Like it Better, Even If We Slept Together
time I heard Mirahs first full-length
album, I was across the room talking to a friend, not
really paying attention. I remember thinking that this
album was very sparse in a good way, full of breathing
room between the plinky sounds of the guitar or the
out of tune piano. The next time I heard the album, I
sat down and really listened. And I havent stopped
listening since then.
the empty spaces framing her songs, Mirah sings in a plaintive,
girlish and yet rough voice, about love lost, about relationships
and friendships, about sex and loss. If I had to compare Mirah
to anyone, I might say she is a touch Liz Phair, a smidgen
of Chan Marshall, a drop of Mary Lou Lord.
dont always contain the most original statements ever
made in music; the refrain of la familia has the familiar
question, If we sleep together would it make it any
better, if we sleep together would you be my friend forever?
Yet the delivery of the lines make them newly spine tingling
and terribly sad at the same time.
songs, such as Murphy Bed, are more explicit. The song begins
with her singing to a missing lover, Hows the
road? Are you getting lots of action out there? I hope so.
Later in the song she adds in a cautious yet oddly seductive
manner, And when you get home you can tie me to the
murphy bed, lets do all the things you said, and you
know exactly what shes talking about.
simply states, Youve got pollen on your nose,
and you feel like youve been let into a private scene
where two people notice the smallest things about each other.
track on this album is a standout, and I cant remove
the CD from my CD player. Its hypnotic and refreshing.
Mirah is definitely someone to watch in the indie-girl arena.
Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This
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