Music

Review: "Radiator Sister" by The Mynabirds

| Mon Jun. 4, 2012 5:00 AM EDT

TRACK 4

"Radiator Sister"

From the Mynabirds' Generals

SADDLE CREEK

Liner notes: Indie folk-pop siren Laura Burhenn channels glam gods T. Rex on a rave-up from the sophomore Mynabirds album, which adds funk, torch laments and stadium rock to her always-tuneful mix.

Behind the music: Formerly half of the DC duo Georgie James and a member of Bright Eyes' touring band, Burhenn is instigator of TheNewRevolutionists.org, a portrait project saluting modern-day women warriors who stand up to injustice.

Check it out if you like: Fiona Apple, Laura Marling, and Sam Phillips—all adept at combining pleasant sounds and strong ideas.