singer/songwriter’s next record will debut in March
By Mandy Rodgers
Based in Portland, Ore.,
Mirah waited for several years before she decided to release another group of
songs. Since 1999, the singer/songwriter has been involved with K Records and
put out her debut album, You Think It’s
Like This But Really It’s Like This, in 2000. Mirah has been working on the
newest record, (a) spera, with Phil
Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie), Tucker Martine and Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western).
Chris Funk (Decemberists), Tara Jane O’Neil and Lori Goldston are also
In Latin, the title means through hardships
to the stars, which is a theme throughout the folk-inspired album. According to
Mirah’s record label, “The songs on (a)spera strike a bold path across a landscape of dynamic and varied melody forms.
Mirah’s strongest asset, her sincerity and the care she takes in placing
herself within her music, is offered without compromise.” The record is set to
debut on March 12 with ten tracks including “Generosity” and “Country of the