Release Date: Jul 29, 2008
Record label: Modern Radio
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
With an array of styles ranging from high lonesome country to post-rock to some kind of child-like cooing, The Old Days Feeling collects unreleased and older material by the Washington-based singer Mirah. And for the most part, she maintains an edge that gives these tracks their power. They are intimate without being abstract, fun without being smug.
Northwest chanteuse releases a mixed bag of rarities for lo-fi loversThere’s a thin, pastel-colored line between sweet and saccharine, and Pacific Northwest-based songstress Mirah has toed it for over 10 years now. Her particular sonic brand of lo-fi intimacies and unabashed (often libidinous) confessions tends either to melt its way into weepy hearts or to nettle those with less mawkish sensibilities. Along these lines, the rare and unreleased tracks that make up The Old Days Feeling don’t reveal anything astonishing—except that the songs here are even lower-fi and more unabashed than much of what has appeared on Mirah’s three full-lengths.