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That the Mynabirds’ third record, Lovers Know, is songstress Laura Burhenn’s most personal album should come as no surprise to fans of the vocalist who previously made up half of the D.C.-based pop duo Georgie James. After touring with the Postal Service during its 2013 reunion, Burhenn took a year to travel the globe solo, visiting South Africa, trekking through Europe, and driving across the U.S. twice, returning with an album’s worth of new material. Recorded in studios in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Nashville, and Auckland, New Zealand, the new album has a similarly global footprint. Burhenn’s rich, swelling vocals carry over the album’s shimmering synths, throbbing bass, and glittery cymbal clashes, giving Lovers Know a dreamy, ethereal quality. Each track is at once intimate and grand, personal and universal—the perfect balance for a powerful live performance. The Mynabirds perform with Stranger Cat and Bad Bad Hats at 6 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.