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What do you get when you start with the Black Keys, subtract the manly vocals, add in Cat Power sound-alike Laura Burhenn as lead singer, and multiply the total result by half a unit of fed-up hostility? Probably something resembling this thumping title track from the Mynabirds' second album. "Get your war paint on," Burhenn snarls over a buzzing bass-drum thump that sounds like it's on loan from the Led Zeppelin IV warehouse. Other cuts from the Omaha-based outfit's June release are considerably cuter than this one, but Burhenn's battle anthem has a slow stomp that might make you want to heed her orders.

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Ashley Fetters is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covers entertainment.

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