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Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn has been creating incorruptible independent pop music since the late 90’s. Mirah recently announced the reissue of her debut LP, You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This, accompanied with a full tribute LP with contributions from over 20 artists. The reissue is out July 31st, 2020 on Double Double Whammy. 

Mirah has shared the full album streams for the double LP 20th anniversary reissue of You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This. The reissue includes a remastered version of the record as well as a tribute to the album that features covers by Mount Eerie, Half Waif, Hand Habits, Palehound, Shamir, Sad13,Allison Crutchfield and more. The LP established Mirah as one of the smartest and most exciting young artists in America. It also went on to inspire a new generation of indie musicians, drawn in by Mirah’s deft and introspective songwriting.”

“To get to hear my songs performed by all of these amazing folks was like having a weird cool dream about my life 20 years ago,” Mirah said of the tribute album. “You know that way that dreams can feel both real and surreal at the same time? I love getting to float above myself and listen in on all of the brilliance that the musicians on the covers album gave to this project.”

Additionally, to celebrate the reissue, Mirah has announced a series of live streams featuring performances of songs from her first three records that kicks off on 8/11 with You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This. 

20 Year Anniversary Reissue of Mirah’s first album You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like. This was originally released on K Records in 2000 and has been out of print on vinyl since 2014.

Double album with the first disc a straight repress, but the second has a long list of notable artists covering the record including Phil Everum, Hand Habits, Jenn Wasner, Half Waif and many others.

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Gatefold 2xLP featuring the remastered full album and tribute covers LP.

Released July 31st, 2020

Half Waif Mirah

Half Waif has recorded a rendition of Mirah’s “Murphy Bed.” The cover will appear on a tribute album accompanying the 20th anniversary reissue of Mirah’s debut LP “You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This” (out July 31 via Double Double Whammy). Listen to Half Waif’s version of the song, as well as the remastered original by Mirah, below.

“It was a huge honour to record a cover for the legendary Mirah in celebration of this 20th anniversary reissue,” Half Waif’s Nandi Rose said of her recording.

I chose “Murphy Bed” because I could immediately hear the chorus being reimagined as a more choral-focused arrangement. There’s also something obviously sensual about this song lyrically, so I wanted to play that up with the slow backbeat and just have some fun with it. I’m really grateful to Mirah for her fearless song-writing, and I loved getting to interpret that with my own arrangement.

You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This was originally released in 2000 by K Records. In addition to a remastered version of the original album (co-produced by Phil Elverum), the tribute album features covers by Mount Eerie (“Of Pressure”), Shamir, Sad13, Allison Crutchfield, Hand Habits, Palehound, Flock of Dimes, Mal Blum, WHY?, and many others.

the 20th Anniversary Reissue of “You Think It’s Like This, But Really It’s Like This” including a covers compilation. Available July 31st on Double Double Whammy.