2014 Top Tens

20 12 2014

Some of the gang over here at Burst & Bloom share some things that they enjoyed in 2014. Music, film, television, books, live shows, podcasts, life, etc… The best of 2014, according to Guy Capecelatro III, Tommy McCaffrey, Dylan Metrano, Jesse Rifkin, Jim Rioux, Peter Squiers, and Zach Tremblay.

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Cool Choices

Trace Mountains Buttery Sprouts

Field Report Marigolden

Ormonde Cartographer/Explorer

The Delines Colfax

Frankie Cosmos Zentropy

Mimicking Birds Eons

Broken Twin May

Novi Split If Not This Then What

Your Friend Jeckyl/ Hyde

Owl John s/t Read the rest of this entry »





Pre-order Jason Molina tribute 2LP now!

18 11 2014

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Over a year in the works, we are now taking pre-orders for the double-LP Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina. Please take a moment to read about, listen to samples from, and pre-order the album at http://www.staticanddistance.com/

Tribute albums are a strange undertaking, funny to love something so well then want to change it, to interpret it for yourself.  Anyone who has ever performed or recorded someone else’s song understands that to cover a song is to find some way in, deeper than you could from just listening; it’s a way of knowing a song intimately, to make it your own and to love it.

Jason Molina’s songs seem so passionately torn from his very heart in such a way as to make us smell the fleshy vitality.  They are small and personal, as though a tiny secret whispered in our ears, yet speak to such enormous truths and overarching perceptions.  They revealed an author in ways we might not even come to know ourselves.  To hear Jason’s albums is to understand and fully believe his authenticity.

No one is under the impression they’re going to improve on the genuine article but with these songs we say, “Thanks for showing us what you saw, what you felt.  We see it and we feel it and we fucking agree.  With the whole of our hearts.  Thank you, Jason, for the beauty you brought to this world.”

LP1 side A 

1. Peter Hess & Eoin Russell Tenskawatawa (3:07)  

2. Guy Capecelatro III Soul (5:53)

3. Annie Fleming & Viking Moses Farewell Transmission (7:30)

4. Bob Corn & Matteo Uggeri Lioness (4:23)

5. Paul Watson North Star Blues (4:05) 

LP1 side B

6. Tiger Saw Being in Love (3:15)

7. The Black Hare Ocean’s Nerve (4:50)

8. Jesse Poe, Peter Hess & Joel Hamburger Just be Simple (4:06)

9. Marissa Nadler It’s Easier Now (3:48)

10. Stephen Bartolomei Long Desert Train  (7:28)

LP2 side A

1. Nad Navillus Be Your Own Guide (4:23)

2. The Verms Impulse (Declarer) (2:47)

3. Mara Flynn Calling Bird (3:30)

4. Jesse Rifkin The Body Burned Away (4:13)

5. Brendan Quinn There Will Be Distance (6:41)

LP2 side B

6. Sharron Kraus Ring the Bell (5:58)

7. Thalia Zedek Band Hold On Magnolia (7:33)

8.  Jason Anderson The Dark Don’t Hide It (2:38)

9 . Small Sur Two Blue Lights  (2:58)

10. Jesse Poe, Thalia Zedek and The Static & Distance Band I Can Not Have Seen the Light (3:43)





Death to the Landladys on Halloween!

5 10 2014

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Special costumes, covers, and guests on Halloween at Blue Mermaid, Portsmouth, NH. Halloween Night!





Minute Long Songs

19 03 2014

It’s here! The Guy Capecelatro III-curated compilation of sixty-six songs of one-minute length, featuring lots of your favorites, including Unbunny, Eastern Mountain Time, A Severe Joy, Testface, Bellows, Mara Flynn, Hotel Alexis,  and so many more! Free download!





Coming in 2014

13 02 2014

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2013 Top Tens

9 12 2013

Dylan Metrano (Tiger Saw)

Top non-album things

1. Orphan Black. Favorite new show.

Runner-up: Hello Ladies.

Old favorites still gold: Justified, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Mindy Project, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story, Saturday Night Live, etc.

2. A Place Beyond the Pines. Other great films included Enough Said, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, The Great Gatsby. So many movies opening in the next few weeks though, so who knows?

3. Solange at the Paradise, Dirty Projectors at Port City Music Hall, James Blake at House of Blues.

4. Beck’s Song Reader

Albums

1. Rhye Woman

2. James Blake Overgrown

3. Bryan Ferry The Jazz Age

4. Beyonce Beyonce
5. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
6. Washed Out Paracosm
7. Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away
9. Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience, pt. 1
10. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Ripley Pine

Peter Squiers (The Landladys)

The ten best live performances I saw in 2013:

Bellows at BUOY Gallery (Kittery, ME)

Rick Rude at Sonny’s (Dover, NH)
People Skills at The Red Door (Portsmouth, NH)
Tell Stories at The Red Door (Portsmouth, NH)
Snowblink at BUOY Gallery (Kittery, ME)

Mirror Travel at Sonny’s (Dover, NH)
Ghost Wolves at The Press Room (Portsmouth, NH)
WAX MICE at a house show (York, ME)
ZZ Top at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (Hampton Beach, NH)
Reggie Watts at The Music Hall (Portsmouth, NH)

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Top albums in no particular order

Keaton Henson Birthdays

Laura Veirs Warp and Weft
The Front Bottoms Talon of the Hawk
The Blow s/t

Adam Gnade The Americans
David Francey So Say We All
Avians Alight Land and Sea
Throwing Muses Purgatory/ Paradise
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle Perils from the Sea
Lovers A Friend in the World
Hotel Alexis Raised on Fire

Bonnie Prince Billy s/t
Shannon Wright In Film Sound
Brown Bird Fits of Reason
Richard Buckner Surrounded
Holopaw  Academy Songs Volume 1
Frightened Rabbit  Pedestrian Verse

TV Shows in no particular order

Hit Or Miss

Shameless
The Returned
Orange is the New Black
Justified
Orphan Black

Game of Thrones
The Following
Hunted
The Ultimate Fighter
The Walking Dead
Masters of Sex
The Mindy Project

Vegetarian restaurants in no particular order

The Blue Sage (Southhampton, PA)
Gobo (NYC)
Herbivore (SF, CA)
The Green Elephant (Portland, ME)
Blossom (NYC)
Casa De Luz (Austin)
Grasshopper (Boston)
Anjelica (NYC)

Jim Rioux (Pale Wallace)

King Krule 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

Matthew. E. White Big Inner
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Phosphorescent Muchacho

Polica Shulamith
Foals Holy Fire
Elvis Costello and the Roots Wake Up Ghost and Other Songs
Keaton Henson Birthdays
Majical Cloudz Impersonator
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle Perils from the Sea

Christopher Holt (Smells Like… Tuna Time, Tiger Saw)

Arrested Development, Season 4: A motion picture Rubik’s cube, next level television. And hilarious, too. Watch it at least twice to catch everything you’ll miss the first time. Stream it on Netflix!

David Byrne & St. Vincent (live at the State Theater, Portland ME): Saw this band play in Boston and loved the show so much we went again. Got there two hours early to get front row. Could see the sweat dripping off them. 8 piece horn section, and two of the best singer/songwriters around. Hands down, my all time favorite musical experience.

Fez (Xbox Live Arcade): Starting playing this puzzle/platformer last week, and can’t get enough. The depth of the game is outstanding. You literally have to think outside the box. Keep an eye out for the Legend of Zelda, Twin Peaks, and 2001 references.

Gravity: How did they make this movie??? Go out and see it on the big screen in 3D while you still can!!! It will blow your mind!

John Dies at the End: Saw the movie and loved it so much I read the book too. Sci-fi for slackers. So good. I won’t attempt to the explain the plot. Stream the film on Netflix, and then read the book.

David Bowie The Next Day: Record of the year. Bowie’s first record in ten years has everything I want from a Bowie record; Great songs sung by one of the greatest voices of our time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 2013 has been a great year for TMNT fans with a top notch new show (nickelodeon), and a stellar new comic book (IDW). Both mediums take all your expectations of what the Turtles can be and pushes them further. THE best versions of TMNT!

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This is the End: One of man kinds finest achievements in cinematography? YES!

El Toro (Six Flags, Jackson, NJ): Billed as “Worlds Best Wooden Roller Coaster”, with a drop height of 176 feet, and a top speed of 70 mph, I have to agree. This coaster does things I never thought a wooden coasters could do.

“Weird Al” Yankovic (live at Casino Ballroom, Hampton, NH): One of the tightest groups I’ve ever seen, and Al, now in his mid-fifties, is clearly having a blast, while perfectly hitting every note. The most fun you’ll ever have at a rock show!

Sean Hood (Eastern Mountain Time, Hello Shark)

10. Bob Dylan Another Self-Portrait (The Bootleg Series Vol. 10)
9. Small Houses Exactly Where You Wanted to Be
8. Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. (Reissue)

7. Kanye West Yeezus
6. Smog Dream River
5. Paper Castles Vague Era
4. Dawes Stories Don’t End
3. Phosphorescent Muchacho
2. Drake Nothing Was the Same
1. Jason Isbell Southeastern





Two New Summer Releases!

30 06 2013

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Pale Wallace

Happy Summer from Burst & Bloom!

We have two brand-new CD releases for you from two Seacoast NH-area bands- the self-titled debut albums from the rock n’ roll supergroup The Landladys and the mysterious Pale Wallace. Check ‘em out!

 








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