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

Cape Snow





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)

Guy Capecelatro III

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!

http://animeflavor.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2012

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

the landladys

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!

 





Four new releases!

13 04 2013

As IfThe Short Shrift The VermsHSNew releases for spring

Bellows As If To Say I Hate Daylight

Guy Capecelatro III The Short Shrift

The Verms The Verms

Hello Shark HS

Four distinct releases from four distinct parts of the country; Bellows (Chicago, IL), Guy Capecelatro III (Portsmouth, NH), The Verms (San Francisco, CA), and Hello Shark (Burlington, VT) have all released new albums on Burst & Bloom. Something for everyone, as they say. Check ‘em out. Click on the album covers for more information and to stream. Happy spring!





BELLOWS CD!

27 03 2013

As If

We are thrilled to announce the release of Bellows’ CD As If To Say I Hate Daylight. It’s a newly mastered version of  their 2011 debut.

It sounds amazing and has all new packaging. For a limited time, all orders of the CD come with a download of the brand-new single ‘White Sheet’ / ‘Blue Breath, Rosy Death’, which you can’t find anywhere else!

Order As If To Say I Hate Daylight HERE.

Here’s a video of Bellows practicing ‘Blue Breath / Rosy Death’.

 





The Burst & Bloom Family Band Revue!

16 03 2013

family band

ANNOUNCING the Burst & Bloom Family Band Revue!
Performing live at the BELFAST FREE RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL!
One collaborative set featuring members of Hello Shark, Audrey Ryan, Tiger Saw, Elroy, Dan Blakeslee, and Gregg Porter.
April 27, 2013 in Belfast, ME. This festival is always super-fun!
Other acts this year include O’ death, Ava Luna, Samara Lubelski, Marissa Nadler, Olas, and lots more. See you there!
The Burst & Bloom Family Band Revue is made up of a group of friends who have all released work on Portsmouth, NH’s Burst & Bloom label. This particular configuration, put together especially for the Free Range Music Fest, includes Dan Blakeslee, Lincoln Halloran (Hello Shark), Sean Hood (Hello Shark), Marc McElroy (Elroy), Dylan Metrano (Tiger Saw), Gregg Porter (Unbunny, Tiger Saw), and Audrey Ryan.
The Burst & Bloom Family Band Revue features songs from the catalogs of each of the members’ bands, newly arranged and played by the entire collective. The performers have all collaborated before in different configurations over the years, but this will be the first time that their material will be re-imagined in this way. Expect to hear loose, multi-layered arrangements of the best songs in the Burst & Bloom catalog; would-be folk, rock, and pop classics, rousing singalongs, and songs celebrating the very community that inspired this unique collaboration.







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