Popmatters has premiered the new single “One More Time” from Cape Snow. They call it “a flat-out gorgeous rustic waltz that not only echoes the best traits of Americana, but touches on the influences of such ‘90s stalwarts as Mazzy Star and Low. Country slowcore, if you will. It’s a beautiful song, and we strongly suggest you give it a listen.”
Burst & Bloom Records and SPACE Gallery present an evening of the music of Jason Molina (Songs:Ohia / Magnolia Electric Co.) in Portland, Maine, performed by:
An Evening With
Guy Capecelatro III
Gray Home Music
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Will O’ The Whisp (Aaron Charles from Falls of Rauros, the Hansen Brothers from Mouth Washington, Wesley Hartley, Bob Smyth of Purse, Say John Earl, & Zachary Howard from Awaas, Say John Earl)
8pm doors / 8:30pm show
Out Now: Meet Me Where We Survive: Jason Molina Interviews, 1998-2002 by Dylan Metrano
Jason Molina was a great, largely unsung, singer-songwriter from Ohio, who released a multitude of albums between 1996 and 2009. The music he made as Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co., and under his own name deeply connected to and influenced listeners throughout the world.
Meet Me Where We Survive is a collection of three interviews that Dylan Metrano did with Jason Molina between 1998 and 2002. The interviews are long out of print, and are collected here for the first time. This book is illustrated with Metrano’s original cut-paper portraits of Molina.
Friday, January 9 – Troost, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina release show! Featuring: Jesse Poe, Stephen Bartolomei, Guy Capecelatro III, Tiger Saw, Thalia Zedek, and special guests Matt Bauer and Zach Tremblay
Monday, January 12 – The Red Door, Portsmouth, NH Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina release show! Featuring: Brendan Quinn, Guy Capecelatro III, Tiger Saw, Mara Flynn, Jesse Poe, Stephen Bartolomei, Jesse Rifkin, Thalia Zedek Band
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.
S Cool Choices
Trace Mountains Buttery Sprouts
Field Report Marigolden
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 Continue reading
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
LP1 side B
LP2 side A
LP2 side B
Special costumes, covers, and guests on Halloween at Blue Mermaid, Portsmouth, NH. Halloween Night!