Top Tens 2019

In 2019, we released lots of great albums: Sam Carp Select Few (2013-2018), Pumpkin Mouth‘s Tooth Salad, Sidney Lindner & the Silver Wilderness Collective Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls, Tiger Saw The Featherweight,Mehetable s/t, The Orchards Sing Birds, In Your Shrinking Woods, Guy Capecelatro III Feeling of Falling, Boring Songs About Dumb Things by Charlotte Moroz and Guy Capecelatro III.

We hope that you’ll check them out. We asked some of our friends and family for their favorites from 2019 to share with you. Enjoy!

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Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective

“Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls LP”

“Expansive, languid and ethereal, Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls is as warm and resonant as the old New Hampshire church in which it was recorded.” – Broadway World



Expansive, languid and ethereal, Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls, the forthcoming full-length from Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective is as warm and resonant as the old New Hampshire church in which it was recorded. Lindner’s slow-motion pop songwriting is elevated by the deft hand with which ornament is applied. Searching strings swell, brass buzzes like a summer meadow, and organ wraps Lindner’s dusty vocals in sonic smoky velvet. No note out of place, the record’s soft-focus synthesis of indie Americana and folk will slow the world around you, offering a welcome respite from the onslaught of contemporary reality. 

The Silver Wilderness Collective is the most recent project assembled by veteran songwriter Linder. Following the dissolution of the band Torrez (which he co-founded), Lindner released three albums between 2004 and 2013 under the name The Hotel Alexis. Holy Brother of the Mountain Sun came out in 2011 under his given name. Now, with Summer Ghosts / Nightfalls, Lindner finds inspiration in the unreleased 2002 album he recorded with his late brother Cayce.

Initially conceived as a full collaboration, as the duo began to demo material, the focus shifted to documenting Lindner’s songs, with Yorgensen producing. Soon enough the pews were cleared, a full studio’s worth of gear was hauled up from Connecticut, a piano was located, and word was put to the wire that this project was about to go wheels up. “I am lucky enough to know some incredibly talented people” says Lindner. In the end, in addition to Lindner on guitar and vocals and Yorgensen on guitar, piano, organ, and synth, Chris Decato (guitar, bass, piano, organs, percussion, harmonica, synthesizer), Gregg Porter (drums, percussion), Guy Capecelatro III (bass, guitar), Clara Kebabian (viola and violin), Jim Rioux (drums), and Karen Elizabeth (vocals) convened to bring Lindner’s vision to fruition. 

Sidney Lindner & The Silver Wilderness Collective will be playing at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH w/ Eastern Sleds.
SAT, OCT 5 @ 9:00 PM
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 21+

$7 Advanced | $10 Day of Show
More Info. Here
Tickets Here


We’re excited to be releasing the self-titled debut album from Mehetable. Fronted by singer / cellist Jerusha Neely, who has been a part of some of our favorite bands: Brown Bird, South China, Plains, Tiny Fires, Guy Capecelatro III, the Orchards, Hersey State, and Woodpainting.
The first single “Lioness” is available to stream now, and the CD / LP are available to pre-order. Catch Jerusha and drummer Peter McLaughlin on tour in Europe in May.

Dave Noyes Fundrasier

Seekonk 2004

Our dear friend Dave Noyes passed away this week. He was a founding member of Seekonk, Rustic Overtones, Plains, and Mehetable.

His friends have started a Gofundme campaign to lend a hand to his family. Please donate if you are able.

We’ve made Seekonk’s final album “Pinkwood 2” free for download.

new Tiger Saw video

Tiger Saw debuts the first new song from their seventh album “The Featherweight” (out March 15 on Burst & Bloom). Dylan Metrano explains the song is about his days in 1990’s post-punk band Hamlet Idiot:

Happy new year! On March 15, Tiger Saw will be releasing our seventh album, “The Featherweight”. Here’s the first single “Our Songs Were Skeleton Keys”.

This is a song about the 1990’s, and the culture of playing shows, supporting live music, making music with my friends, record collecting, and being inspired by all that was happening around us. It’s a song about being young and capable of anything, and the amazing community that I was in. For those who don’t know, Hamlet Idiot was a band I was in from 1992-1999, and many of the posters and records shown here are from that band.

I continue to be inspired today by the community around me, some of whom have been at it since back then. Keep on at it, friends. 
With love, Dylan / Tiger Saw

ps. We have an incredible lineup on “The Featherweight”. Here’s the players on this song:

Chris Klaxton – trumpet
Eric Klaxton – tenor saxophone
Jocelyn MacKenzie – vocals
Marc McElroy – clavinet, Rhodes
Dylan Metrano – vocals
Jocelyn MacKenzie – vocals
Jim Rioux – drums
Erik Tans – bass

2018 Top Tens!

2018 was another year.

Burst & Bloom was busy, with the following seven releases in 2018:

Late Lights Late LightsGuy Capecelatro III SplinteringSongs for Pam compilationThe Eastern Sleds There’s No Place Left To GoCape Breton Poems book + CD by Guy Capecelatro III, Tangle of Bone book by Rebecca Hennessy, Jim Rioux yes I will Yes.

We encourage you to seek them out if you haven’t already. As we do each year, we solicited “top ten” lists from some Burst & Bloom artists, friends, and family, and we present them here for you.

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