Once again, we present our end-of-the-year favorites from the Burst & Bloom family and friends. It is our hope that you might discover something that has made us happy in 2016, and that it will make you happy as well.
2016 was a quieter year for Burst & Bloom. We released three new CD’s, plus a few digital-only albums. If you haven’t yet, we hope you’ll check out Jim Rioux Darlings of the Soil, Mara Flynn Good Hands, and Guy Capecelatro III The Smallest Darkest Things. The digital releases can be found here.
And now, on with our favorites:
Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm in Portsmouth, NH for this one-night-only show, benefitting our very own Guy Capecelatro III and his lovely wife Pam Raiford. The show will also be broadcasted at 106.1 FM locally and worldwide at wscafm.org.
Triple Release Show! May 5, 2016 in Portsmouth, NH!
New compilation: “Dearest Former Self”
Participants were asked to write and record a song that, in some way, addressed some version of their former self. Featuring JONX, Joey Pratt, Jacquelyn Wells, Peter Squires, CS Buchan, Will Harrison, Anna Vogelzang, Damfino, Jonathan Blakeslee, Spiral Jetty Club, Craig Werth, Eric Ott, Attics, Steffanie Antonio, Jim Rioux, and Guy Capecelatro III.
In 2011, Burst & Bloom released a series of CD compilations called Seasonal Disorder. Each volume, released seasonally, featured new and original, exclusive songs about the season in which it was released.
Now, five years later, we’re re-releasing these CD’s in a modest slipcase, featuring Michael Winters’ artwork from each cover, and a complete track listing on the back.
The Seasonal Disorder Box Set features 62 songs, most of which are not available elsewhere, and sound good all year round.
The CD’s are $10.00 each, but the 4-CD box can be purchased for $20.00 (+$5.00 shipping) HERE.
Once again, we present our end-of-the-year favorites from the Burst & Bloom family and friends. It is our hope that you might discover something that has made us happy in 2015, and that it will make you happy as well.
It’s been an amazing year for Burst & Bloom, too. Our eight 2015 releases are among the strongest to date, and we hope that you might check them out, too:
Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina
Meet Me Where We Survive: Jason Molina Interviews 1998-2002
Cape Snow “Cape Snow”
Friendship “You’re Going to Have to Trust Me”
Eastern Mountain Time “Eastern Mountain Time”
Tiger Saw “Horn Hill”
various artists “Some Guys”
The Landladys “20 Year Reunion”
And here are our favorites…
2015 Portsmouth Spotlight Award“Best Indie Artist” winner Guy Capecelatro III is a beloved Seacoast figure, and a cornerstone of its vibrant cultural scene. In November 2015, for the occasion of his birthday, twenty of his friends recorded songs- both covers of Guy’s songs and originals about the man- for this compilation CD. The CD was presented to him at his birthday party / tribute concert at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth.
Contributors include Jocelyn Mackenzie, Eastern Mountain Time & Wren Kitz, Scotty Houston, Elroy, Gregg Porter & Nate Groth, Bree Scanlon, Seth Gooby, Bernie Jungle, Jason Anderson, James Rioux, Mara Flynn, Mike Wolstat, Chris Decato, House Sitter, Nat Baldwin, Phil Spirito, Dan Blakeslee, Dylan & Mandy Metrano, Twin Disciples, and Peter Squires.
The CD is available now through mail order, or free download.