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.
The new Tiger Saw album, “Horn Hill” is available now. You can stream or download three songs now: “Endlessly”, “Clair De Lune”, and “Horizon Lights” (featuring the Monhegan School Children’s Choir!)
If you’re in the Portsmouth, NH area on November 6, please join us at the Music Hall Loft for the CD release show, with special guests The Estate Collective (featuring Mara Flynn, Djim Reynolds, Guy Capecelatro III, and Gregg Porter). Tickets HERE.
Order “Horn Hill” HERE.
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.”
Listen at Popmatters, and pre-order the album HERE.
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
if and it
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