2016 Top Tens


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 SoilMara Flynn Good Hands, and Guy Capecelatro III The Smallest Darkest Things. The digital releases can be found here.

And now, on with our favorites:

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Hush Hush Reunion Show


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.

New Free Compilation!

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.

Free download!


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.

Seasonal Disorder poster

The CD’s are $10.00 each, but the 4-CD box can be purchased for $20.00 (+$5.00 shipping) HERE.

2015 Top Tens


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…

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Some Guys


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.

New Tiger Saw album!

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.

Cape Snow premieres new single


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.

The Songs of Jason Molina / Portland, ME, June 6, 2015


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
Hamilton Belk
Guy Capecelatro III
Gray Home Music
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The Orchards
South China
Tiger Saw
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