SEASONAL DISORDER BOX SET

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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.

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Static and Distance release shows in NY & NH!

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Friday, January 9Troost, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY Through the Static and Distance: The Songs of Jason Molina release show!  Featuring: Jesse Poe, Stephen Bartolomei, Guy Capecelatro IIITiger 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 QuinnGuy Capecelatro IIITiger SawMara FlynnJesse Poe, Stephen Bartolomei, Jesse Rifkin, Thalia Zedek Band

2014 Top Tens

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.

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Pre-order Jason Molina tribute 2LP now!

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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 

1. Peter Hess & Eoin Russell Tenskawatawa (3:07)  

2. Guy Capecelatro III Soul (5:53)

3. Annie Fleming & Viking Moses Farewell Transmission (7:30)

4. Bob Corn & Matteo Uggeri Lioness (4:23)

5. Paul Watson North Star Blues (4:05) 

LP1 side B

6. Tiger Saw Being in Love (3:15)

7. The Black Hare Ocean’s Nerve (4:50)

8. Jesse Poe, Peter Hess & Joel Hamburger Just be Simple (4:06)

9. Marissa Nadler It’s Easier Now (3:48)

10. Stephen Bartolomei Long Desert Train  (7:28)

LP2 side A

1. Nad Navillus Be Your Own Guide (4:23)

2. The Verms Impulse (Declarer) (2:47)

3. Mara Flynn Calling Bird (3:30)

4. Jesse Rifkin The Body Burned Away (4:13)

5. Brendan Quinn There Will Be Distance (6:41)

LP2 side B

6. Sharron Kraus Ring the Bell (5:58)

7. Thalia Zedek Band Hold On Magnolia (7:33)

8.  Jason Anderson The Dark Don’t Hide It (2:38)

9 . Small Sur Two Blue Lights  (2:58)

10. Jesse Poe, Thalia Zedek and The Static & Distance Band I Can Not Have Seen the Light (3:43)