March 2017 New Releases

Spring is almost here, and we have three exciting new releases on the way…

“It’s not every day that a band comes along truly defying classification… Providence, Rhode Island duo Brown Bird are the real deal. Rootsy folk? Check. Stomp-along Russian gypsy jam? Yup. Hints of acoustic heavy metal? Absolutely.” – Paste Magazine

Brown Bird was a beloved band whose founder David Lamb passed from leukemia in 2014. This 2-CD tribute was originally conceived of, and compiled to help raise money for his treatment. Though he had heard most of this album, unfortunately, Lamb passed before it could see release. We’re releasing “A Light I Can Feel: A Tribute to Brown Bird” in 2017 in his memory, to raise money for Sweet Relief, and to continue to share the music of Brown Bird with the world.

This highly-personal collection includes thirty-two interpretations of Brown Bird songs by friends, fans, and collaborators, including:

Nat Baldwin, Matt Bauer, Dan Blakeslee, Guy Capecelatro III, Dark Dark Dark, The Devil Makes Three, Eastern Mountain Time, Joe Fletcher, Micah Blue Smaldone, South China, Tiger Saw, Vio/Miré, and many more.

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Buzzy was a photocopied zine, edited and published by Gregory S. Moss and Dylan Metrano between 1993 and 1998. It was notable for its punk rock DIY spirit, rambling freeform interviews, and post-gonzo journalism. The zines themselves were printed in extremely short runs and have been long out-of-print. This book compiles for the first time the best interviews and writing from Buzzy’s five-year run.

Interviews include:
Beck, Boss Hog, Dan Brown (Royal Trux), Cat Power, Cheater Slicks, Chrome Cranks, Doo Rag, Warren Ellis (Dirty Three), Jad Fair, Fireworks, Jeff Mueller (June of 44), Jon Spencer, Two Dollar Guitar, and Will Oldham


Guy Capecelatro III’s new album “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” is a sublime listen, a stirring meditation on mortality. “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” came out of a dark, dark turn in my life when, last February, my wife was diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer” says Capecelatro. “The year has been terrifying and debilitating, rife with a wide range of treatments and hospital visits. In the thick of all this, I was able to funnel some of what we were dealing with into song”.

Capecelatro’s always been a literary songwriter; each song a short story, a character study. This album, taken as a whole, is his most honest and open account of all the feelings, the big decisions and the minutiae that are at the heart of his current experiences.

These songs explore sadness, frustration, anger and fear. But importantly- crucially, these are love songs. These are songs of life. Still.

“Hope is the Thing with Feathers” is heart-swelling and breathtaking. A fearless and monumental work. Capecelatro at his best.

The album features an array of guest vocalists, including Jocelyn Mackenzie (Pearl and the Beard)Anna VogelzangJason Anderson (Strand of Oaks)Juliet NelsonGregg Porter (The Bikes, Unbunny)Peter Squires (Landladys, The Farthest Forests)Mara FlynnSeth Gooby & Isis Alis-Gooby (Breakfastsong)Jim Rioux (Darlings of the Soil), and Jarid del Deo (Unbunny). Other guests include Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard) and Jerusha Robinson (Brown Bird, South China), who both played cello and sang; and Jeremy Robinson(Brown Bird, South China) who played guitar.

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

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.

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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.