Little Mazarn "Io"
UPDATE: The vinyl has arrived, all previous orders have been mailed and we still have a few of this limited edition vinyl version available. We also still have the CD version in stock.
Little Mazarn, after a year of touring & songwriting, returns with their second album, Io. Coming out on Self Sabotage Records in May 2019, the album finds them expanding their musical palette & filling out their sound while maintaining their deceptively simple approach. Ever the consummate collaborators, Little Mazarn's latest includes guest vocals by Will Johnson (Centro-matic; South San Gabriel) & Kendra Kinsey, vibraphone & drums by Thor Harris (Thor & Friends; Swans; Shearwater) and fiddle & kalimba by Ralph White (Bad Livers). Five exquisite originals and two covers: Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" and Country Willie Edwards' "Marfa Lights."
“Inspired by the folk revival of the 1960s and classic Appalachian sounds as well as ambient music and minimalism, Little Mazarn is a far cry from a roots music cliché, as evidenced by the material on this new LP. Whether the five originals or the completely unexpected and unparalleled take on Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" or Willie Edwards' "Marfa Lights", IO is never a disappointment and never anything less than a purely expressive adventure. Destined to become of the most-discussed and revered duos of its kind, Little Mazarn is only just starting.” (Pop Matters)
Check out the official video of “Vermont” from the album here;
FFO/RIYL: Marissa Nadler; Haley Heynderickx; Iron & Wine; Adam Torres; Julie Byrne; Julien Baker
Little Mazarn is
• Lindsey Verrill - vocals, banjo, cello banjo, cello, upright bass, vibraphone
• Jeff Johnston - saw, harp, Rhodes piano, Omnichord, vocals
• Thor Harris - vibraphone, drums
• Will Johnson - vocals
• Kendra Kinsey - vocals
• Ralph White - fiddle, kalimba
All songs by Little Mazarn except 'Marfa Lights' by Country Willie Edwards III and 'Dancing in the Dark' by Bruce Springsteen.
Recorded & mixed by Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Studios in Austin, TX (August 2018).
Mastered by Sarah Register
Album layout & design by Dan Grissom
Special thanks to the Austin weirdo music community and most especially to Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani, Sarah LaPuerta, Rich Russell, Craig Ross, David Longoria, Will Johnson, and Ralph White.
2019 Self Sabotage Records
Release date: 3 May 2019