"Verrill's music, for all its simplicity, makes the heart move, and if you're in the mood to yearn, she's got you covered." -- Tiny Mix Tapes
"A loving nod to the purity of true Americana music and is unimpeded by gimmicks or irony. The live outdoor performance captures the musicians finding the nuance of the sounds and space together. It is an act of love and of intimacy that we are privileged to witness." -- PopMatters
Little Mazarn, the stage name of Austin songwriter Lindsey Verrill, shares a beautiful live outdoor "found reverb" performance video today via PopMatters. The clip highlights Lindsey’s haunted vocals and lightly plucked banjo over Jeff Johnston’s ethereal bowed saw, playing album centerpiece "My Love Is All Around You" watch HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
Little Mazarn also launch U.S. tour dates later this week. See all dates below.
Little Mazarn, the stage name for Lindsey Verrill, gets her name from what she calls "an unromantic river" in Arkansas. Playing banjo on three original songs, a traditional murder ballad ("Rain And Snow") and an English sea song, Little Mazarn, in her lilting warble, sings "about precious things, boring things, nature and the garbage that is humanity" (her words). A dreamy pop that would have fit in nicely with the slowcore of the late 90s and early 00s, the album also has unmistakeable connections to older forms & genres like country, gospel and Appalachian folk.
Verrill is joined on the album by live accompanist Jeff Johnston on saw, vocals and harmonium, as well as several guests contributing strings and vocals throughout. Recorded and Mixed by David Boyle at ChurchHouse Studios in east Austin.
Little Mazarn is available on LP and download, released December 15th, 2017 via Self Sabotage Records, a division of Super Secret Records. Orders are available HERE.
LITTLE MAZARN LIVE:
June 9 San Antonio, TX @ Lowcountry w/ Aisha Burns
June 16 Marfa, TX @ Wrong Store
June 17 Silver City, NM @ Frankie’s Place
June 18 Pinos Altos, NM @ Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House
June 19 Taos, NM @ Parse Seco
June 20 Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing Company
June 21 Santa Fe, NM @ Kitchen Sink
June 22 Tucson, AZ @ Exo Roast Co.
June 23 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunkspace
June 24 Joshua Tree, CA @ TBA
June 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Cosmic Dreamer w/ Tim Rutili and Alex Rose
June 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Lost Church
June 27 Vallejo, CA @ Elam's
June 28 Carson City, NV @ Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint
June 30 Troublesome Gulch, CO @ Cowboy Cowabunga!
August 2 Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
August 3 Astoria, OR @ The Lighthouse
August 4 Manzanita, OR @ Electric Fences Festival
August 5 Astoria, OR @ Fort George Brewery
August 8 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater w/ South San Gabriel
August 9 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf w/ South San Gabriel
August 10 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ South San Gabriel
Artist: Little Mazarn
Album: Little Mazarn
Label: Self Sabotage Records
Release Date: December 15, 2017
01. In Dreams
02. White Fang
03. Rain and Snow
04. The Grey Funnel Line
05. My Love is All Around You
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