Listen: “Don’t It Look Like Rain”
Weary Engine Blues, a tribute album for Jason Molina from Graveface Records, features contributions from Mark Kozelek, Will Oldham, Scout Niblett, Phil Elverum, and many more. All profits go to the Molina family.
Buy All My Love In Half Light, Lady Lazarus’ second album. Available in limited edition CD and digital download at Bandcamp.
Thank you! -M.A.S.
The holy dove
She will be caught again.
Bought and sold
and bought again,
the dove is never free.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
All My Love In Half Light out 1/29/13. Pre-order & 2 song download available now.
“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Download the latest single, “Wonder, Inc.” Or pre-order the new album, All My Love In Half Light, out 1/29/13, and receive downloads of tracks “Wonder, Inc.” and “Lapsarian” now.
New album out 1/29/13. Pre-order available now in digital and limited edition CD with exclusive artwork by Sapphire Rose.
“strong as a cobweb in the wind — I exist more with the cold glistening frost.” – Marilyn Monroe
I’m honored to be a part of this series among such great musicians, and to be able to donate the proceeds to a wonderful charity in San Jose, Quetzal House. As with so many other Graveface releases, the artwork, care & attention, and—did you hear?—colored vinyl are also some of the reasons that make this release so special. Why I’m also excited is that The Old Manse was inspired by a song of my brother Matthew Sweat’s new music project, Inner City Cruiser; the song is “Seeing You Another Day,” a short instrumental on the release and one that led me down its particular path. It was beyond amazing to finally make some music with my brother, who also plays on “Kern” (you can hear a snippet of that song featured in the sampler video). As always, thank you so much for listening and for your support. -M.A.S.
Get full details on the series and place your orders at Graveface.
Playing “Color Opposition Theory” at a friend’s house in New Orleans (in the dark).
I had the fortunate opportunity to play a show with the lovely & talented Kendl Winter in Olympia, WA on this past tour. It was doubly fortunate to hang out at Kendl’s houseboat later and show her some of my music videos—then she asked me to make her one! So here ’tis. I adore Kendl’s song, “Mama Will Buy,” and I hope the video captures the tender spirit of it.
Watch the vid, learn more about Kendl, (and buy her new album!) @ K Records Tumblr.
This last tour of 2011 really brought together a rare year in my life which gave me experiences and artistic joys that are hard to conceive. I just feel blessed for this experience to play music, and get to know such diverse and inspiring people along the way. Thank you to anyone who has supported me, for I am deeply, deeply grateful. Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2012!