We just realized we never posted the official video for “Timber, Nails And Tears,” the heartbreaking closer off Barna Howard’s debut. The video, by Nick Farago at Light Fighter Film, was compiled of found public domain film, resulting in a devastating, beautiful story of family, love, small town nostalgia and the cruel interruption of war.

Barna Howard’s self-titled debut is available HERE.


Today we release a big ole Deluxe Edition of Wild Pack, the impressive Mama Bird debut of the country-folk-roots-rock-traveling-family band Quiet Life. This edition includes the following four unearthed and remixed B-sides from the Wild Pack sessions:

  1. “Pozo”
  2. “Wild Pack Of Wolves,” a gypsy jazz take on the album’s title track
  3. “Ohio,” a folkier version of “Record Time”
  4. “Big Mistake”

Thanks to the nice folks at Brooklyn Vegan for premiering “Big Mistake” for y’all.

The Deluxe Edition will be available for JUST $4.99 at iTunes until the New Year!



MYRIAM GENDRON: in-studio video of “THRENODY”

Here she is, finally. Myriam Gendron performs “Threnody” off this year’s incredible debut, Not So Deep as a Well. Simple and stunning, the video was shot and edited by Antoine Peuchmaurd, and Antoine Cloutier-Bélisle at Studio Victor in Montreal.

The full album, comprised of Myriam’s compositions of Dorothy Parker’s poetry, is available in our store, or at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, rDio, etc etc…

QUIET LIFE: esquire premieres “HOUSEBROKEN MAN,” pre-order album now

Esquire has premiered “Housebroken Man,” the first single and title track off Quiet Life‘s new EP. The track features guest vocals by the tremendously talented Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope. From Esquire’s James Joiner:

“Music that sounds like your best friends made it, and you’re sharing an inside joke, but it’s also damn good. A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll.”

Take a listen below and follow this link to pre-order the album now: GET IT!




A very happy release day to Denver!  We’re quite pleased to release their second album, Rowdy Love, today.  Listen up, folks.  This is a damn fine record.  Produced by Blitzen Trapper frontman (and longtime Denver collaborator) Eric Earley at Type Foundry Studio, Rowdy Love is a knockout follow-up to their 2012 debut.  We can’t wait for you to get yer hands on this one.

Be sure to grab it in the form of your choice (LP/CD/Digi) from the outlet of your choice.  Some options:

Mama Bird store:
Your local record store: Down the street

DENVER: ROWDY LOVE pre-orders available now!


Pre-order DENVER’s new record, ROWDY LOVE, on LP/CD/Digi and get an immediate download of the new single, “Carry On.” We can’t wait to get these beauties to you! Badass artwork from the Kyler Martz (LPs include poster insert!). Damn, these suckers look good. Oh, and it’s a killer record. Yup. Do it.

DENVER: paste premieres “CARRY ON”

We’re dang pleased to announce the release of Denver’s second record, Rowdy Love, on July 15th. This is one hell of a record and we cannot wait to get it into your hands. Produced by Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley at Adam Selzer’s Type Foundry Studio, Rowdy Love is their first proper studio album. In the meantime, Paste Magazine was kind enough to premiere the first single for y’all! Enjoy “Carry On,” share with yer people, and check out their NW summer tour dates below. Portland, get yer release tickets ASAP!

7/17-18  —  LONG BEACH, WA  —  Adrift Hotel
7/19  —  PORTLAND, OR  —  Mississippi Studios (Record Release Party) w/ Michael Hurley!
7/24-26  —  CARNATION, WA  —  Timber! Music Festival w/ Charles Bradley, J. Mascis, Damien Jurado, etc…
7/27  —  SEATTLE, WA  —  Tractor Tavernw/ Low Hums



Howdy all,

It’s not too often that I’ve been blindsided by an artist. In nearly three years of running Mama Bird, no album that’s been sent to me unsolicited has floored me so unexpectedly.Myriam Gendron‘s ‘Not So Deep as a Well’ is a stunning piece of work. It’s strange, mysterious, heartbreaking, and deeply clever. Myriam’s composition and performance of Dorothy Parker‘s poetry is a revelation that truly brings out all of Parker’s power as a writer – the wit, the bite, and all the lonesome heartache becomes so heavy and so clear.

Please give this a listen,
Vincent (Label Manager / Head Honcho / Chief Knucklehead)


The album is available digitally from our STORE and via all digital retail/streaming services. The album is also now available on a limited run of vinyl from Feeding Tube Records.

Listen to “Solace” below.

introducing MYRIAM GENDRON!

We’re so very pleased to introduce Myriam Gendron to y’all as the newest MBRC family member. Myriam’s debut came to us out of nowhere last year and just floored us. Her debut, titled Not So Deep as a Well, is a stunning record of original compositions of Dorothy Parker poems. It’s dark and mysterious and a bit playful — much like Parker’s poetry. Learn more about Myriam here and be sure to follow her on facebook (she’s brand new to the fbook, so be nice and say hi!).

Not So Deep as a Well will be available digitally and on vinyl (from our friends at Feeding Tube Records) on March 4th.

In the meantime, here’s “Solace.”

VIKESH KAPOOR: wnyc premieres “BOTTOM OF THE LADDER” video

Vikesh Kapoor – Bottom Of The Ladder (Official Video) from Randy Sterling Hunter.

Here’s the new music video for Vikesh Kapoor‘s latest single, “Bottom Of The Ladder,” off The Ballad Of Willy Robbins. The video, directed by the fantastic Randy Sterling Hunter, was shot late one summer night during a lightning storm in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

From V. Kapoor: ”‘Bottom Of The Ladder’ is inspired by the frustration of being stuck in limbo – climbing some ladder, sticking to some societal framework, and doing so seemingly forever and without progress. A Sisyphean struggle. Discouraged with making ends meet for his family, the speaker dreams of jumping off that ladder and abandoning the life he’s been expected to live.”

Thanks to WNYC for the premiere!

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