Hi there everyone! This is the homepage of Little Mazarn. :) We are a band from Austin, Texas. We mostly consist of Lindsey Verrill (vocals + banjo) and Jeff Johnston (saw + harmonium). Sometimes other friends play with us, such as Carolina Chauffe aka hemlock.
Our newest record, ‘Texas River Song’ is available from the best record label on Earth, Dear Life Records. We made it with the help of our friend, Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Recording Co. Some other fun friends play on it such as Thor Harris, Sam Rives, Tim Rutili, Matthew Shelton, and Alex Töth.
Some words that are tossed around to describe our music have been minimalist, patient, adventurous, hushed, visceral, ethereal, mystical, futuristic, spacious, and squirmy. My personal metaphor for it is one of the cloud and the snail.
Thor Harris says:
The music of Little Mazarn is a cool float a few feet from the ground through a dimly lit, almost familiar forest. It is quieter than silence, big as everything, still but always moving. If you’ve ever had flying dreams, or an amazing night time bike ride on LSD, this might be a world for you. Chords are made up of notes; Little Mazarn gives them all their own moment. There are NO superfluous notes played here.
Lindsey’s kind and twisting voice ambles along over the spare sounds of Jeff Johnston’s saw bowing, Ralph White’s electric mbira wanderings, and her own slow banjo. Like DJ Screw, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, and anyone who chooses to walk instead of ride, Lindsey realizes the amazing power of slow… slow… slow music. Lindsey is at once a baby and a wise old man. Get in this canoe at dawn on some Texas river that remembers when Comanche slept under the stars.
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