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Our dearest blog pal, Mixtape Muse, has dropped us yet another love letter through the ethernet by featuring Bard and Mustache on his video series, “What’s Your Muse?” Filmed on Valentine’s Day at Shamrock Pub by Gabe Hernandez, the interview stop-motion was a collaboration between Mustache, Scott Braun (who also took our official press photos), and Stephen McFadden (who filmed our first show at the very same spot).
“…For their “What’s Your Muse?” submission, Bortnichak and Murphy chose an old 1959 hit that’s been covered and used in movies/TV extensively — and also appears as the closer on Found. But despite its prevalence in popular culture, they make the song their own, performing it with so much earnestness, and empathy, that you’d think they’d written it autobiograpically. On Valentine’s Day, the band performed at the venue where they first met, and videographer Gabe Hernandez was there to beautifully capture the group’s performance of the song. The chemistry here is hard to miss. Yes, we’ve come full circle. Just look at, and hear, all the magic that happened last Tuesday!” Read more and watch the video here!
We are so incredibly tickled to have our EP, “Found,” transition from a handmade, tour-only release to becoming available to the dataphiles on the world wide web. Bard and I have had a whirlwind musical romance, to say the least, from the day we first met, and we are so pleased to share this with those seeking something real and tangible on a day marked by consumables and cardboard sentiments. It’s the past hurts; the mistakes buried with decorated headstones; the fears made one-dimensional by the simple act of sharing them with someone else - these things build that brick-and-mortar home for lost whims. We also want to share the love for Mixtape Muse - this blog has been more than generous in its highlights of our development as a duo in more ways than one. Mixtape Muse released our live music video of “Your Face” today and we are beaming beneath our eyelids to have our work featured yet again. Tonight, we play at Shamrock Pub in our hometown of Sarasota, FL, where we first met - Bard came through on tour to play at Shamrock with his experimental rock duo, Sparta Philharmonic, in the summer of 2010. We bonded over DIY packaging methods and the meaning of pursuing music on a microscopic level, touring on a regular basis under the radar. Bard had offered to add cello on recordings for my project, the Equines, and in January 2011 made the trek to Sarasota after a recording stint in Ft Lauderdale - Bard took an interest in the songs I had shelved long ago, and coaxed them into a new home with his cello work, then birthing Bard and Mustache. We played our first show together, also at Shamrock Pub, in January 2011 after a day of practice and became proverbial Siamese twins: since then we’ve completed three tours and released two EP’s together, and Bard made the move from PA to our little house in Sarasota, FL in June 2011. We’ve raised three kittens, moonlighted in a burlesque troupe, and attempted to renovate two spaces into DIY venues. We’ve performed for hundreds of college students wearing tin foil hats and for one person at a puppet theatre. We’ve been writing a smattering of new material. And for all of that, I know I can speak for both of us: we wouldn’t trade a second of it for anything. Love, love love, ad infinitum