Little Mazarn

Thursday, July 18th at 11:59 P.M.

Little Mazarn, the stage name for Lindsey Verrill, is named after what she calls “an unromantic river” in Arkansas. On her self-titled debut album, she plays a dreamy slowly plucked banjo and, in a lilting warble, sings “about precious things, boring things, nature and the garbage that is humanity.” The river may be unromantic but her dreamy pop that would have fit in nicely with the slowcore of the late 90s and early 2000s; the album also has unmistakeable connections to older forms and genres like country, gospel and Appalachian folk. Brooklyn Vegan has described it as “quiet and raw and atmospheric and recalls anything from the psychedelic folk of the late ’60s and early ’70s to the freak folk movement of the mid-2000s to current-day folk like Jessica Pratt and Julie Byrne.” Her new album, Io, is due out in May on Self Sabotage records.