Family Updates: Lacrymosa (New Video, LP, Residency) and Pearl and The Beard (New EP, CMJ Shows)

Download: Lacrymosa – “Simple Questions”

Brooklyn Heights resident and former NYU music student Caitlin Pasko (aka Lacrymosa) just released her debut LP Selah earlier this month on The Family Records. If I had to classify the album I might call it “orchestral pop” or maybe “classical pop”, but indie rock devotees shouldn’t be scared off, it’s an enjoyable record and Caitlin is clearly talented. She’s playing the last night of her 3 week residency at The Living Room tonight (Sep 26) at 9PM. You can view the charming (and really well shot and edited) new video for her song “Simple Questions” above or at (where you can also stream the whole album).

In other Family Records news, Bumpershine favorites Pearl and The Beard (whose record God Bless Your Weary Soul Amanda Richardson would have been in my top 10 of 2009 had I made one) are back with a new four track EP and a bunch of upcoming CMJ shows.

Pearl and the Beard at Pianos (06/23/09)
Pearl and the Beard

Pearl and the Beard are poised to release their 4-track-strong Black Vessel EP, mostly self-produced but enlisting the extra vision of Jim Altieri and Franz Nicolay (formerly of The Hold Steady) as co-producers on select tracks. Out on their home-base label, Family Records, the Black Vessel EP sees Pearl and the Beard range from the whimsical and boot-stomping to their tunes that come off as poignant swoons. A video for the title track, “Black Vessel” is available at

Black Vessel EP track listing, CMJ dates and a new video from Pearl and the Beard after the jump.

Another captivating video from Lacrymosa and the Selah track listing after the jump.

Pearl and the Beard – Black Vessel EP
Black Vessel EP
1. Black Vessel
2. Good Dog
3. I Heart New York
4. Manek and Ilona

Pearl and the Beard at CMJ 2010
10/19 – The Music Slut Day Party @ Pianos (Main Room)
10/20 – Green Room Official Day Showcase @ Spike Hill
10/21 – Greenroom Booking Showcase @ Cameo
10/22 – Family Records Day Party @ Living Room
10/23 – Citizen Music Showcase @ Matchless

Lacymosa – Selah
Lacrymosa - Selah
1. Not About Want
2. Simple Questions
3. You Put Me There
4. Sylvia (If It Meant)
5. If You Are Looking
6. Can’t Read My Mind (Butte)
7. Oh My God I Am (Spiderfingers)
8. You Will Find Them
9. Everything Grows
10. Roma (Red)
11. Good At Heart

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  1. Thanks so much for your support of Family Records artists! We’re really excited to see where Lacrymosa and Pearl and the Beard go with the release of their new music.

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