We were dismayed to see reportage at Pitchebrity and Philfork regarding the at least conceptual demise of Psychedelphia luminaries Mazarin. The story goes that the band recently found itself at the business end of a legal threat from some unheard-of nimrods operating out of Long Island, NY, demanding exclusive use of the band name Mazarin, as they apparently have their own band operating under that nom de rock and have for some time. Rather than embracing the aggravation and footing the bill for fighting the legal action, Mazarin (the cool band, not the nimrods) bandleader Quentin Stoltzfus has decided to retire the name and the current iteration of the act. The band will play a final show at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia Dec. 2, and they are taking requests via email (hit the links above for more details on that, and make sure to request "Chasing The Girl," because that song is amazing).
We gave the band's most recent set, 2005's We're Already There, five stars in this review for Junkmedia. The set is a high water mark few bands will ever achieve, and the eerie title track is among the finest songs released in 2005; as such we are linking to an MP3 of that tune and others below. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that the band is offering a free download of the heretofore unreleased tune "Your Advice" as a parting gift. MP3 goodness and links to all the relevant hotness below.
Mazarin -- "Your Advice" [New/Previously Unreleased]
Mazarin -- "We're Already There" -- We're Already There
Mazarin -- "The New American Apathy" -- We're Already There
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Stream all three of Mazarin's full-lengths via Rhapsody:
Mazarin -- Watch It Happen 
Mazarin -- A Tall-Tale Story Line 
Mazarin -- We're Already There 
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