TJO- Songs for Peacock is Bandcamp's Album of the Day! Posted 09 Jul 2020
To celebrate, we've released Songs for Peacock a day early! You can now stream/purchase/download HERE.
If you pre-ordered Songs for Peacock, a link to download is in your email.
Vinyl begins shipping on Monday.
Please note that we've extended the period of charitable donations of all revenue from Songs for Peacock digital sales. Until the end of the day, your purchase of a Songs for Peacock digital download will benefit The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
TJO & Orindal's Owen Ashworth in Maggot Brain Magazine Posted 06 Jul 2020
The free digital summer issue of Mike McGonigal's wonderful Maggot Brain Magazine features an in-depth conversation between TJO (aka Tara Jane O'Neil) & Orindal Records' Owen Ashworth. The issue also features Octavia Butler, The Staple Singers, Luc Sante & more. Download your copy for free HERE.
June donations Posted 01 Jul 2020As promised, we donated June's North American digital download sales to The Loveland Foundation, a non-profit organization for Black women and girls to receive therapy support, primarily mental health therapy.
(Gia's label outside of North America, Dalliance Recordings, has also pledged to donate their June digital sales to The Loveland Foundation.)
TJO & Orindal Records have decided to extend the donation period for Songs for Peacock digital sales until the album's July 10 release date. For the next 9 days, all revenue earned from download sales will continue to be donated to The Audre Lord Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
TJO- "Believe" (Cher cover) Posted 29 Jun 2020
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles selected TJO (aka Tara Jane O’Neil)’s recording of “Believe” to soundtrack Japanese installation artist Yayoi Kusama’s immersive light & sound environment, Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. Please enjoy the above video in full screen.
“Believe” (featuring Aaron Olson on electric piano) is taken from the album Songs for Peacock, out July 10 on Orindal Records. All revenue from digital pre-orders of Songs for Peacock benefit The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. Pre-order HERE.
Songs for Peacock by TJO (Tara Jane O'Neil) out July 10 / "Cruel Summer" premiere up now at Brooklyn Vegan Posted 18 Jun 2020
Twenty-eight years into her kaleidoscopic discography, Songs for Peacock is the first album singer/guitarist/composer Tara Jane O’Neil has credited to just her initials: TJO. ecorded at home using a borrowed drum machine & synthesizer in addition to her reliably nuanced arrangements of guitar, bass & voice, Songs for Peacock is a collection of pop covers recalled from TJO’s youth, intended as a “mixtape” for her late brother Brian. Over twelve tracks & thirty-nine minutes, Songs for Peacock abstracts radio hits by the likes of Boy George, Bananarama, Leonard Cohen, Siouxsie and the Banshees & INXS, distilling earworms into thin wisps of dreamlike atmosphere, or stretching them into languorous psychedelic soundscapes. Songs for Peacock warps our collective musical memory to form a singular & cohesive body of work that defines TJO’s highly personal sonic landscape.
This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Cruel Summer," the first single from Songs for Peacock, along with its accompanying music video, directed by Peter Nichols.
Songs for Peacock will be released on deluxe "Stained Glass Blue" transparent vinyl (w/ 5 postcard set), standard black vinyl & digital formats on July 10. Pre-order your copy now & get an instant download of "Cruel Summer" HERE.
Until the end of June, 100% of revenue from digital sales of Songs for Peacock will be donated to The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
Mia Gargaret by Gia Margaret is out now Posted 12 Jun 2020
Mia Gargaret, the new ambient album by Gia Margaret, is out now!
For the entire month of June, all revenue from digital sales of Mia Gargaret will be donated to The Loveland Foundation, a non-profit organization
established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle for Black women and girls to
receive therapy support, primarily mental health therapy. Through
collaborative resources and programs, The Loveland Foundation brings opportunity
and healing to communities of color.
Read some early reviews of Mia Gargaret:
NPR's All Songs Considered
The Line of Best Fit
Thank Folk for That
Please note that vinyl production was delayed due to the COVID-19 quarantine, but we expect to have records ready to ship before the end of June.
Gia Margaret- "barely there" single & video premiere Posted 22 May 2020
This morning, The Fader premiered "Barely There," the final advance single from Gia Margaret's forthcoming ambient album, Mia Gargaret (out June 12 on Orindal Records in North America & Dalliance Recordings everywhere else).
The premiere is accompanied by an interview with Gia where she discusses the illness that led to the creation of Mia Gargaret, her recovery, & the music she has in store for the future. It's a lovely read, well worth your time. You'll find it HERE.
“Like much of Mia Gargaret, 'Barely There' feels like a warm embrace... A
tangible feeling of relief and optimism radiates from the record as if
the path of new possibilities are stretching out in front of its creator
in real time.”
"Barely There" is now available from streaming services everywhere. Pre-order Mia Gargaret on vinyl or digital formats now & receive instant downloads of all three advance singles: "Apathy," "Body," & "Barely There."
Here's the music video for "Barely There," directed by Matt Gehl and Brandon Hoeg.
Wednesday- "Maura" music video Posted 13 May 2020
This morning, The Alternative premiered Wednesday's brand new music video for "Maura," directed by Wednesday's own Karly Hartzman.
The Alternative writes:
"The music video features a candid
look at the band together on tour, as well a few clips of people roller
skating which I’m proud to report is officially back, and after almost
two months of social distancing, it’s comforting to watch a group of
friends having fun with one another, the video reaffirming that the
band’s almost instantaneous chemistry is a result of a group of friends
that genuinely enjoy each other’s company."
Read the full article HERE.
"Maura" is taken from Wednesday's latest album, I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone. Get yourself a copy on digital, vinyl, or cassette HERE.
May 7 Orindal Records Orindal Showcase Extravaganza for BabyTV Posted 30 Apr 2020
Tune in to letswatchbabytv.online on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM eastern for the Orindal Records Streaming Showcase Extravaganza! Matt Bachmann, Claire Cronin, Dan Wriggins (of Friendship), Hello Shark & Advance Base will be streaming live sets, & Jon Samuels (also of Friendship) will be hosting & DJing records throughout the night. Your $5 ticket supports the artists, the staff of Baby's Allright & Make the Road NY, a non-profit supporting the immigrant & working class communities particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis.
Ticket buyers will receive a link to the archived video via email the following day. So, even if you aren't able to watch live, you can still enjoy the show!
Get your tickets HERE!