Advance Base- "Christmas in Nightmare City" music video (directed by Karima Walker) Posted 17 Sep 2018

Today, Talkhouse premiered the music video for a new Advance Base song called "Christmas in Nightmare City," along with an essay by Owen Ashworth, explaining the origins of the song. The song features piano accompaniment by Gia Margaret, & the video was filmed & directed by Karima Walker.

"Christmas in Nightmare City" is taken from Animal Companionship, out Friday 9/21 on Run For Cover/Orindal. Pre-order your copy HERE.

If you're in Chicago, get down to Bedsheet Cinema (1914 N Spaulding) tonight at 7:30! Karima Walker, Gia Margaret & Lia Kohl+Michael Albert will be playing live, & Karima will also be screening the "Christmas in Nightmare City" video. (Owen from Advance Base will also be accompanying Gia for part of her set.)

Karima Walker is currently on tour across the midwest with her music & video projections, & Advance Base + Gia Walker will be making their way over to the East Coast next week! Catch up on all of their tour dates HERE.

Summer vacation Posted 02 Aug 2018

Orindal is going on vacation! We'll be packing orders all day & making one last trip to the post office tomorrow morning. Any orders placed after August 2 will ship on August 16, & will include a small souvenir from our trip. Downloads will still be delivered immediately.

The Line of Best Fit premieres "Smoke" by Gia Margaret Posted 12 Jul 2018

Yesterday, The Line of Best Fit premiered "Smoke," the second single from Gia Margaret's debut album, There's Always Glimmer.

Writer Sam Briggs said:

"Margaret’s writing taps into the fragility of happiness – the immensely overwhelming feeling of something you’ve wished for so vividly becoming real, the moment you surrender yourself to it. From the gentle cascading piano line that acts as the spine of the song’s crescendo, to the double-tracked near-whisper of the vocal melody, the soft-focus comfort of the song’s feeling of stillness layers itself like a Sunday den."

Read the full article, including a brief interview with Gia, HERE.

"Smoke" is now available to stream & download on all digital platforms.

There's Always Glimmer will be released on vinyl & digital formats on July 27. Pre-order your copy HERE.

New Advance Base album out 9/21 Posted 10 Jul 2018

Animal Companionship, the new album by Advance Base, is out Sepember 21 on Run For Cover / Orindal Records.

Pre-order your copy HERE.

James Rettig interviewed Owen Ashworth (of Advance Base) for Stereogum. Read the article HERE.

Listen to the first single, "True Love Death Dream":

Advance Base will be touring the USA & Canada throughout the fall, playing many dates with other Orindal artists. Check out the full tour itinerary HERE.

Gia Margaret- "Birthday" single release + 'There's Always Glimmer' album pre-order Posted 19 Jun 2018

This morning, Stereogum premiered "Birthday," the first single from Chicago singer/songwriter/producer Gia Margaret's debut album, There's Always Glimmer (out 7/27 on Orindal). Stereogum describes the song as "lush and textured, expertly crafted with a heady rush of atmosphere and Gia Margaret’s hypnotic delivery."

Read the whole article HERE.

There's Always Glimmer is available for pre-order on coke bottle clear vinyl, black vinyl & digital formats HERE.

If you're in the Chicago area, you can purchase your vinyl copy of There's Always Glimmer in person at Gia Margaret's album release show at The Hideout on July 26! (Advance Base & Brendan Losch open the show.)

Click here to stream or download "Birthday" single from the digital platform of your choice.

Pre-order: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone- Etiquette (2018 Remaster) Posted 12 Jun 2018

On July 13, 2018, Orindal Records will release a newly remastered vinyl & digital edition of Etiquette, the classic 2006 album by Owen Ashworth (of Advance Base)'s former electronic pop project, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. Stereogum wrote about about the new reissue HERE.

The new vinyl edition of Etiquette was lovingly remastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service & manufactured to the highest standards by Gotta Groove Records. LPs are available in two colors: classic black & "ghost white" natural opaque, the best-sounding white vinyl available.

Etiquette (2018 Remaster) includes two bonus tracks, written & recorded shortly after the initial release of Etiquette: "White on White" & "White Corolla (Version)"

"Owen Ashworth crafts a delicate, affecting soundtrack to life in your mid-twenties." -Pitchfork

"Ashworth's songs never cease to be entertaining and authentic." -NPR


Skulls Example by Dear Nora is out now! Posted 07 Jun 2018

Skulls Example, the wonderfully adventurous new album by Katy Davidson's longtime experimental pop project, Dear Nora, is out now! It has received glowing reviews from Pitchfork, Portland Mercury & MXDWN.

Skulls Example is available on clear vinyl, black vinyl, & digital formats. Click HERE to get your copy now!

Catch Dear Nora live on the East Coast!

June 08 - Boston, MA @ Lilypad (all ages) =*
June 09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory / Northside Festival (all ages) +*
June 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Space 1026 (all ages) +*

* w/ Nicholas Krgovich
= w/ Lisa/Liza
+ w/ Harmony Tividad