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Listen to the title track from Claire Cronin's new album, Bloodless, out November 12, 2021 Posted 07 Sep 2021


(Photo by Vlada Syrkin Werts)

Bloodless is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 “horror memoir” Blue Light of the Screen (published by Repeater Books), Bloodless is a powerful work of haunted Americana by one of contemporary indie music’s finest singer-songwriters.

Like its musical predecessor, Big Dread Moon, the arrangements on Bloodless’s nine songs are stripped and sparse, Cronin’s steady electric guitar and spectral voice holding center as strings and synthesizers provide wisps of eerie atmosphere. The sound of Bloodless is both more visceral and more subliminal than Big Dread Moon, due in equal part to months of intensive home recording by Cronin and Ezra Buchla (Cronin’s husband and violist) and expert mixing by Deerhoof’s John Dieterich (who previously collaborated with Cronin on her 2016 album Came Down a Storm).

Flood Magazine announced Bloodless's November 12 release & premiered title track "Bloodless" this morning, describing the song as a "spectral, near-ambient track treading through ideas of escaping one’s body." You can read the announcement & listen to "Bloodless" HERE.

Find "Bloodless" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Pre-order Bloodless on classic black vinyl, "smoke" colored vinyl & digital formats HERE.

Read Macie Stewart's profile in the Chicago Tribune Posted 30 Aug 2021

Our sincere thanks to Britt Julious for profiling Macie Stewart for the Chicago Tribune! In the interview feature, Macie discusses the origins & creation of her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass, out September 24 on Orindal Records. Read the article HERE.

"...a debut record brimming with tremendous heart and clarity. Mouth Full of Glass is worthy of its inevitable praise." - Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune

Pre-order Mouth Full of Glass on limited edition "Glass" clear vinyl, classic black vinyl, cassette & digital formats HERE.

Macie Stewart will play two Chicago record release shows for Mouth Full of Glass at the Hideout Inn on Sept 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.

Twin Plagues by Wednesday reviewed by Pitchfork! First vinyl pressing out of print! Posted 19 Aug 2021

Thanks to Kelly Liu for reviewing Twin Plagues by Wednesday! Read the review HERE.

Twin Plagues vinyl & cassettes are currently out of print! Thanks to everyone who purchased!

If you missed out, vinyl is still available from our distributors, The Business & Mississippi Records, so ask your local record store to order you a copy or catch Wednesday live to buy directly from the band!

New black vinyl & tape editions are on the way! You can pre-order HERE to get an instant digital download of the album!

Twin Plagues by Wednesday is out now! Posted 13 Aug 2021

Twin Plagues, the phenomenal new album by Asheville, NC indie rock band Wednesday, is out today!!! Find it on streaming services HERE.

Twin Plagues is Stereogum's Album of the Week & Paste Magazine named the album The Best of What's Next!

Here are some press quotes:

"Twin Plagues is a work of shocking generosity, each track overflowing with ideas and inspiring a litany of feelings, the kind of album where the journey is more life-affirming than any destination could ever be." -Paste Magazine

"Wednesday have delivered a scorcher. These 12 songs feel dangerously volatile, like the distortion might actually leap out and burn you if you come too close." -Stereogum

"If you like your shoegaze noisy, dense and downcast but still achingly beautiful, then Wednesday are for you." -Revolver Magazine

Watch the music video for the title track directed by Zach Romeo:

If you live in Asheville, Wednesday will be signing color vinyl copies of Twin Plagues at Harvest Records today at 5PM! There will be free beers (courtesy of New Belgium) & other treats. Stop by, say hi, & buy your signed copy of Twin Plagues today!

Order Twin Plagues on Tiffany blue vinyl, classic black vinyl, lime green cassette & digital formats

WEDNESDAY LIVE DATES
August 28, 2021- Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle (album release show w/ Chaos Control, Secret Shame & Charli Jasper
Sept 1, 2021- Indianapolis, IN @ Healer (w/ Advance Base & Pilots)
Sept 3, 2021- Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (w/ Dan Wriggins & Advance Base)

Watch Macie Stewart's video for "Garter Snake" Posted 11 Aug 2021


Photo: Ash Dye

Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them) has shared “Garter Snake,” the second single & video from her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass, out September 24 on Orindal Records.

Following last month’s release of Mouth Full of Glass’s first single, “Finally,” “Garter Snake” is another chamber folk stunner. Fingerstyle classical guitar, organ, piano, violin & sighing harmony vocals build slowly, weaving their way around a serpentine saxophone melody (courtesy of fellow Chicagoan Sen Morimoto). Stewart sings “New, alone, and awake, I am a garter snake” over the song’s chilling crescendo.

The “Garter Snake” music video was filmed in the striking western landscapes of Marfa, Texas with direction & editing by Emily Esperanza.

Under the Radar premiered the video this morning. UTR’s Caleb Campbell writes:

“Garter Snake” is similarly intimate and lovingly arranged as its predecessor, this time finding Stewart reflecting on impenetrable solitude. They envision themself as a garden snake, unnoticed and “new, alone, and awake.” Stewart’s vocals lilt above gentle fingerpicked guitar, initially solitary, only for keyboards and strings to fall into the track like beams of sunlight, breaking through its isolated facade. Later, Sen Morimoto’s saxophone joins the gorgeous swirl of instrumentation, adding a winding highlight to the track. The result is a work of earthen beauty, filtering Stewart’s loneliness and isolation into naturalistic chamber pop delight.

Find “Garter Snake” on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Macie Stewart will perform two Chicago, IL album release shows at The Hideout Inn on September 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.

PRE-ORDER MOUTH FULL OF GLASS ON "GLASS" CLEAR VINYL, CLASSIC BLACK VINYL, CASSETTE & DIGITAL FORMATS


TJO- Dispatches from the Drift album release & limited edition Risograph print Posted 23 Jul 2021

Dispatches from the Drift, a new album of gentle & strange ambient synthesizer instrumentals by TJO, is out now. Find it on your preferred streaming service HERE.

To celebrate the release of Dispatches from the Drift, we're issuing an 8x10, 3-color Risograph print of Tara Jane O'Neil's original album art, hand numbered & signed by O'Neil. The print edition is limited to 50 copies. Purchases include album download. The prints are made by Issue Press, who also made the j-cards for the cassette edition of Dispatches from the Drift.

Prints ship in late August & are available exclusively from Bandcamp.

Purchase Dispatches from the Drift on cassette or digital formats HERE.

"Quietly, delicately enrapturing, Dispatches from the Drift was born from a strange world in a strange time but its hard not to feel hope in these sounds; an elegant reminder that magic can always be stirred into existence, no matter the circumstances. 'These found ambient pieces were not edited to feel narrative, and weren’t made with sharing in mind,' O’Neil says in conclusion. 'Use them however you like.'” - GoldFlakePaint

Wedneday- "How Can You Live If You Can't Love How Can You If You Do" Posted 21 Jul 2021



"How Can You Live If You Can't Love How Can You If You Do" is the fourth & final advance single from Wednesday's excellent new album, Twin Plagues (out August 13 on Orindal).

Under the Radar premiered the rodeo-themed music video for "How Can You Live If You Can't Love How Can You If You Do," which is directed by Wednesday's own Karly Hartzman.

Under the Radar's Caleb Campbell writes:

"Unlike the squalling feedback and buzzsaw guitars of their earlier singles, “How Can You Live…” leans into the band’s latent country influences, which often can be found bursting just underneath the surface of their music. Here these influences jump to the fore with keening pedal steel and gently ambling acoustic tones, proving the band doesn’t need to lean on their ‘90s influences to craft a stellar song. The more stripped-back presentation lets the band’s impeccable melodies shine, offering up an absolutely beautiful trip into a love-soaked nostalgic reverie"

Find "How Can You Live If You Can't Love How Can You If You Do" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Pre-order Twin Plagues on Tiffany Blue vinyl, classic black vinyl, lime green cassette or digital formats HERE.


(Photo: Charlie Boss)

Macie Stewart- Mouth Full of Glass album announcement, "Finally" video & single release, & Chicago album release shows Posted 12 Jul 2021


On September 24, Orindal Records will release Mouth Full of Glass, the first solo album by Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them). Written and recorded while finding solace and strength in solitude, Mouth Full of Glass features eight lushly arranged songs that search for the meaning of self within and without partnership. The record explores loneliness as well as the growth and beauty that blooms from within it - through creating it, Stewart reassesses her own relationships in order to communicate with a singular voice.

GoldFlakePaint premiered the music video for leadoff track & first single "Finally." GFP's Tom Johnson writes:

"If Stewart’s name rings a bell, it’s because she’s made her name as one half of the Chicago duo Ohmme, who have released two brilliant albums via the Joyful Noise label. Stewart has also spent a number of years as a string arranger, though, and its that lushness, that care of the small surrounding details, that defines her new work and certainly comes to the fore on ‘ Finally‘, where the gently plucked guitar is ordained with colourful, swirling strings... though intricate and intimate, the album still finds plenty of room to bloom."

Watch the music video for "Finally" (directed by cellist Lia Kohl) HERE.

Find "Finally" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Macie Stewart will perform two Chicago, IL album release shows at The Hideout Inn on September 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.

Pre-order Mouth Full of Glass on "glass" clear vinyl, classic black vinyl, cassette or digital formats HERE.



Photo by Ash Dye

Wednesday- "One More Last One" Posted 07 Jul 2021


Our thanks to Post-Trash for premiering "One More Last One," the third single & video from Wednesday's forthcoming album, Twin Plagues, out August 13 on Orindal.

From Post-Trash's Dan Goldin:

"'One More Last One' is a new puzzle piece in Wednesday’s growing sound, one that trades in the direct songwriting of Karly Hartzman in favor of the band’s lap steel player, Xandy Chelmis, who wrote and handles lead vocals. The band use the opportunity to go full shoegaze, fully committed to the genre’s best qualities. The static distortion of the guitars comes ripping out the gate, drifting like thick clouds over the otherwise dreamy atmosphere. It’s thick and claustrophobic but full of beauty, as Chelmis’ words float, suspended in air (and feedback), settling into its own space among the wall of guitar noise."

The music video for "One More Last One" was edited & directed by Wednesday bassist Margo Schultz.

Find "One More Last One" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Pre-order Twin Plagues vinyl, tapes & downloads HERE.

Catch Wednesday on tour:

July 22, 2021- Asheville, NC @ American Vinyl Co. (w/ Manas)
August 3, 2021- Brooklyn, NY @ The Broadway (w/ The Glow & Margaret Sword)
August 4, 2021- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Beach Bunny & Earth Dad)
August 28, 2021- Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle (album release show w/ Chaos Control, Secret Shame & Charli Jasper
Sept 1, 2021- Indianapolis, IN @ Healer (w/ Advance Base & Pilots)
Sept 3, 2021- Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (w/ Dan Wriggins & Advance Base)

Dream Logic by Matt Bachmann is out today! Posted 18 Jun 2021

Dream Logic, the new album by Brooklyn-based singer/songwizard Matt Bachmann, is out today!

"A hypnotic blend of teary ambient-pop songs & cinematic instrumentals, its 11 tracks stretch & experiment with genre while holding true to a natural flow."

Find Dream Logic on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Dream Logic vinyl is delayed a month, but you can pre-order your copy & receive an instant digital download HERE.


TJO- Dispatches from the Drift is out July 23! Watch the video for leadoff track "A Sunday 2020" Posted 10 Jun 2021

On July 23, Orindal Records will release Dispatches from the Drift, a new album of solo synthesizer improvisations by TJO (aka Tara Jane O’Neil). Recorded at home in California between April 2020 & February 2021, Dispatches from the Drift plays like a series of private meditations; music made for the pure & joyous purpose of personal exploration. Lovingly mastered by Matt Bachmann, Dispatches from the Drift is a psychedelic sound diary that moves gently & melodically through sixty-three minutes of shifting texture & mood.

Here's TJO's music video for leadoff track "A Sunday 2020."

GoldFlakePaint premiered "A Sunday 2020" & announced Dispatches from the Drift's July 23 release. GFP's Tom Johnson writes:

Shared here today as the album’s introduction, ‘A Sunday 2020’ is one of only two songs that feature guitar – and the only song to include vocals – and it makes for an immediately absorbing foundation for what promises to be one of the summer's most sheltering laments. “It meets certain criteria for inclusion here as the keyboard and wordless vocals were improvised just like the others,” O’Neil says of the album’s first song, which you can hear via its homemade video below. “However on this one I did use my old familiar hammer, the guitar for melodic shape.”

Quietly, delicately enrapturing, Dispatches from the Drift was born from a strange world in a strange time but it's hard not to feel hope in these sounds; an elegant reminder that magic can always be stirred into existence, no matter the circumstances. “These found ambient pieces were not edited to feel narrative, and weren’t made with sharing in mind,” O’Neil says in conclusion. “Use them however you like.”

Read GoldFlakePaint's announcement of Dispatches from the Drift HERE.

Pre-order Dispatches from the Drift tapes & downloads & read TJO's artist statement on the album HERE.