Proven Winners: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 3 is now on streaming services! Posted 19 Mar 2021

Proven Winners: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 3 is now available on streaming services! Find it HERE.

Proven Winners compiles fifteen of our favorite tracks from Orindal's recent releases. You'll find the complete tracklisting HERE.

CD copies of Proven Winners will also be included with all vinyl & CD mail order while supplies last.

Cover art by Karly Hartzman of Wednesday

Mr. Chill by Dan Wriggins is out now! Posted 12 Mar 2021

Mr. Chill, the debut solo EP by Dan Wriggins, is out now! Listen on your preferred streaming service or purchase tapes & downloads HERE. UK & EU buyers can also avoid overseas shipping charges by ordering tapes from our friends at Juno Records.

Here are some press quotes:

“Wry and quietly wonderful... another solemn gem from one of the finest songwriters around.” — GoldFlakePaint

"Dan Wriggins’ voice—gravelly and plaintive and guttural—is one of those voices that gets in your head and stays there, wringing emotion from unseen reserves." — American Songwriter

"Dan Wriggins has led the Philly indie band Friendship for years, but in early 2021 he put out his first single under his own name, and his solo material proved to be some of his most gripping music yet. Now he's back with a solo EP, featuring five new songs (with the two songs from the single as cassette-only bonus tracks), and the whole EP scratches the same appealing itch that those singles did. As a solo artist, Dan makes plainspoken somber folk music that falls somewhere in the Neil Young/Will Oldham realm, and this is some of his most attention-grabbing lyricism yet. It can seem casual and unassuming at first, but before you know it, you're hanging on his every word." — Brooklyn Vegan

Read Various Small Flames' review of Mr. Chill & interview with Dan Wriggins HERE.

Dan Wriggins- Mr. Chill livestream with Karima Walker & Lina Tullgren Posted 07 Mar 2021

Mr. Chill, the debut solo EP by Dan Wriggins, is out March 12 on Orindal Records. To celebrate its release, Dan will be performing the record live on YouTube on Saturday, March 13 at 8PM Eastern. Karima Walker & Lina Tullgren will support the show with streaming sets & Dan's Friendship bandmate, Jon Samuels, will host the event. Subscribe to Dan's channel & watch the show for free at youtube.com/watch?v=u2t-1kT51mo.

Gia Margaret tapes Posted 04 Mar 2021

Just in time for Bandcamp Friday, we're releasing cassette editions of both Gia Margaret albums: 2018's There's Always Glimmer & 2020's Mia Gargaret. Both cassettes are professionally dubbed onto high bias chrome tape in imprinted shells with full color, two-sided j-cards. The cassette edition of Mia Gargaret comes in an aqua blue shell. The cassette edition of There's Always Glimmer comes in a silver glitter shell & includes two bonus tracks: "Babies" & "Smoke (Acoustic)". Each edition is limited to 250 copies.

You can order your copies now through the link in bio, or add them to your Bandcamp cart to buy tomorrow!

Purchase Gia Margaret tapes from Bandcamp

Purchase Gia Margaret tapes from the Orindal webstore (recommended for combined orders & international orders)

Waking the Dreaming Body by Karima Walker is out now! Posted 26 Feb 2021

Waking the Dreaming Body, the gorgeous new album of melancholic Americana & sun-drenched synth drones by Karima Walker is out today on Keeled Scales / Orindal Records!!!

Listen on your favorite streaming service, pick up an LP, tape or CD at your local independent record shop, or order a copy right here.

Read some reviews of Waking the Dreaming Body:

Read Loud and Quiet Magazine's interview with Karima Walker

Read Earlyworm's interview with Karima Walker

Read For the Rabbits' interview with Karima Walker

Read Our Culture Magazine's interview with Karima Walker

Read Since I Left You's interview with Karima Walker

"Each song oscillates between rich, ambient textures and melancholy poetry, ebbing and flowing between moments of stark lucidity and blissful ethereal haze.... From the lonely campfire folk of ‘Softer’ to the sound of howling wind that underpins ‘Windows 1’, each song evokes a landscape in some way, inviting you to lose yourself in the sheer open vastness. Trust me – that takes some pretty powerful magic." — Loud and Quiet Magazine

Dan Wriggins- American Songwriter interview & "Lucinda on June Bug" premiere Posted 24 Feb 2021

Photo: Evangeline Krajewski

"Dan Wriggins’ voice—gravelly and plaintive and guttural—is one of those voices that gets in your head and stays there, wringing emotion from unseen reserves." — Matt Wallock, American Songwriter

Today, American Songwriter premiered "Lucinda on June Bug," the second advance single from Dan Wriggins (of Friendship)'s debut EP of stripped-down alt-country & folk stunners, Mr. Chill. The premiere is accompanied by an interview with Dan where he discusses the writing & recording of "Lucinda on June Bug."

“I hope people think the song is funny, and take the title [as] I meant it: ‘Lucinda on June Bug’ means ‘Lucinda Williams’ body of work on the topic of june bug(s),’ the way an egghead might say ‘Tolstoy on morality’ or something. I also hope people like the George H. W. Bush joke at the end.”

Read my salty lips: Mr. Chill is out on cassette & digital formats March 12, 2021. Pre-order your copy HERE.

You'll find the "Lucinda on June Bug" premiere & Matt Wallock's interview with Dan HERE.

Karima Walker- "Waking the Dreaming Body" single & video premiere Posted 16 Feb 2021

"Waking the Dreaming Body," the title track from Karima Walker's forthcoming album (out February 26 on Keeled Scales / Orindal Records), is streaming now on all platforms.

Various Small Flames premiered the single yesterday along with this intimate acoustic performance video of the song:

“This was the last song I wrote for the record,” Walker explains. “It became the song that was able to bridge, with a certain kind of peace, a space that I had been in for a long time. It moved from a stuck-and-in-between place to the place I was physically in, which was beautiful and singular. I was outside and camping and I think you know the feeling I’m talking about. All the uncertainty and fear spilled out into something very present and joyful.”

Pre-order Waking the Dreaming Body on mail-order-exclusive color vinyl, black vinyl, compact disc, cassette or download HERE.

Dan Wriggins- "Mr. Chill" Posted 02 Feb 2021

On March 12, Orindal Records will release Mr. Chill, an EP of five "busted and beautiful" folk songs by Dan Wriggins (also of Friendship). This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered the title track, calling it "another solemn gem from one of the finest songwriters around."

Dan explains:

"I wrote the song 'Mr. Chill' while working for an arborist/tree care company in the Philly suburbs. The hours were long and strenuous, and like most of my friends, I was balancing full time work with writing music and playing shows. That’s where the clock-punching lyrics come from. This was a couple years ago, and I am only realizing now that “Mr. Chill” might be a Christmas song. It also reminds me of the Disney ride “It’s a Small World.” It’s the only song I’ve written so far that does not rhyme.”

The EP Mr. Chill is Wriggins’ debut release under his own name. Michael Cormier’s minimal production is an open frame; quiet drums in a big room, classical guitar, and melodic organ lift Wriggins’ prose-poem lyrics. His solemn, wounded delivery makes lines like “you trust your gut/and your gut lies” and “read my salty lips/no new love” into deadly serious jokes. Title notwithstanding, Mr. Chill isn’t great background music - it’s rich and powerful, demanding attention as a profoundly moving and original work.

Find "Mr. Chill" on your favorite streaming service HERE.

Mr. Chill will be released on cassette & digital formats on March 12, 2021. Pre-order your copy HERE.

Dan Wriggins (of Friendship)- "Dent" & "The Diner" Posted 14 Jan 2021

Dan Wriggins, frontperson of Philadelphia alt-country band Friendship, has released his first two solo singles, "Dent" & "The Diner." Recorded in October 2020 at Big Nice Studio in Lincoln, RI, both songs feature Dan Wriggins on classical guitar & vocals with accompaniment from Michael Cormier (drums, organ), Lina Tullgren (violin) & Pete Gill (guitar). Both songs carry the same commiserative humor & emotional heft that made Friendship’s 2019 album Dreamin’ a cult favorite.

This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Dent" & "The Diner" alongside a music video for “The Diner,” directed by Dan & his brother, Adam Wriggins, & filmed in the brothers’ hometown of Yarmouth, Maine. Brooklyn Vegan's Andrew Sacher writes:

"Friendship's music is on the quiet, plainspoken side to begin with, but 'Dent' and 'The Diner' do feel even more stripped-back and minimal, and the lyrics often sound like they're ripped straight out of a diary. They're both folky songs that feel ragged and lived-in (similar vibe to Neil Young, Will Oldham, etc), and they're both songs that can stop you in your tracks and leave you hanging on every word."

Read the full article HERE.

"Dent" & "The Diner" are streaming now on all digital platforms. You can also purchase a download HERE.