Yesterday, Post-Trash premiered Moon Racer's cover of Patty Loveless's "You Can Feel Bad." Post-Trash's Dan Goldin wrote, "Opting to recreate the song in her own vision, the Moon Racer version is
minimal and full of atmosphere, the synths offering more texture than
anything else. The construction of programmed drums and the depressed
fog of wavering synths gives the lyrics a whole new feel. It’s a
gorgeous cover that shows just how effectively the emotion put into a
song can manipulate the emotion taken from the song."
Read the full article, which includes an essay by Autumn from Moon Racer, HERE.
A deluxe edition of There's Always Glimmer by Gia Margaret is now available to stream on all digital platforms. The new edition includes two new tracks: "Babies" & "Smoke (Acoustic)." The tracks are exclusive to the streaming edition & are not available on physical formats.
The Orindal webstore now has a handful of CD copies of Dalliance Recordings' UK release of There's Always Glimmer. The CD edition is packaged in a mini-LP jacket with a printed inner sleeve featuring art by Rand Renfrow, plus a foldout poster with full color LP art & complete lyrics. North American buyers can order their CDs HERE.
This morning, Post-Trash premiered "Wolfman," the second single from Claire Cronin's forthcoming Orindal LP, Big Dread Moon.
Post-Trash's Dan Goldin writes:
Following the release of album opener “Tourniquet,” Cronin shares
“Wolfman,” another dimly-lit folk song, built on mythological
creatures and a slow paced semblance of understanding. Built on a
crawling tempo, an airy acoustic guitar, and the uneasy warble of
Cronin’s gorgeous voice, every strum rings out until complete, a
stunning testament to the slow and beautiful sound of Low or label mate
Lisa/Liza. The story of the Wolfman is an interesting one, and the
lyrics are abstract enough that they don’t need to have explicit meaning
to be enjoyed, but there’s room for interpretation and heavy-hearted
You can listen to Post-Trash's exclusive stream of "Wolfman" & read more kind words from Dan HERE.
"Wolfman" will be available to stream on all digital platforms on Friday, May 24. Big Dread Moon will be released on vinyl & digital formats on June 14. You can pre-order your copy HERE.
Claire Cronin will be hitting the road with Advance Base in June, playing shows across the American Midwest, Canada & New England. They'll have Big Dread Moon vinyl & tour-exclusive t-shirts for sale. Get your tickets now!
This morning, The Line of Best Fit premiered Gia Margaret's acoustic version of "Smoke," one of two bonus tracks on a new digital edition of There's Always Glimmer, available from streaming services on May 24! "Smoke (Acoustic)" is available on all streaming services today. There's Always Glimmer will be re-released outside of North America by Dalliance Records on May 24.
Gia Margaret's UK/EU tour kicks off Friday at The Great Escape festival in Brighton. You'll find all of Gia's tour dates HERE.
On June 14, Orindal Records will release Big Dread Moon, the new albumby Los Angeles, bywayof Athens, GA singer/songwriter/guitarist Claire Cronin. Claire has been writing & recording stark, lyrically vivid folk songs since 2011, most recently releasing a collaborative album with Deerhoof's John Dieterich called Down Came A Storm on Ba Da Bing Records in 2016.
This morning, Stereogum premiered "Tourniquet," the leadoff track from Big Dread Moon. Writer James Rettig says:
“Tourniquet,” the first single from her new album Big Dread Moon,
is a roiling storm cloud. Strings wrap around her guitar like a
mournful cry, giving the whole thing a dusty old Western feel, blood and
dirt and sinewy decay. “By the time I left, I was vacant: a haunted
house with no basement,” Cronin sings, her voice astringent. “If you
hate the night, then replace it/ With visions of light underground/
Dissolvable, impossible, transparent.”
On May 10, Orindal Records will release Walking Preference, an album of new age instrumental music by Matt Bachmann (Mega Bog, Hand Habits, Big Eater). Brooklyn Vegan premiered the lead-off track, "Wave Hello," which you can listen to above.
Walking Preference expands on the sound vs song work explored on previous Bachmann solo releases, like 2018's Unconditonal Love & earlier ambient experiments. Recorded almost entirely on a Roland
JX-3P, a Yamaha digital piano & a D.I. guitar, Walking Preference
inhabits an animated universe inspired by Miyazaki films & Nintendo
fantasies — a world both natural & unreal. Air & space have been
carefully manufactured. The playful drones & compositions within are
full of bubbles and sharp turns while still adhering to the core tenants
of Bachmann’s sound— that of beauty & space. Bachmann’s music is more
sky than earth. Walking Preference zooms out.
Pre-order Walking Preference on cassette or download HERE.
Matt Bachmann will perform as part of an Orindal showcase on June 30 in Brooklyn, NY, sharing the bill with Advance Base, Moon Racer & Claire Cronin. You'll find tickets & more info on the tour date page.
The greenhouses where we shot are owned by a world renowned botanist based just outside Tucson. They're a little island, surrounded by Sonoran desert. It's two acres of succulents and orchids from all around the world. They're a threshold, bringing the larger world within reach, on an intimate scale.
The orchid house, especially, is warmer, fuller, packed with airplants and beautiful flowers. Kind of junglelike, but not claustrophobic because every time your eyes move over the space, they're pulled into these bright gorgeous colors and forms all hypnotizing you into their tiny universes. I feel Liza's songs do something very similar, bringing the sublime and the very intimate together with beauty and tenderness and patience
There's a rich and resounding interiority to her songs that unfurls into these larger and larger arrangements. It's so seamless, and I suddenly find myself somewhere else when the song is over. I get pulled in and lose track of time. They're magical in that way and I wanted to make the video feel magical too, a warmth and light emanating from all the little signs of life around her as she moved through the space. I wanted her to be woven into it, for that magic to be contingent upon her initiation, and so I decided to make a sequence where the flowers and plants would glow when she touched them.
The song takes off at the end, and I wanted the imagery to too, where a kind of collage of the essence of all these forms would transition into a completely new space. So I used footage from one of my favorite drives on tour while Liza and Owen Ashworth and I were playing a few shows together in the west. We drove up from Albuquerque into Denver, passing though essentially a seven hour transition zone from desert into a huge mountain valley. It takes all day, and cell service is bad and there's no where to stop and you watch these super wide mountain ranges slowly creep in closer and closer until you wind right through them to drop down into Denver. I layered, with hand held video, stretches of these mountains over each other, so they'd move and shake, becoming object-like while still maintaining their scale as the song opens out into saturated layers of loops and distortion.
"Birthday" is taken from Gia Margaret's 2018 debut album, There's Always Glimmer (released July 27, 2018 on Orindal Records). UK label Dalliance Records will re-release There's Always Glimmer for UK/EU on May 24, 2019, & Gia will be touring overseas in support of the re-release. You'll find all of her upcoming tour dates HERE.