Orindal Records showcases in Chicago & Indianapolis Posted 06 Dec 2019

Next weekend, Orindal is hosting label showcases in Chicago & Indianapolis:

Saturday, December 14- Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
(w/ Gia Margaret, Friendship, Ruth Garbus & Advance Base)

Sunday, December 15- Indianapolis, IN @ Middle Space Gallery
(w/ Adam Graahs, Friendship, Ruth Garbus & Advance Base)

In addition to the live music, DJ Golden Wilson (Gordon Ashworth of Mississippi Records) will be selecting records throughout the night in Chicago, & we'll be selling a ton of rare & wonderful Orindal releases & merchandise at the merch table booth nights.

Leor Galil previewed the Hideout show for the Chicago Reader, highlighting Friendship & their stellar new album, Dreamin'. Read the article HERE.

Tickets for the Dec 14 Chicago showcase are available HERE.

Orindal Records at the Experimental Holiday Market (12/8 in Chicago, IL) Posted 25 Nov 2019

CHICAGO: You can find Orindal Records at this year's Experimental Holiday Market on Sunday, December 8 at the Twisted Hippo (2925 W Montrose Ave). We'll be sharing a table with our sibling label & Chicago distributor, Mississippi Records. Orindal LPs, CDs, tapes & other merchandise will be on sale. There will be tons of other great vendors, too! Come say hi & pick up a free CD copy of our latest label sampler, Gentle Weirdos. You'll find more information on the ESS site.

Dreamin' by Friendship is out now! Posted 08 Nov 2019

Dreamin', the new album by Philadelphia, PA underground country wonders Friendship, is out now & receiving great reviews!

Loud & Quiet review
Secret Meeting review
Balloon Machine review

If your local record store isn't carrying Dreamin', you can ask them to order you a copy from our distributors, The Business & Mississippi Records.

CDs, black vinyl & sunglass brown vinyl LPs & downloads of Dreamin' are all available right here in the webstore, & beer yellow vinyl is exclusively available from Friendship. Catch them on tour & pick up a copy in person!

Nov 09 Queens, NY @ Trans Pecos (w/ Shannen Moser)
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas (w/ Shannen Moser)
Nov 14 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
Nov 15 Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes
Nov 16 Montreal, QC @ The Bog
Nov 17 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater (w/ Blood Warrior)
Dec 13 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's (w/ Horse Jumper of Love)
Dec 14 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (w/ Gia Margaret, Advance Base & Ruth Garbus
Dec 15 Indianapolis, IN @ Middle Space Gallery (w/ Advance Base & Ruth Garbus)

Orindal Records Showcase in Chicago, IL 12/14/19 Posted 29 Oct 2019

Orindal Records is hosting another showcase spectacular at The Hideout Inn in Chicago, IL on Saturday, December 14! Ruth Garbus (Brattleboro, VT), Friendship (Philadelphia, PA), Gia Margaret (Chicago, IL) & Advance Base (Chicago, IL) will perform live, & DJ Golden Wilson (Gordon Ashworth) will be playing records between sets.

Plus, all Orindal Records titles that are currently in print will be available at the merch table!

Tickets are on sale now! GET EM HERE.

ALSO: Ruth Garbus, Friendship & Advance Base will also be playing in Indianapolis, IN at Middle Space Gallery the following night (Dec 15). We'll have more details on that one soon.

Friendship premiere "You Might Already Know" & announce tour dates Posted 09 Oct 2019

"You Might Already Know," the second single from Friendship's forthcoming album, Dreamin', premiered today at Talkhouse. Accompanying the premiere is a personal essay by Friendship's Dan Wriggins about the enduring influence of New England folk singer Kath Bloom on Friendship's music. It's a warm & touching commentary, & well worth your time. Read the essay & listen to "You Might Already Know" HERE.

Friendship have announced some east coast & midwest tour dates in support of Dreamin's Nov 8 release. Ticket links are coming soon, but for now, mark those calendars:

Nov 09 Queens, NY @ Trans Pecos
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Nov 14 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
Nov 16 Montreal, QC @ The Bog
Nov 17 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater
Dec 13 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
Dec 14 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout *

* w/ Advance Base & Ruth Garbus

As always, you can check the Orindal tour dates page for updates.

You can pre-order your copy of Dreamin' on black vinyl, sunglasses brown vinyl, CD & digital formats HERE.

Brooklyn Vegan premieres "Unseen Forces and How to Use Them" by Boduf Songs Posted 23 Sep 2019

This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Unseen Forces and How to Use Them," the second single from Boduf Songs' forthcoming album, Abyss Versions (out October 4 on Orindal).

From writer Andrew Sacher:

"Like “Gimme Vortex,” it’s an atmospheric, slowcore-ish song, but even more so than the previous single, it’s got creepy melodies that are more similar to certain metal bands or horror film scores than you might expect when you hear the term “slowcore.” It also makes use of what is apparently a very old drum machine."

Read the entire article & stream "Unseen Forces and How to use Them" HERE.

Pre-order Abyss Versions on vinyl & digital formats HERE.

Announcing Dreamin' by Friendship Posted 11 Sep 2019

Dreamin' is Philly alt-country band Friendship's long-awaited follow-up up their 2017 Orindal Records debut, Shock Out of Season. Dreamin' will be released on vinyl, CD & digital formats on November 8. You can pre-order your copy here.

Dreamin' was recorded to tape in July last year with the help of The Low Anthem’s Jeff Prystowsky. The band moved away from the inclusion of digitally programmed drums and Rhodes piano for Dreamin’, opting instead for a warmer, more organic aesthetic and a starker performance. Most of the songs on Dreamin’ took shape while Dan Wriggins (vocals and guitar) and Mike Cormier (drums) worked and lived as groundskeepers at a private estate in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, frequently driving into Philadelphia for shows and friends. The record is set both in the country and the city – community, peacefulness, and isolation can all be heard and felt throughout the superb new record.

This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered Dreamin's first single, "Clairvoyant." Here's some of what GoldFlakePaint's Tom Johnson had to say:

"Led by Dan Wriggins charred, plaintive voice, a gentle husk at the band’s core, Friendship comes gently alive by its surrounding players: Mike Cormier’s steady drums, the tender playing of Peter Gill, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels who brew these songs alive in ways learned and felt, stirred from somewhere deep within.

"(‘Clairvoyant’) lingers with the band’s deep-rooted sadness gently illuminated by the playful brightness at its outer edges."

You can listen to "Clairvoyant" & read the full article now on GoldFlakePaint.

Announcing Abyss Versions by Boduf Songs Posted 04 Sep 2019

“Unsettling and gorgeous...” - All Music Guide
"Boduf Songs makes some of the duskiest, autumnal and beautiful loner psychedelia." - Stereogum
“Boduf Songs has always been a space for contemplation.” - Pitchfork

Boduf Songs’ seventh album and first on Orindal Records marks the Ohio-via-Southampton home recording project’s most detailed production yet, voyaging into deeper recesses than ever before. Abyss Versions will see the light of day on October 4, 2019.

Mat Sweet, the solitary figure behind Boduf Songs, has spent the better part of fifteen years cultivating an idiosyncratic strain of quiet menace, augmenting library-hushed vocals and brooding guitars with psychedelic flourishes from processed loops, field recordings, and distant, subliminal atmospheres.

Subtly acknowledging Boduf Songs’ beginnings, Abyss Versions echoes motifs from the first Boduf Songs album (2005’s Boduf Songs on Kranky Records), forming its own secret, circular path, encapsulating the journey from there to here. Sweet’s background in doom metal still seeps into the quiet, pensive world of Boduf Songs via mood and tone, balanced by shades of the fingerpicking mysticism of his first four albums. As always, the music of Boduf Songs is steeped in a palpable sense of darkness and dread, offset by a gorgeous and discreet sonic beauty. There is much prettiness here, albeit within an inescapably unsettling frame.

Abyss Versions will be released on vinyl & digital formats on October 4. The vinyl edition is available in three color variations: Abyss black (200 copies), Nothingness clear transparent (200 copies), & Blueberry Ice Cream Sundae purple transparent (100 copies). Pre-order your copy HERE.

"Gimme Vortex," the lead-off track from Abyss Versions, is now streaming on all digital platforms.