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Karima Walker- "Horizon, Harbor Resonance" single & video premiere Posted 12 Jan 2021

Waking the Dreaming Body, the new album by Tucson, AZ sound & video artist Karima Walker, is out February 26, 2021 on Keeled Scales / Orindal Records. This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered Karima's music video for "Horizon, Harbor Resonance," an epic 13 minute ambient track & the second single from Waking the Dreaming Body. Karima explains:

"I have performed parts of "Horizon, Harbor Resonance" live for a couple years now, the piece initially developed after my last record. There’s a large cathartic rain that falls a couple times and stands as a kind of threshold for me during live shows. I have been obsessed with waves and tsunamis for the past few years (Harbor Resonance is an effect that happens during a tsunami, where the force of the wave is magnified when it’s contained) and this song was a way of working through that obsession.

The video traces the Rio Grande river valley across the New Mexico Colorado border. Touring in the western US, on these long drives, I would enter a kind of altered state, watching the landscape change over many hours. This particular region stayed with me, and ended up inspiring large parts of the record and "Horizon, Harbor Resonance" especially. I remember passing San Antonio mountain for the first time. It’s the mountain you see toward the end of the video. It’s unattached to any range (a friend recently told me that it is the largest free standing mountain in the continental US), and rises up out of the desert as you leave New Mexico. It’s massive and takes a while to pass, marking the beginning of the San Juan Mountains.

I wanted to share this special way of seeing with people, to stretch and compress time like in a dream, the way mountains will sometimes move like water as you move through a landscape over the course of a day, and how our experience changes when the ‘eye’ is steady or hand held. These ways of seeing change our perception and experience, and so too our participation in a place and our access and connection to it."

Pre-order Waking the Dreaming Body by Karima Walker on vinyl, CD, cassette & digital formats HERE.

Karima Walker- "Reconstellated" video & new album pre-order Posted 30 Nov 2020

"Reconstellated" is the lead-off track from Karima Walker's forthcoming album, Waking the Dreaming Body, out February 26, 2021 on Keeled Scales / Orindal Records.

Tucson, Arizona interdisciplinary artist Karima Walker walks a line between two worlds. Aside from her long resume of collaborative work with artists in the diverse fields of dance, sculpture, film, photography and creative non-fiction, Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The polarity within Walker’s music has never been so articulately explored, or graced with as much intention, as on her new album, Waking the Dreaming Body.

GoldFlakePaint premiered Karima Walker's self-directed video for "Reconstellated." Anyone who has been lucky enough to see Walker perform live in recent years will recognize the collage-style psychedelia of her video work, which showcases the gorgeous desert landscapes surrounding Walker's Tucson home. In GoldFlakePaint's premiere of "Reconstellated," GFP's Tom Johnson writes:

Settled on a bed of gentle synths, “Reconstellated” is patient and spellbinding, the song touches upon many of the themes that informed the album overall: sleep, and nature, and the strange ways we fit ourselves inside these things. “ Don’t we move like water too? Don’t we pick up in the night? What does the mountain think of you?” she questions in the song. “Write it down, tell your friends I know where I am, but I can’t tell if I’m a part of it.”

Pre-order Waking the Dreaming Body on color vinyl, black vinyl, compact disc & digital formats HERE.

(Photos of Karima Walker by Holly Hall)

Shelter of a Song by Lisa/Liza is out now Posted 20 Nov 2020

Shelter of a Song, a new album of solo acoustic protection spells by Lisa/Liza, is out now!

Find Shelter of a Song on your favorite streaming service here: song.link/shelterofasong

Shelter of a Song vinyl is distributed by The Business & Mississippi Records. Ask your local independent record store to order you a copy or purchase vinyl, CDs & downloads through mail order HERE.

Here's some recent Lisa/Liza press:
Various Small Flames' Shelter of a Song preview
Deepest Currents' Shelter of a Song preview
Undrcurrents' Shelter of a Song review
Music Won't Save You's Shelter of a Song review
Post-Trash's Shelter of a Song review
Dusted Magazine's Shelter of a Song review
Secret Meeting's "Sound & Vision" feature: Lisa/Liza edition

TJO- "Everybody Knows" music video Posted 02 Nov 2020


Video artist Alicia McDaid created this timely music video for "Everybody Knows" by TJO (aka Tara Jane O'Neil). McDaid stars as Chemtrails, a former advertising creative director turned toxic waste dump squatter. Camera by Jeremy Levine.

"Everybody Knows" is a cover of a Leonard Cohen song. This recording is taken from TJO's 2020 album Songs for Peacock, available HERE.

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Dear Nora- Three States reviewed by Pitchfork Posted 28 Oct 2020

Thanks to Quinn Moreland & Pitchfork for reviewing Dear Nora's Three States: Rarities 1997-2007. Read the full review HERE.

"The indie pop band's reissue of loosies and cover songs captures their story in thoughtful strokes and further cements Katy Davidson’s role as an influential songwriter."

Three States 3LP vinyl box sets are available HERE.

Listen to "Red Leaves" by Lisa/Liza Posted 22 Oct 2020

This morning, Post-Trash premiered "Red Leaves," the final advance single from Lisa/Liza's forthcoming album of slow-burning psych folk ballads, Shelter of a Song.

Post-Trash's Dan Goldin writes:

“Red Leaves” is the record’s second single, a slow progression that begins with gentle acoustic guitars, played softly and with nuance. With each note that rings above the rest, the grip tightens, pulling us closer into the sentiment, every intentional accent is felt. With an easy melody to drift right into, Liza Victoria’s warm voice sings between hushed lullaby and whispered croon, with an unwavering strength behind each extended vocal line. It’s designed so you can sink right in, escape the world around us, and give complete focus to her words and composition, building ever so slightly toward a beautiful crescendo. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be.

Post-Trash's track premiere contains a beautiful encapsulation of Shelter of a Song as a whole. Read Goldin's entire piece HERE.


Shelter of a Song will be released on black vinyl, teal marble vinyl, compact disc & digital formats on November 20, 2020. Pre-order your copy HERE.

Lisa/Liza & Orindal Records will donate all revenue from Shelter of a Song's digital pre-order sales to two charity organizations: 50% will support Our Family Farms' Farmworker Housing Fund (a non-profit helping to provide immediate and long-term housing for farmworkers & their families devastated by the recent fires in Southern Oregon) & the other 50% will support Therapy for Black Girls (an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls).

Lisa/Liza- Shelter of a Song out November 20, 2020 Posted 30 Sep 2020

And they tell you all your life
'Search for that infinite sound'
When no one else is around
You hear it too
In the shelter of a song

–Lisa/Liza, "From This Shelter"

Lisa/Liza is the songwriting project of Portland, ME singer and guitarist Liza Victoria. Throughout her new album, Shelter of a Song (her third LP for Orindal), Liza affirms the value of music and songwriting in her life, providing her comfort through illness and isolation, and helping her to hold onto cherished memories through the poetry she sings. The album's eight original songs are gentle meditations on joy, pain, human relationships and the natural world that stretch out slowly like long shadows.

This morning, Brooklyn Vegan announced Shelter of a Song & premiered "From This Shelter," the album's first single & thesis statement. Brooklyn Vegan's Andrew Sacher describes the song as "a gorgeous offering of delicate, bare-bones, somber folk music. It's a quiet, minimal song, but hypnotic enough to stop you in your tracks and tune out all the many distractions of everyday life."

Read the full article & listen to "From This Shelter" HERE.

Shelter of a Song will be released on black vinyl, teal marble vinyl, compact disc & digital formats on November 20, 2020. The album art & design is by Dan Black at Landland. Pre-order your copy HERE.

Lisa/Liza & Orindal Records will donate all revenue from Shelter of a Song's digital pre-order sales to two charity organizations: 50% will support Our Family Farms' Farmworker Housing Fund (a non-profit helping to provide immediate and long-term housing for farmworkers & their families devastated by the recent fires in Southern Oregon) & the other 50% will support Therapy for Black Girls (an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls).

Dear Nora- Three States 3LP box set out September 18, 2020 Posted 06 Aug 2020

Originally released on Magic Marker Records as a double CD in 2008, Dear Nora's Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 is now available on vinyl for the first time. This limited edition box set features 60 tracks (including three bonus tracks) spread across three (3) 160 gram virgin black vinyl LPs in black, poly-lined innersleeves, plus a download card & an 8-page, full-color booklet full of archival photos & detailed track notes, all packaged in a heavyweight, full-color, lidded box. Three States is Orindal Records' most ambitious release to date!

PRE-ORDER HERE.