Gentle Weirdos: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 2 Posted 17 Oct 2018
"Gentle Weirdos" is the second free compilation album from Orindal Records. This one focuses on our 2017 & 2018 releases, with tracks by Moon Racer,
Friendship, Dear Nora, Matt Bachmann, Greg Jamie, Gia Margaret,
Lisa/Liza, Robert Stillman, Karima Walker, Hello Shark & Advance
Base. It's available to stream & download for free on our Bandcamp page.
LISA/LIZA: "The Matador Pt 2" premiere & Momentary Glance pre-order Posted 16 Oct 2018
Momentary Glance, the second LP by Liza Victoria's psych folk recording project, Lisa/Liza, will be released by Orindal Records on November 30, 2018. Vinyl LPs, CDs, digital dowloads, & special colored vinyl bundles (featuring an exclusive vinyl color, poster & bonus tape) are now available for pre-order HERE.
Momentary Glance is Victoria's first album of electric guitar
recordings, half of which feature the recording debut of her live band
(comprised of fellow Mainers Jonathan Downs, Devin Ivy & Pete
Swegart). Momentary Glance was recorded & mixed by Efrim Manuel
Menuck (of Godspeed! You Black Emperor & Thee Silver Mt. Zion
Memorial Orchestra) at his hotel2tango studio in Montreal, with the
exception of the song “Tea Kettle,” which was recorded & mixed by
Colby Nathan at New Fruit Collective in Portland, Maine.
This morning, Stereogum premiered the epic first single, "The Matador Pt 2," calling it "a meditative eight minutes of downtuned strumming and world-weary
searching that serves as a continuation of a theme she first explored on
from 2014. “I turned around to see the stars/ It wasn’t where the
answers are,” she sings, letting those hanging questions fill up the
empty space around her. It’s patient and enveloping, and in comparison
to the earlier version of this song, it allows even more room for quiet
and shaky contemplation.
"Victoria has an uncanny knack for intense atmospherics — her debut album
utilized only her voice and an acoustic guitar, and with her
forthcoming sophomore album, Momentary Glance, she opens up her
sound. It’s her first electric album, made with her new live band and
recorded by Godspeed! You Black Emperor’s Efrim Manuel Menuck at his
studio in Montreal. It’s a collection of gently unfurling tracks
centered around Victoria’s placid voice and an intoxicating static buzz."
Introducing Matt Bachmann Posted 18 Sep 2018
Orindal Records is pleased to announce Unconditional Love, the new album by Brooklyn-based musician/composer/songwriter Matt Bachmann (of Mega Bog & Big Eater). Unconditional Love
is a patient, atmospheric pop album loaded with uncanny ambient
textures & impellent rhythms, & carried by Matt's tender falsetto. Unconditional Love will be released on cassette & digital formats on November 2, 2018.
Brooklyn Vegan premiered the first single, "To Be in Love" today, calling it "a very pretty dose of atmospheric bedroom pop." Matt will be touring the US throughout the fall in support of Unconditional Love's release, playing select dates with Lisa/Liza, Ed Askew & Harmony Tividad (of Girlpool). Listen to the stream of "To Be in Love" & read up on all of Matt's tour dates HERE.
Pre-order Unconditional Love on cassette or digital formats HERE.
Advance Base- "Christmas in Nightmare City" music video (directed by Karima Walker) Posted 17 Sep 2018
Today, Talkhouse premiered the music video for a new Advance Base song called "Christmas in Nightmare City," along with an essay by Owen Ashworth, explaining the origins of the song. The song features piano accompaniment by Gia Margaret, & the video was filmed & directed by Karima Walker.
If you're in Chicago, get down to Bedsheet Cinema (1914 N Spaulding) tonight at 7:30! Karima Walker, Gia Margaret & Lia Kohl+Michael Albert will be playing live, & Karima will also be screening the "Christmas in Nightmare City" video. (Owen from Advance Base will also be accompanying Gia for part of her set.)
Karima Walker is currently on tour across the midwest with her music & video projections, & Advance Base + Gia Walker will be making their way over to the East Coast next week! Catch up on all of their tour dates HERE.
Advance Base + Gia Margaret East Coast & Midwest Tour Posted 15 Sep 2018
Advance Base & Gia Margaret hit the road next week! Get your tickets HERE.
Summer vacation Posted 02 Aug 2018
Orindal is going on vacation! We'll be packing orders all day &
making one last trip to the post office tomorrow morning. Any orders
placed after August 2 will ship on August 16, & will include a small souvenir from our trip. Downloads will still be delivered immediately.
The Line of Best Fit premieres "Smoke" by Gia Margaret Posted 12 Jul 2018
Writer Sam Briggs said:
"Margaret’s writing taps into the fragility of happiness – the immensely
overwhelming feeling of something you’ve wished for so vividly becoming
real, the moment you surrender yourself to it. From the gentle cascading
piano line that acts as the spine of the song’s crescendo, to the
double-tracked near-whisper of the vocal melody, the soft-focus comfort
of the song’s feeling of stillness layers itself like a Sunday den."
Read the full article, including a brief interview with Gia, HERE.
"Smoke" is now available to stream & download on all digital platforms.
There's Always Glimmer will be released on vinyl & digital formats on July 27. Pre-order your copy HERE.
New Advance Base album out 9/21 Posted 10 Jul 2018
Animal Companionship, the new album by Advance Base, is out Sepember 21 on Run For Cover / Orindal Records.
Pre-order your copy HERE.
James Rettig interviewed Owen Ashworth (of Advance Base) for Stereogum. Read the article HERE.
Listen to the first single, "True Love Death Dream":
Advance Base will be touring the USA & Canada throughout the fall, playing many dates with other Orindal artists. Check out the full tour itinerary HERE.
Pitchfork reviews "Birthday" by Gia Margaret Posted 20 Jun 2018
There's Always Glimmer vinyl + digital are available for pre-order HERE.