Gordon Ashworth- S.T.L.A. vinyl is back in print Posted 06 Jun 2019
S.T.L.A., Gordon Ashworth's 2014 electroacoustic dronefolk masterpiece, is back in print in a limited edition of 175 high quality black vinyl LPs. If you missed it the first time around, you can now purchase your copy HERE. (CDs & downloads are also available.)
Moon Racer- "You Can Feel Bad" (Patty Loveless cover) Posted 29 May 2019
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.
"You Can Feel Bad" is now available on Bandcamp, & will be released to all digital platforms on Friday, May 31.
Moon Racer will hit the road in June, playing around the American south, midwest & down the east coast, sharing bills w/ Orindal labelmates Claire Cronin, Matt Bachmann & Advance Base.
MOON RACER ON TOUR
June 14 Winston Salem, NC @ Monstercade (w/ Jaguardini & Transport 77)
June 15 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre Rooftop (w/ Eureka California)
June 17 Cincinnati, OH @ The Listing Loon (w/ Brooklynn Rae)
June 19 Louisville, KY @ Saint Cat’s - Our Lady of the Good Couch (w/ Emily Yacina & R.L. Kelly)
June 21 Chicago, IL @ The Hungry Brain (w/ Claire Cronin & Advance Base)
June 24 Ypsilanti, MI @ Ziggy's (w/ Claire Cronin & Advance Base)
June 25 Youngstown, OH @ House Show
June 28 Providence, RI @ AS220 Psychic Readings (w/ Christians and Lions & Lady Queen Paradise)
June 29 Cambridge, MA @ Lilypad (w/ Christians and Lions & Kathy Snax)
June 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (w/ Advance Base, Matt Bachmann & Claire Cronin)
"Babies" by Gia Margaret is streaming & There's Always Glimmer import CDs are in stock now!!! Posted 24 May 2019
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.
New Claire Cronin single + US/CA tour dates w/ Advance Base Posted 21 May 2019
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!
CLAIRE CRONIN + ADVANCE BASE TOUR DATES
June 21 Chicago, IL @ The Hungry Brain (w/ Advance Base & Moon Racer)
June 22 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox (w/ Advance Base)
June 23 Grand Rapids, MI @ Green Acres (w/ Advance Base)
June 24 Ypsilanti, MI @ Ziggy's (w/ Advance Base & Moon Racer)
June 25 Toronto, ON @ Burdock (w/ Advance Base)
June 26 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola (w/ Advance Base)
June 27 Brattleboro, VT @ Stone Church (w/ Advance Base & Ruth Garbus)
June 28 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater (w/ Advance Base & Greg Jamie)
June 29 Providence, RI @ 159 Sutton Street (w/ Advance Base)
June 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (w/ Advance Base, Matt Bachmann & Moon Racer)
July 1 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge (w/ Advance Base)
Gia Margaret- "Smoke (Acoustic)" + UK/EU tour Posted 08 May 2019
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.
Claire Cronin: "Tourniquet" stream & Big Dread Moon LP pre-order Posted 23 Apr 2019
On June 14, Orindal Records will release Big Dread Moon, the new album by Los Angeles, by way of 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.”
Read the full preview HERE.
Big Dread Moon will be released on limited edition colored vinyl, black vinyl & digital formats on June 14. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Claire Cronin & Advance Base will be touring the U.S. & Canada this summer. All of their confirmed dates are below, & more dates are on the way. Watch for updates on the tour dates page.
CLAIRE CRONIN + ADVANCE BASE
June 21 Chicago, IL @ The Hungry Brain (w/ Moon Racer)
June 25 Toronto, ON @ Burdock
June 26 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
June 27 Brattleboro, VT @ Stone Church (w/ Ruth Garbus)
June 28 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater (w/ Greg Jamie)
June 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (w/ Matt Bachmann & Moon Racer)
July 1 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Matt Bachmann: "Wave Hello" stream & Walking Preference CS pre-order Posted 12 Apr 2019
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.
Lisa/Liza music video: "The Matador Pt. 2" Posted 11 Apr 2019
This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered the official music video for "The Matador Pt. 2" from Lisa/Liza's 2018 album, Momentary Glance. The video was shot, directed & edited by Orindal's own Karima Walker.
Karima Walker describes the video:
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.