The free digital summer issue of Mike McGonigal's wonderful Maggot Brain Magazine features an in-depth conversation between TJO (aka Tara Jane O'Neil) & Orindal Records' Owen Ashworth. The issue also features Octavia Butler, The Staple Singers, Luc Sante & more. Download your copy for free HERE.
As promised, we donated June's North American digital download sales to The Loveland Foundation, a non-profit organization for Black women and girls to receive therapy support, primarily mental health therapy.
(Gia's label outside of North America,Dalliance Recordings, has also pledged to donate their June digital sales to The Loveland Foundation.)
TJO & Orindal Records have decided to extend the donation period for Songs for Peacock digital sales until the album's July 10 release date. For the next 9 days, all revenue earned from download sales will continue to be donated to The Audre Lord Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender
Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on
the New York City area.
Twenty-eight years into her kaleidoscopic discography, Songs for Peacock is the first album singer/guitarist/composer Tara Jane O’Neil has credited to just her initials: TJO. ecorded at home using a borrowed drum machine & synthesizer in addition to her reliably nuanced arrangements of guitar, bass & voice, Songs for Peacock is a collection of pop covers recalled from TJO’s youth, intended as a “mixtape” for her late brother Brian. Over twelve tracks & thirty-nine minutes, Songs for Peacock abstracts radio hits by the likes of Boy George, Bananarama, Leonard Cohen, Siouxsie and the Banshees & INXS, distilling earworms into thin wisps of dreamlike atmosphere, or stretching them into languorous psychedelic soundscapes. Songs for Peacock warps our collective musical memory to form a singular & cohesive body of work that defines TJO’s highly personal sonic landscape.
This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Cruel Summer," the first single from Songs for Peacock, along with its accompanying music video, directed by Peter Nichols.
Songs for Peacock will be released on deluxe "Stained Glass Blue" transparent vinyl (w/ 5 postcard set), standard black vinyl & digital formats on July 10. Pre-order your copy now & get an instant download of "Cruel Summer" HERE.
Until the end of June, 100% of revenue from digital sales of Songs for Peacock will be donated to The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
Mia Gargaret, the new ambient album by Gia Margaret, is out now!
For the entire month of June, all revenue from digital sales of Mia Gargaret will be donated to The Loveland Foundation, a non-profit organization
established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle for Black women and girls to
receive therapy support, primarily mental health therapy. Through
collaborative resources and programs, The Loveland Foundation brings opportunity
and healing to communities of color.
This morning, The Fader premiered "Barely There," the final advance single from Gia Margaret's forthcoming ambient album, Mia Gargaret (out June 12 on Orindal Records in North America & Dalliance Recordings everywhere else).
The premiere is accompanied by an interview with Gia where she discusses the illness that led to the creation of Mia Gargaret, her recovery, & the music she has in store for the future. It's a lovely read, well worth your time. You'll find it HERE.
“Like much of Mia Gargaret, 'Barely There' feels like a warm embrace... A
tangible feeling of relief and optimism radiates from the record as if
the path of new possibilities are stretching out in front of its creator
in real time.”
"Barely There" is now available from streaming services everywhere. Pre-order Mia Gargaret on vinyl or digital formats now & receive instant downloads of all three advance singles: "Apathy," "Body," & "Barely There."
Here's the music video for "Barely There," directed by Matt Gehl and Brandon Hoeg.
This morning, The Alternative premiered Wednesday's brand new music video for "Maura," directed by Wednesday's own Karly Hartzman.
The Alternative writes:
"The music video features a candid
look at the band together on tour, as well a few clips of people roller
skating which I’m proud to report is officially back, and after almost
two months of social distancing, it’s comforting to watch a group of
friends having fun with one another, the video reaffirming that the
band’s almost instantaneous chemistry is a result of a group of friends
that genuinely enjoy each other’s company."
Mia Gargaret, an ambient, (mostly) instrumental album by Chicago, IL singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer Gia Margaret, will be released on June 12 by Orindal Records (North America) & Dalliance Recordings (the rest of the world).
This morning, Gorilla Vs. Bear premiered "apathy" & "body," the first two tracks from Mia Gargaret, along with a video for "body" directed by Carl Solether. You can read the article HERE.
Pre-order your vinyl or digital copy of Mia Gargaret& receive instant downloads of both "apathy" & "body" HERE.