Claire Cronin- "Omens of Bloodless" long-sleeve t-shirt Posted 19 Oct 2021

Claire Cronin designed an official "Omens of Bloodless" long-sleeve t-shirt featuring her original illustrations for her forthcoming album, Bloodless. The shirts are printed with white, water-based discharge ink onto black, 100% cotton, long-sleeved American Apparel shirts & are available exclusively from Bandcamp. All purchases include a download of Bloodless & its advance singles.

Bloodless is out November 12 on Orindal. Order shirts, vinyl LPs & downloads HERE.

Listen to "No Forcefield" from Claire Cronin's forthcoming album, Bloodless Posted 05 Oct 2021

Claire Cronin has shared the second offering from her upcoming album Bloodless,

out November 12 on Orindal Records. “No Forcefield,” according to

Cronin, is “about feeling lost and trying to read my fate in omens and

dreams. It’s about a relationship where both people are depressed. It’s

about being afraid of things that might not be real.”

The song hums on at a haunting pace, Cronin’s rich imagery radiating ominous: No forcefield / No headlights / I am fading in the dark / like a picture of the night / that’s pressed too far / past the outlines / It’s a mystery I brought / from another person’s life. In the recording process, Cronin’s vocal take was intentionally slowed over gently bursting synths — courtesy of guest players Ezra Buchla and Owen Ashworth ( Advance Base) — and the result rings like a summoning.

Find "No Forcefield" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Pre-order Bloodless on "smoke" colored vinyl, classic black vinyl & digital formats HERE.

Mouth Full of Glass by Macie Stewart is out today! Watch the music video for 3rd single "Mouthful of Glass" Posted 24 Sep 2021

“Those familiar with Macie Stewart’s work should be unsurprised that her solo debut album, Mouth Full of Glass, is spectacular… brimming with tremendous heart and clarity, Mouth Full of Glass is worthy of its inevitable praise.” - Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune

Mouth Full of Glass by Macie Stewart is out now! Here are a few early reviews:

Deepest Currents
Dusted Magazine
Chicago Reader

Read Konstantinos Pappis' deep dive interview with Stewart for Our Culture Magazine HERE.

To celebrate the release Mouth Full of Glass, Stewart has also shared a music video for the album’s alternately spelled title track, “Mouthful of Glass.” The video was shot & directed by Stewart’s OHMME bandmate Sima Cunningham & edited by Austin Vesely.

Listen to Mouth Full of Glass on streaming services HERE.

Purchase Mouth Full of Glass on vinyl, cassette & digital formats HERE.

**Please note that due to vinyl manufacturing delays, we currently only have cassettes & a limited quantity of black vinyl LPs in stock. "Glass" clear vinyl LPs aren't expected to ship until late October.**

Listen to Mouth Full of Glass by Macie Stewart Posted 22 Sep 2021

Mouth Full of Glass, the debut solo album by Macie Stewart, isn't out until Friday, but FLOOD Magazine have an exclusive stream of the album!

Listen to FLOOD Magazine's exclusive stream of Mouth Full of Glass HERE.

Macie Stewart & her band previewed 6 tracks from Mouth Full of Glass for an Audiotree livestream! You can watch the full session here:

Pre-order Mouth Full of Glass on vinyl, tape & digital formats HERE.

Advance Base- Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn't Write is out now Posted 13 Sep 2021

Advance Base, a lo-fi electronic pop project helmed by Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), has released a surprise album called Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write. The album features ten home-recorded covers of American folk & country legends John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent & K.T. Oslin as well as Orindal labelmates Wednesday, Dan Wriggins & Gia Margaret. Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write is available digitally now with a cassette tape edition out in October (pre-orders include an instant album download).

Purchase downloads & pre-order tapes HERE.

Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write’s release announcement comes by way of a karaoke-style lyric video for leadoff track “Wall of Tears,” a song Ashworth learned from K.T. Oslin’s 1987 pop country album 80’s Ladies. Watch it here:

Listen to the title track from Claire Cronin's new album, Bloodless, out November 12, 2021 Posted 07 Sep 2021

(Photo by Vlada Syrkin Werts)

Bloodless is the new album by Los Angeles-based musician and writer Claire Cronin. Expanding upon the supernatural and metaphysical themes of her critically acclaimed 2019 album Big Dread Moon and her 2020 “horror memoir” Blue Light of the Screen (published by Repeater Books), Bloodless is a powerful work of haunted Americana by one of contemporary indie music’s finest singer-songwriters.

Like its musical predecessor, Big Dread Moon, the arrangements on Bloodless’s nine songs are stripped and sparse, Cronin’s steady electric guitar and spectral voice holding center as strings and synthesizers provide wisps of eerie atmosphere. The sound of Bloodless is both more visceral and more subliminal than Big Dread Moon, due in equal part to months of intensive home recording by Cronin and Ezra Buchla (Cronin’s husband and violist) and expert mixing by Deerhoof’s John Dieterich (who previously collaborated with Cronin on her 2016 album Came Down a Storm).

Flood Magazine announced Bloodless's November 12 release & premiered title track "Bloodless" this morning, describing the song as a "spectral, near-ambient track treading through ideas of escaping one’s body." You can read the announcement & listen to "Bloodless" HERE.

Find "Bloodless" on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Pre-order Bloodless on classic black vinyl, "smoke" colored vinyl & digital formats HERE.

Read Macie Stewart's profile in the Chicago Tribune Posted 30 Aug 2021

Our sincere thanks to Britt Julious for profiling Macie Stewart for the Chicago Tribune! In the interview feature, Macie discusses the origins & creation of her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass, out September 24 on Orindal Records. Read the article HERE.

"...a debut record brimming with tremendous heart and clarity. Mouth Full of Glass is worthy of its inevitable praise." - Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune

Pre-order Mouth Full of Glass on limited edition "Glass" clear vinyl, classic black vinyl, cassette & digital formats HERE.

Macie Stewart will play two Chicago record release shows for Mouth Full of Glass at the Hideout Inn on Sept 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.

Twin Plagues by Wednesday reviewed by Pitchfork! First vinyl pressing out of print! Posted 19 Aug 2021

Thanks to Kelly Liu for reviewing Twin Plagues by Wednesday! Read the review HERE.

Twin Plagues vinyl & cassettes are currently out of print! Thanks to everyone who purchased!

If you missed out, vinyl is still available from our distributors, The Business & Mississippi Records, so ask your local record store to order you a copy or catch Wednesday live to buy directly from the band!

New black vinyl & tape editions are on the way! You can pre-order HERE to get an instant digital download of the album!

Twin Plagues by Wednesday is out now! Posted 13 Aug 2021

Twin Plagues, the phenomenal new album by Asheville, NC indie rock band Wednesday, is out today!!! Find it on streaming services HERE.

Twin Plagues is Stereogum's Album of the Week & Paste Magazine named the album The Best of What's Next!

Here are some press quotes:

"Twin Plagues is a work of shocking generosity, each track overflowing with ideas and inspiring a litany of feelings, the kind of album where the journey is more life-affirming than any destination could ever be." -Paste Magazine

"Wednesday have delivered a scorcher. These 12 songs feel dangerously volatile, like the distortion might actually leap out and burn you if you come too close." -Stereogum

"If you like your shoegaze noisy, dense and downcast but still achingly beautiful, then Wednesday are for you." -Revolver Magazine

Watch the music video for the title track directed by Zach Romeo:

If you live in Asheville, Wednesday will be signing color vinyl copies of Twin Plagues at Harvest Records today at 5PM! There will be free beers (courtesy of New Belgium) & other treats. Stop by, say hi, & buy your signed copy of Twin Plagues today!

Order Twin Plagues on Tiffany blue vinyl, classic black vinyl, lime green cassette & digital formats

August 28, 2021- Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle (album release show w/ Chaos Control, Secret Shame & Charli Jasper
Sept 1, 2021- Indianapolis, IN @ Healer (w/ Advance Base & Pilots)
Sept 3, 2021- Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (w/ Dan Wriggins & Advance Base)

Watch Macie Stewart's video for "Garter Snake" Posted 11 Aug 2021

Photo: Ash Dye

Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Macie Stewart (pronouns: she/her/they/them) has shared “Garter Snake,” the second single & video from her debut solo album, Mouth Full of Glass, out September 24 on Orindal Records.

Following last month’s release of Mouth Full of Glass’s first single, “Finally,” “Garter Snake” is another chamber folk stunner. Fingerstyle classical guitar, organ, piano, violin & sighing harmony vocals build slowly, weaving their way around a serpentine saxophone melody (courtesy of fellow Chicagoan Sen Morimoto). Stewart sings “New, alone, and awake, I am a garter snake” over the song’s chilling crescendo.

The “Garter Snake” music video was filmed in the striking western landscapes of Marfa, Texas with direction & editing by Emily Esperanza.

Under the Radar premiered the video this morning. UTR’s Caleb Campbell writes:

“Garter Snake” is similarly intimate and lovingly arranged as its predecessor, this time finding Stewart reflecting on impenetrable solitude. They envision themself as a garden snake, unnoticed and “new, alone, and awake.” Stewart’s vocals lilt above gentle fingerpicked guitar, initially solitary, only for keyboards and strings to fall into the track like beams of sunlight, breaking through its isolated facade. Later, Sen Morimoto’s saxophone joins the gorgeous swirl of instrumentation, adding a winding highlight to the track. The result is a work of earthen beauty, filtering Stewart’s loneliness and isolation into naturalistic chamber pop delight.

Find “Garter Snake” on your preferred streaming service HERE.

Macie Stewart will perform two Chicago, IL album release shows at The Hideout Inn on September 23 & 24. Tickets are available HERE.