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demos by Karima Walker is out now! Posted 01 Apr 2022

demos, the new EP by Karima Walker, is out today!

From For the Rabbits' review of demos:
"While the concept of a demo version can sometimes feel like seeing something uncooked, here it feels like watching Karima put the pieces together of a particularly fiendish puzzle as you second-guess where the sketches might end up in the stunning finished product that was Waking The Dreaming Body. Take How It Falls Apart, while it feels loosely familiar you certainly couldn’t tie it to a specific track on the final record. The track was inspired by memories of being a long-distance runner when Karima was in high school, as Karima recalls, she, “would go whole miles spelling this word, e-s-t-c-e-q-u-e…something about the rhythm of this word would just kinda fit with how my body was moving”. This jogging mantra became a way of, “mapping a landscape” and the looping pattern became the base rhythm of the song. From that physical place, Karima seems to almost ground herself, allowing her true thoughts to pour forth, as she questions everything she’s known up until this point, “everything comes from god’s own hand, a little sweeter than I can stand. Knew the story thirty years ago, conversation was a sinking stone, fraying edges of what we know”. There’s something disarmingly intimate about this recording as if we’re being invited to peek behind the curtain, see the whirring cogs, the inflating lungs, the fizzing synapses that make up a perfectly complex thought process, it’s unusual and beautiful all at once, from this most special of talents you’ll quickly learn to expect nothing less."

Purchase demos on digital formats & limited edition cassette HERE.


Karima Walker & Advance Base postpone UK tour, announce US west coast tour with Claire Cronin & share new music Posted 31 Mar 2022


Karima Walker & Advance Base have made the difficult decision to postpone the April UK tour. Here's a statement from Advance Base's Owen Ashworth:

With the current levels of COVID infections in England & Scotland, we just don't think it's the right time to travel overseas & perform the kinds of shows that we've worked so hard to prepare. So, in the interest of our health & yours, we're coordinating with venues & promoters to reschedule our UK dates for August & September, with the hopes that COVID numbers will be at a more manageable level by the time we return.

All of the dates that have already been rescheduled are listed below. If you'd already purchased tickets for our April shows at any of these venues, your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates. Our rescheduled Oxford show has been moved from Fusion Arts to The Library, but Fusion Arts tickets are still valid for the new venue.

Advance Base & Karima Walker
August/September 2022 UK Tour

Aug 28, 2022- Manchester, UK @ Gulliver's
Aug 29, 2022- Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Aug 30, 2002- Wakefield, UK @ Chantry Chapel
Aug 31, 2022- London, UK @ The Lexington
Sept 03, 2022- London, UK @ St John on Bethnal Green / Daylight Music (w/ Robert Stillman)
Sept 05, 2022- Bristol, UK @ Cube Cinema
Sept 06, 2022- Oxford, UK @ The Library (Moved from Fusion Arts)

We're still working to confirm new dates for Edinburgh, Brighton & Hull. Updates will be posted at orindal.limitedrun.com/pages/tour-dates as soon as we have more information to share.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule a Hastings show through the same ticket vendor. If you purchased tickets for Hastings, or if you purchased tickets for any other show but are unable to attend the new date, email advancebase@gmail.com & I'll get you in touch with the ticket sellers to ensure that your money is refunded.

I'm truly sorry for any inconvenience the postponed dates may cause. Postponing our tour has proven to be a costly & time consuming undertaking, & Karima & I did not take the decision lightly. Regardless, we're still pretty sad about postponing our visit to the UK. We hope to see you in August & September.


Some news that we're happy to report:

Karima Walker, Advance Base & Claire Cronin are touring the West Coast off the US in May!

As always, you'll find ticket links at orindal.limitedrun.com/pages/tour-dates.


To mark the announcement, Advance Base released a new song called "Little Sable Point Lighthouse". It's available now from Bandcamp.

Karima Walker's new EP, demos, is out tomorrow (April 1). Read For the Rabbit's preview HERE.

Listen to "how it falls apart" from Karima Walker's forthcoming EP, demos Posted 21 Mar 2022


"how it falls apart" is the first single from demos, a new EP by Tucson, AZ singer, songwriter & sound designer Karima Walker. On demos, Karima Walker shares early, home-recorded versions of songs from her critically acclaimed 2021 folk/ambient album Waking the Dreaming Body, alongside illuminating sketches and ambient pieces. The demo versions of “Softer,” “Window I” and “Reconstellated” feature alternate lyrics and intimate acoustic arrangements that highlight the power of Walker’s voice and musicianship, while ambient pieces like "thunder interlude" and "earth into air" plumb deeper depths of tension.

demos is out April 1, 2022 on all digital platforms via Orindal & Keeled Scales. A limited cassette edition with alternate cover art is out on April 30, 2022.

Pre-order your copy of demos HERE.

"how it falls apart" is available now on all digital platforms.

Catch Karima Walker on tour!

Apr 07, 2022- Hull, UK @ The New Adelphi Club (w/ Advance Base)
Apr 08, 2022- London, UK @ The Lexington (w/ Advance Base & Katie Malco)
Apr 09, 2022- London, UK @ St John on Bethnal Green / Daylight Music (w/ Advance Base & Robert Stillman)
Apr 10, 2022- Hastings, UK @ The Piper
Apr 12, 2022- Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert (w/ Advance Base)
Apr 13, 2022- Bristol, UK @ Cube Cinema (w/ Advance Base & SH Davidson)
Apr 14, 2022- Oxford, UK @ Fusion Arts (w/ Advance Base & Katie Malco)
Apr 16, 2022- Edinburgh, @ Sneaky Pete's (w/ Advance Base & Faith Eliott)
Apr 17, 2022- Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint (w/ Advance Base)
Apr 18, 2022- Manchester, UK @ Gulliver's (w/ Advance Base)
Apr 19, 2022- Wakefield, UK @ Chantry Chapel (w/ Advance Base)
Apr 28, 2022- Asheville, NC @ Isis Ballroom (w/ Flock of Dimes)
Apr 29, 2022- Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom (w/ Flock of Dimes)
Apr 30, 2022- Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Cafe & Music Hall (w/ Flock of Dimes)
May 01, 2022- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Flock of Dimes)
May 02, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Flock of Dimes)
May 04, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (w/ Flock of Dimes)


Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up by Wednesday is out today! Posted 11 Mar 2022

Wednesday's new covers collection, Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up, is out today on limited edition cassette & digital formats!

Here's what the critics have to say:

"Back in January, Wednesday showed off their country bona fides with a trio of covers for Aquarium Drunkard, songs by Roger Miller and Drive-By Truckers and, best of all, a quivering yet towering take on Gary Stewart’s brilliant “She’s Acting Single (I’m Drinking Doubles).” Those songs all appear on Mowing The Leaves Instead Of Piling ‘Em Up, the band’s new covers LP out today. So do songs originally recorded by Smashing Pumpkins, Vic Chesnutt, Medicine, Chris Bell, Hotline TNT, and Greg Sage. As they did with Edie Brickell’s “Ghost Of A Dog” at the end of Twin Plagues, Wednesday make these tunes their own. If you like noisy melodic guitar music with a bit of twang in it, this stuff is crack." - Stereogum

"Given that the songs range from a pair of country classics, to latter day Americana, to more mainstream alternative rock, the album primarily serves as a further sampler of what Wednesday does right. Namely putting together melodic song structures slathered over with more than a fair share of feedback and an off-handed charm courtesy of Hartzman’s vocals." - Under the Radar

Purchase Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up on cassette & digital formats HERE. You can also purchase cassettes in special-priced bundles with other Wednesday cassettes & color vinyl LPs HERE.

Wednesday kick off their US tour tonight with a sold out show at Static Age in Asheville, NC!

WEDNESDAY ON TOUR
Mar 11, 2022- Asheville, NC @ Static Age (SOLD OUT)
Mar 13, 2022- Opelika, AL @ 10khz Records (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 14, 2022- New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 16-19, 2022- Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 19, 2022- Dallas, TX @
Club Dada (w/ Snapped Ankles & Fearing)
Mar 20, 2022- Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 22, 2022- Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light **CANCELED**
Apr 06, 2022- Athens, GA @ Flicker Theatre
Apr 07, 2022- Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse
Apr 09, 2022- Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Apr 10, 2022- Austin, TX @ Emos (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 11, 2022- Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 13, 2022- Mesa, AZ @
Nile Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 14, 2022- Tucson, AZ @ Groundworks

Apr 17, 2022- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

Apr 19, 2022- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Apr 20, 2022- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Apr 22, 2022- Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room
Apr 24, 2022- Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Apr 26, 2022- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 28, 2022- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 29, 2022- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 30, 2022- Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 02, 2022- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 04, 2022- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Lounge (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 06, 2022- Lawrence, KS @ The Granada (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 07, 2022- Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi Annex (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 09, 2022- Albany, NY @ Empire Live (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 10, 2022- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 12, 2022- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 13, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 14, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 15, 2022- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 17, 2022- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 18, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 20, 2022- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 21, 2022- Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 22, 2022- Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 24, 2022- Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 25, 2022- Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 27, 2022- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (w/ Beach Bunny)

Watch Karima Walker's live session for Audiotree Posted 03 Mar 2022


On Valentine's Day 2022, Karima Walker stopped by Audiotree to film a mesmerizing live set of ambient sound design & original folk songs from her 2021 album Waking the Dreaming Body. You can watch the full session above or stream the audio HERE.

Catch Karima Walker on tour!

KARIMA WALKER UK TOUR w/ ADVANCE BASE
Apr 07, 2022- Hull, UK @ The New Adelphi Club
Apr 08, 2022- London, UK @ The Lexington
Apr 09, 2022- London, UK @ St John on Bethnal Green / Daylight Music (w/ Robert Stillman)
Apr 10, 2022- Hastings, UK @ The Piper
Apr 12, 2022- Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
Apr 13, 2022- Bristol, UK @ Cube Cinema
Apr 14, 2022- Oxford, UK @ Fusion Arts
Apr 16, 2022- Edinburgh, @ Sneaky Pete's
Apr 17, 2022- Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Apr 18, 2022- Manchester, UK @ Gulliver's
Apr 19, 2022- Wakefield, UK @ Chantry Chapel

KARIMA WALKER NORTHEASTERN US TOUR w/ FLOCK OF DIMES
Apr 28, 2022- Asheville, NC @ Isis Ballroom
Apr 29, 2022- Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Apr 30, 2022- Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Cafe & Music Hall
May 01, 2022- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 02, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
May 04, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

New Wednesday video, covers collection & color vinyl represses Posted 23 Feb 2022

Asheville, NC indie rockers Wednesday will release a new 9 song covers collection called Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up on March 11! The collection includes tracks from the band's blazing Lagniappe session for Aquarius Drunkard, plus a handful of other songs originally recorded by Smashing Pumpkins, Medicine, Hotline TNT, Greg Sage (of the Wipers) & Chris Bell (of Big Star).

Watch the video for lead single "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" originally recorded by 70's country legend Gary Stewart:



Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up is available exclusively on limited edition cassette & digital formats! Pre-order a tape or download, check out the full track listing, & read an essay on Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up HERE.

To celebrate the release of Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up, Orindal is also reissuing both Wednesday LPs (2020's I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone & 2021's Twin Plagues) on limited edition 160g color vinyl!

We're offering the new tape & color vinyl reissues in three discount-priced bundles:

1. I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone & Twin Plagues on color vinyl $35

2. I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone & Twin Plagues on color vinyl + Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up tape $43

2. All three Wednesday tapes (I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, Twin Plagues & Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling 'em Up) $26

All three bundles are available HERE.


Catch Wednesday on tour!

Mar 11, 2022- Asheville, NC @ Static Age
Mar 13, 2022- Opelika, AL @ 10khz Records (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 14, 2022- New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 19, 2022- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (w/ Snapped Ankles & Fearing)
Mar 20, 2022- Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 22, 2022 - Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Apr 06, 2022- Athens, GA @ Flicker Theatre
Apr 07, 2022- Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse
Apr 09, 2022- Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Apr 10, 2022- Austin, TX @ Emos (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 11, 2022- Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 13, 2022- Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 14, 2022- Tucson, AZ @ Groundworks
Apr 17, 2022- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Apr 19, 2022- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Apr 20, 2022- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Apr 22, 2022- Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room
Apr 24, 2022- Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Apr 26, 2022- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 28, 2022- Seattle, WA @
The Showbox (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 29, 2022-
Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 30
, 2022- Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine (w/ Beach Bunny)

May 02, 2022- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 04, 2022- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Lounge (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 06, 2022- Lawrence, KS @ The Granada (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 07, 2022- Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi Annex (w/ Beach Bunny
May 09, 2022- Albany, NY @ Empire Live (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 10 , 2022- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 12, 2022- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 13, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 14, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 15, 2022- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 17, 2022- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 18, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 20, 2022- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 21, 2022- Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 22, 2022- Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 24, 2022- Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 25, 2022- Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 27, 2022- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (w/ Beach Bunny)

Advance Base & Karima Walker 2022 UK Tour (POSTPONED UNTIL AUG/SEPT) Posted 09 Feb 2022

Orindal Records recording artists Advance Base (Chicago, IL) & Karima Walker (Tucson, AZ) are bringing their cosmic, electronic Americana to the UK, performing intimate & immersive back-to-back solo sets featuring gentle synthesizers, sleepy drum loops, ambient field recordings, psychedelic visuals & folk-style vocals.

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Advance Base is the melancholic story song project of Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), making their much anticipated return to the UK following the release of 2020’s Live at Home & 2021’s Wall of Tears & Other Songs I Didn’t Write.

"A Raymond Carver short story collection set to music by a Joan of Arc-era OMD" - MOJO

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Singer, sound designer & filmmaker Karima Walker makes her UK debut following the critical acclaim of her 2021 folk/ambient album Waking the Dreaming Body (co-released by Keeled Scales), featured on best of the year lists by GoldFlakePaint, Gorilla Vs. Bear, For the Rabbits & more.

“With her uncanny Americana, Walker’s experimental inclinations have allowed her to explore some previously un-plumbed liminal space on the horizon, somewhere between sand and sky.” - Pitchfork

Tickets are on sale now at orindal.limitedrun.com/pages/tour-dates.

Listen to three new covers Wednesday recorded for Aquarium Drunkard Posted 27 Jan 2022

Wednesday recorded high octane covers of some of their favorite songs by Gary Stewart, Roger Miller & Drive-By Truckers for an Aquarium Drunkard Lagniappe session! Stream the session & read Karly from Wednesday's breakdown of each track now, only at Aquarium Drunkard.

Catch Wednesday on tour this spring!

Mar 7, 2022- Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club (w/ Superchunk)
Mar 8, 2022- Detroit, MI @ El Club (w/ Superchunk)
Mar 9, 2022- Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Superchunk)
Mar 11, 2022- Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (w/ Superchunk)

Mar 12, 2022- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (w/ Superchunk)
Mar 13, 2022- Opelika, AL @ 10khz Records (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)

Mar 14, 2022- New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 19, 2022- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (w/ Snapped Ankles & Fearing)
Mar 20, 2022- Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Mar 22, 2022 - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light (w/ MJ Lenderman & the Wind)
Apr 10, 2022- Austin, TX @ Emos (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 11, 2022- Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 13, 2022- Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 19, 2022- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Apr 20, 2022- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Apr 26, 2022- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 28, 2022- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 29, 2022- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (w/ Beach Bunny)
Apr 30, 2022- Boise, ID @ El Korah Shrine (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 2, 2022- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 4, 2022- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room Lounge (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 6, 2022- Lawrence, KS @ The Granada (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 7, 2022- Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi Annex (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 9, 2022- Albany, NY @ Empire Live (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 10, 2022- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 12, 2022- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 13, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 14, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 15, 2022- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 17, 2022- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 18, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 20, 2022- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel (w/ Beach Bunny)
May 25, 2022- Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall (w/ Beach Bunny)

Karima Walker Midwest & East Coast tour Posted 26 Jan 2022

Tucson, AZ ambient/Americana artist Karima Walker has expanded her February tour to include Midwest stops in Chicago, Milwaukee, Iowa City & Davenport with Dan Wriggins & Advance Base before joining Macie Stewart for a short run of east coast dates! Tickets are on sale now!

KARIMA WALKER WINTER SHOWS
Feb 10, 2022- Chicago, IL @ Constellation (w/ Advance Base & Desert Liminal)
Feb 11, 2022- Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (w/ Advance Base & Dan Wriggins)
Feb 12, 2022- Iowa City, IA @ PS1 (w/ Advance Base & Dan Wriggins)
Feb 14, 2022- Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel (w/ Advance Base & Dan Wriggins)
Feb 17, 2022- Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot (w/ Macie Stewart)
Feb 18, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live (w/ Macie Stewart)
Feb 19, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records (w/ Macie Stewart)

You'll find all Orindal tour dates HERE.



Robert Stillman- What Does It Mean to Be American? & Portals (2022 Remaster) out today! Posted 21 Jan 2022

Today is the release date for TWO albums by US-born, UK-based multi-instrumentalist & composer Robert Stillman: What Does it Mean to Be American?, a brand new collection of jazz-influenced piano, saxophone, clarinet & drum meditations themed around Stillman's exploration of national identity, & Portals (2022 Remaster) an expanded & remastered vinyl edition of Stillman’s 2017 cassette of New Age-styled electric piano improvisations. Both albums were co-released with Kit Records (UK). Folks in the UK & Europe can avoid transatlantic shipping fees by ordering the new albums HERE.

Special-priced vinyl & cassette bundles can be purchased HERE.

Stream What Does It Mean to Be American?

Stream/purchase Portals (2022 Remaster)


Read Glenn Donaldson's review of What Does it Mean to Be American? for Free Form Freakout

Read David Wilikofsky's review of What Does it Mean to Be American? for Undrcurrents

Read Jason Woodbury's review of Portals for Aquarium Drunkard


"Robert Stillman is a multi-faceted genius. A virtuoso of DIY, one-player improvisation. A master of color, restraint, and powerful world-building." - Undrcurrents

"Recording by himself, Stillman layers saxophone, clarinet, drums, and piano. While the one-man-band approach can so often result in antiseptic, too carefully controlled sounds, Stillman’s work here remains loose, imaginative, and even conversational. Stillman is having a dialogue with himself. It’s a lively one, and you are invited to listen in." - Aquarium Drunkard


Watch Robert Stillman's self-directed music video for "It's All Is" from What Does it Mean to Be American?







Macie Stewart & Karima Walker Eastern US Tour Posted 20 Jan 2022

Macie Stewart & Karima Walker are teaming up for a handful of east coast live shows! Both artists will also perform their own separate Chicago dates leading up to the tour. Tickets are on sale now!

Macie Stewart
Jan 21, 2022- Chicago, IL @ Golden Dagger (w/ Reno Cruz)

Karima Walker
Feb 10, 2022- Chicago, IL @ Constellation (w/ Advance Base & Desert Liminal)

Macie Stewart & Karima Walker
Feb 17, 2022- Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
Feb 18, 2022- Philadelphia, PA @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live
Feb 19, 2022- Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records