Jill Whit- time is being album announcement & Touchless / Maybe Means No video premiere Posted 21 Apr 2021

On May 28, Orindal Records will release time is being, a new album by Salt Lake City-based songwriter, musician, tattooer, and fine artist Jill Whit. time is being was entirely self-recorded during the long days of the pandemic in 2020, when, like many others, Jill found herself spending more time alone than ever before. "The album is really an exploration into the body,” Jill explains, “It's about knowing yourself through solitude - gaining a connection to your physical body. It relates to opening up to your inner voice, and connecting the body and spirit through physical and emotional movement; to be ever accepting, shifting, breathing, living, being."

time is being’s distinctive style of “bedroom ambient” blends lush but lo-fi synth pads, gentle electronic beats and wisps of atmospheric guitar as the foundation for Jill’s spoken poetry and emotive singing. time is being and its accompanying zine are an intimate and affirming document of a year spent in isolation and an artist finding new confidence in her voice and vision.

Various Small Flames premiered a music video for time is being's first two singles, "Touchless" & "Maybe Means No," directed by Shey Allen. VSF's Jon Doyle writes:

Through a solo dance performance from Rachel Andes, the video taps into this tactile sensibility and captures the contradictions running through the songs. Starting within the porcelain white confines of a bathroom, and concluding in a desert’s expanse of red rock. Surroundings that mimic the evolving soundscape, where intimacy and loneliness lose their firm divide, and physicality can triumph over empty space.

Pre-order time is being as a limited edition cassette + zine package or on digital formats HERE.

Matt Bachmann- "Apple Pie" single premiere & Dream Logic album announcement Posted 20 Apr 2021

On June 18, 2021, Orindal Records & We Be Friends Records will release Dream Logic, the excellent new album by New York singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist Matt Bachmann. Dream Logic is a hypnotic blend of teary ambient-pop songs and cinematic instrumentals. Its 11 tracks stretch and experiment with genre while holding true to a natural flow. Fans of Bachmann’s last two (and vastly different) Orindal releases— Walking Preference (2019) and Unconditional Love (2018)—will appreciate the way Dream Logic manages to expand on both.

Brooklyn Vegan premiered the album's first single, "Apple Pie," describing it as "a gorgeous, slightly jazzy, vibraphone-fueled ambient pop song that's dedicated to Matt's father." Brooklyn Vegan's Andrew Sacher continues:

"The song kind of combines the delicate intimacy of songwriters like Perfume Genius and Sufjan Stevens with the hypnotic instrumentation of TNT-era Tortoise, and Matt really makes it his own in the process."

Beats Per Minute also shared "Apple Pie." Writer Rob Hakimian describes the single:

"Sweet in more ways than one, but definitely not saccharine, “Apple Pie” is a surprisingly weightless trip down memory lane. Although there are plenty of emotions to pick apart, Bachmann’s words are scarce, only popping in occasionally to reflect briefly on the titular pies and the memory of his father baking them. Mostly, “Apple Pie” finds Bachmann letting his shimmering vibraphone cut a path where his bustling percussion, hyperdrive guitar, some sax and even some snippets of bird song can roam free, wordlessly expressing the tangled knot of feelings going on inside the artist."

Check out the premiere of "Apple Pie" HERE.

Pre-order Dream Logic on limited edition vinyl & digital formats HERE.

Annie Hart- "Sun in the Dark" single premiere & Everything Pale Blue album announcement Posted 13 Apr 2021

On May 7, Orindal Records will release Everything Pale Blue, a gorgeous new album of ambient synthesizer instrumentals by New York City-based composer, songwriter & performer Annie Hart (also of Au Revoir Simone). We're big fans of Annie & we're thrilled to welcome her into the Orindal family!

This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered "Sun in the Dark", the first single from Everything Pale Blue.

GoldFlakePaint's Tom Johnson writes:

"...the new album is both meandering and meditative, with Hart crafting a whole new world of her own through the gently lapping synthesizer explorations that absorb the listener. It’s prefaced by “Sun in the Dark”, which you can hear below right now; a song that beautifully encapsulates the otherworldly magic of this new body of work. A twinkling tapestry of sound, the song rolls on for nearly ten minutes, barely fluctuating but utterly engrossing nonetheless. Like lying under a perfect summer’s sky, the occasional shifts in tone are minimal but feel striking within their context here."

Pre-order Everything Pale Blue on limited edition cassette & digital formats HERE.

Advance Base- Live at Home vinyl & CDs shipping now Posted 12 Apr 2021

Advance Base- Live at Home vinyl begins shipping today & records hit stores April 23!

Live at Home is the biggest vinyl pre-order in Orindal's ten year history & it happened without any kind of press campaign or industry support. Thank you for inviting my music into your homes & thank you for your patience while I pack & ship your orders!

CDs, LPs, downloads & more info are available HERE.

Proven Winners: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 3 is now on streaming services! Posted 19 Mar 2021

Proven Winners: Orindal Records Sampler Vol. 3 is now available on streaming services! Find it HERE.

Proven Winners compiles fifteen of our favorite tracks from Orindal's recent releases. You'll find the complete tracklisting HERE.

CD copies of Proven Winners will also be included with all vinyl & CD mail order while supplies last.

Cover art by Karly Hartzman of Wednesday

Mr. Chill by Dan Wriggins is out now! Posted 12 Mar 2021

Mr. Chill, the debut solo EP by Dan Wriggins, is out now! Listen on your preferred streaming service or purchase tapes & downloads HERE. UK & EU buyers can also avoid overseas shipping charges by ordering tapes from our friends at Juno Records.

Here are some press quotes:

“Wry and quietly wonderful... another solemn gem from one of the finest songwriters around.” — GoldFlakePaint

"Dan Wriggins’ voice—gravelly and plaintive and guttural—is one of those voices that gets in your head and stays there, wringing emotion from unseen reserves." — American Songwriter

"Dan Wriggins has led the Philly indie band Friendship for years, but in early 2021 he put out his first single under his own name, and his solo material proved to be some of his most gripping music yet. Now he's back with a solo EP, featuring five new songs (with the two songs from the single as cassette-only bonus tracks), and the whole EP scratches the same appealing itch that those singles did. As a solo artist, Dan makes plainspoken somber folk music that falls somewhere in the Neil Young/Will Oldham realm, and this is some of his most attention-grabbing lyricism yet. It can seem casual and unassuming at first, but before you know it, you're hanging on his every word." — Brooklyn Vegan

Read Various Small Flames' review of Mr. Chill & interview with Dan Wriggins HERE.

Dan Wriggins- Mr. Chill livestream with Karima Walker & Lina Tullgren Posted 07 Mar 2021

Mr. Chill, the debut solo EP by Dan Wriggins, is out March 12 on Orindal Records. To celebrate its release, Dan will be performing the record live on YouTube on Saturday, March 13 at 8PM Eastern. Karima Walker & Lina Tullgren will support the show with streaming sets & Dan's Friendship bandmate, Jon Samuels, will host the event. Subscribe to Dan's channel & watch the show for free at youtube.com/watch?v=u2t-1kT51mo.

Gia Margaret tapes Posted 04 Mar 2021

Just in time for Bandcamp Friday, we're releasing cassette editions of both Gia Margaret albums: 2018's There's Always Glimmer & 2020's Mia Gargaret. Both cassettes are professionally dubbed onto high bias chrome tape in imprinted shells with full color, two-sided j-cards. The cassette edition of Mia Gargaret comes in an aqua blue shell. The cassette edition of There's Always Glimmer comes in a silver glitter shell & includes two bonus tracks: "Babies" & "Smoke (Acoustic)". Each edition is limited to 250 copies.

You can order your copies now through the link in bio, or add them to your Bandcamp cart to buy tomorrow!

Purchase Gia Margaret tapes from Bandcamp

Purchase Gia Margaret tapes from the Orindal webstore (recommended for combined orders & international orders)

Waking the Dreaming Body by Karima Walker is out now! Posted 26 Feb 2021

Waking the Dreaming Body, the gorgeous new album of melancholic Americana & sun-drenched synth drones by Karima Walker is out today on Keeled Scales / Orindal Records!!!

Listen on your favorite streaming service, pick up an LP, tape or CD at your local independent record shop, or order a copy right here.

Read some reviews of Waking the Dreaming Body:

Read Loud and Quiet Magazine's interview with Karima Walker

Read Earlyworm's interview with Karima Walker

Read For the Rabbits' interview with Karima Walker

Read Our Culture Magazine's interview with Karima Walker

Read Since I Left You's interview with Karima Walker

"Each song oscillates between rich, ambient textures and melancholy poetry, ebbing and flowing between moments of stark lucidity and blissful ethereal haze.... From the lonely campfire folk of ‘Softer’ to the sound of howling wind that underpins ‘Windows 1’, each song evokes a landscape in some way, inviting you to lose yourself in the sheer open vastness. Trust me – that takes some pretty powerful magic." — Loud and Quiet Magazine

Dan Wriggins- American Songwriter interview & "Lucinda on June Bug" premiere Posted 24 Feb 2021

Photo: Evangeline Krajewski

"Dan Wriggins’ voice—gravelly and plaintive and guttural—is one of those voices that gets in your head and stays there, wringing emotion from unseen reserves." — Matt Wallock, American Songwriter

Today, American Songwriter premiered "Lucinda on June Bug," the second advance single from Dan Wriggins (of Friendship)'s debut EP of stripped-down alt-country & folk stunners, Mr. Chill. The premiere is accompanied by an interview with Dan where he discusses the writing & recording of "Lucinda on June Bug."

“I hope people think the song is funny, and take the title [as] I meant it: ‘Lucinda on June Bug’ means ‘Lucinda Williams’ body of work on the topic of june bug(s),’ the way an egghead might say ‘Tolstoy on morality’ or something. I also hope people like the George H. W. Bush joke at the end.”

Read my salty lips: Mr. Chill is out on cassette & digital formats March 12, 2021. Pre-order your copy HERE.

You'll find the "Lucinda on June Bug" premiere & Matt Wallock's interview with Dan HERE.