Lisa/Liza- Shelter of a Song out November 20, 2020 Posted 30 Sep 2020

And they tell you all your life
'Search for that infinite sound'
When no one else is around
You hear it too
In the shelter of a song

–Lisa/Liza, "From This Shelter"

Lisa/Liza is the songwriting project of Portland, ME singer and guitarist Liza Victoria. Throughout her new album, Shelter of a Song (her third LP for Orindal), Liza affirms the value of music and songwriting in her life, providing her comfort through illness and isolation, and helping her to hold onto cherished memories through the poetry she sings. The album's eight original songs are gentle meditations on joy, pain, human relationships and the natural world that stretch out slowly like long shadows.

This morning, Brooklyn Vegan announced Shelter of a Song & premiered "From This Shelter," the album's first single & thesis statement. Brooklyn Vegan's Andrew Sacher describes the song as "a gorgeous offering of delicate, bare-bones, somber folk music. It's a quiet, minimal song, but hypnotic enough to stop you in your tracks and tune out all the many distractions of everyday life."

Read the full article & listen to "From This Shelter" HERE.

Shelter of a Song will be released on black vinyl, teal marble vinyl, compact disc & digital formats on November 20, 2020. The album art & design is by Dan Black at Landland. Pre-order your copy HERE.

Lisa/Liza & Orindal Records will donate all revenue from Shelter of a Song's digital pre-order sales to two charity organizations: 50% will support Our Family Farms' Farmworker Housing Fund (a non-profit helping to provide immediate and long-term housing for farmworkers & their families devastated by the recent fires in Southern Oregon) & the other 50% will support Therapy for Black Girls (an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls).

Dear Nora- Three States 3LP box set out September 18, 2020 Posted 06 Aug 2020

Originally released on Magic Marker Records as a double CD in 2008, Dear Nora's Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 is now available on vinyl for the first time. This limited edition box set features 60 tracks (including three bonus tracks) spread across three (3) 160 gram virgin black vinyl LPs in black, poly-lined innersleeves, plus a download card & an 8-page, full-color booklet full of archival photos & detailed track notes, all packaged in a heavyweight, full-color, lidded box. Three States is Orindal Records' most ambitious release to date!


TJO- Songs for Peacock is Bandcamp's Album of the Day! Posted 09 Jul 2020

Songs for Peacock by TJO (aka Tara Jane ONeil) is Bandcamp's Album of the Day! Read Grayson Haver Currin's kind & insightful review HERE.

To celebrate, we've released Songs for Peacock a day early! You can now stream/purchase/download HERE.

If you pre-ordered Songs for Peacock, a link to download is in your email.

Vinyl begins shipping on Monday.

Please note that we've extended the period of charitable donations of all revenue from Songs for Peacock digital sales. Until the end of the day, your purchase of a Songs for Peacock digital download will benefit 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.

June donations Posted 01 Jul 2020

Thanks to everyone who has purchased Mia Gargaret by Gia Margaret!

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.

Songs for Peacock by TJO (Tara Jane O'Neil) out July 10 / "Cruel Summer" premiere up now at Brooklyn Vegan Posted 18 Jun 2020

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 by Gia Margaret is out now Posted 12 Jun 2020

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.

Read some early reviews of Mia Gargaret:

NPR's All Songs Considered
The Line of Best Fit
A/V Club
Chicago Reader
Secret Meeting
Thank Folk for That

Please note that vinyl production was delayed due to the COVID-19 quarantine, but we expect to have records ready to ship before the end of June.


Gia Margaret- "barely there" single & video premiere Posted 22 May 2020

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.

Wednesday- "Maura" music video Posted 13 May 2020

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."

Read the full article HERE.

"Maura" is taken from Wednesday's latest album, I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone. Get yourself a copy on digital, vinyl, or cassette HERE.