Photo by Nathanael Turner
TRUE PANTHER SOUNDS
TO BE RE-RELEASED ON PHYSICAL FORMATS AND STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR THE FIRST TIME ON FEB 17
SECOND SINGLE “GUTS” NOW STREAMING EVERYWHERE
ANNOUNCES NYC RELEASE SHOW
Self-produced American songwriter London O’Connor announces a partnership with New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds as well as the official re-release of his critically acclaimed debut album O∆. For the first time the debut effort from the self-proclaimed “explorer” will be available on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl. Coinciding with the announcement, London’s second single “GUTS,” which is as catchy as it is angry, is now available on all digital retailers. To celebrate the release next month London will be performing his first headlining NYC show at Rough Trade on February 22nd. O∆ is available for pre-order now and a deluxe version of the vinyl will also be available which arrives with a 3′ x 5′ signature O∆ flag. The deluxe version will be available for pre-order on on CircleTriangle.Earth at 8pm PST.
Upon self-releasing O∆ on SoundCloud and as a free download, London’s diary-like accounts and immediate pop songs wooed both critics and fans alike. His energetic live show atop his one-of-one light cube impressed on both sides of the pond just months after the initial release of the album. His first chapter “OATMEAL”, the present and relatable “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore”, and the I-hate-everything anthem “GUTS” were instant streaming favorites that all wound up getting play on BBC Radio 1 and American non comm radio stations. While the epic album closer “SURVIVE” found a whole new meaning when a room full of music lovers and industry folk in France sang along in sync with O’Connor mere days after the tragic events at The Bataclan Theatre.
O∆ is a post-any-genre narrative told through vivid and visual production he made from the contents of his backpack while sleeping on floors and couches in New York City. It details the suburban world he grew up in and fled from in Southern California years before. The cinematic album also acts as a rallying cry and arrived hand-in-hand with a direct message from O’Connor: “If when you hear it, you feel like its talking about where you live, then I want you to leave.”
The original version of the album lingers on the internet along with a tweet of his cellphone number “if you’re from nowhere I’m here until my cell phone explodes 858 232 9290.” The creative direction of London’s body of art and the viscerality of its themes to overcome one’s environment liken the symbol, O∆, in the eyes of his fans to one perceived like the emblem for the Rebel Alliance. While London travels and crafts his second album, a remastered version of O∆ will be released physically and digitally February 17th on True Panther Sounds. Check out full album and utility details as well as information on the release event below.
“A singular talent” – The Guardian
“Effortless and blissful, like falling asleep in the grass” – Dazed
“a dreamy tribute to growing up bored in the suburbs and finding adventure in the nether regions of his imagination”- The FADER
“O∆ works like a mini motion picture” – Pigeons and Planes
“as expertly constructed a pop album as anything that will be released this year” – Pitchfork
“mercurial, genre-shifting” – Stereogum
London O’Connor Live
2/22/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade – Tickets
LISTEN – “Oatmeal”
Apple Music | Spotify | SoundCloud
True Panther Sounds
1. (Open) 00 00
5. Nobody Hangs Out Anymore
7. Coordinates 00 36
8. Love Song
9. 09 87 (Where Is Your Home)
“If when you hear it, you feel like its talking about where you live,
then I want you to leave.”
This album is written, produced, and performed entirely by London O’Connor.
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