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A Dream I Used to Remember
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A Dream I Used to Remember

A Dream I Used to Remember
2009 Loyal Label - CD/LP/Digital

Commuter Anthems
Commuter Anthems
2007 Rune Grammofon

Fløyel Files
Fløyel Files
2005 NCM East

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Compilations:

Money Will Ruin Everything 2
2008 Rune Grammofon

contains the track "Leaves and Smoke "

Rufs
2006 Fenetrê Records

contains the track "Self"

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01/14/12: SIX BUCKS FOR FF
Hey, Happy 2012, our debut album from 2005; Fløyel Files, is now on Bandcamp for only $6, a few tracks are even free. Also up are 'Self' and 'Leaves and Smoke' two tracks that were part of compilations.

09/29/11:MULTI-BORO-MICRO-TOUR
- Cake Shop on Sunday October 30th, triple bill with Norvasia, TBA and us, doors at 8pm

- Little Field on Sunday November 6th, triple bill with Danny Fox and Plainville
- 319 Scholes on November 26th, 319 Scholes St, Brooklyn.

06/09/11: SHOW AT CAMEO
Hey, we're playing at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg Brooklyn on Monday June 13th. It's a triple bill with Colin L. Orchestra and Alan Watt. Should be a fun nigth. Doors at 8pm, We play at 10..30pm. CC $5

05/29/11: LOYAL LABEL ON TWITTER
Loyal Label, the record label where we released our last record, is now on Twitter. Follow to get updates on releases/shows/merchandise and more.

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03/01/11: BANDCAMP
We're finally on Bandcamp, a great site for purchasing and checking out new music. Our last record is up there, a really good deal, a few of the tracks are even free. opsvikjennings.bandcamp.com

10/15/10: PETE'S CANDY STORE
We're sharing a bill with a great band from Philly called Cuddle Magic on November 2nd. Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn. Show starts at 8pm, we play first.

04/06/10: JOE'S PUB
Opsvik & Jennings is playing the wonderful New York venue, Joe's Pub on July 2nd. It will be a double bill with the Rune Grammofon band; Huntsville. 7pm

02/22/10: INDIE DARKROOM
Opsvik & Jennings is part of a loop on a great new radio station in the New York area called Indie Darkroom showcasing alternative, independent, underexposed and experimental rock. If in New York, tune in to FM 87.7 or you can stream online. Facebook page here

01/05/10: BEST OF 2009
- Opsvik & Jennings' A Dream I Used to Remember' is number 3 on "top 10 releases of 2009" list in Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten.
- O & J tops TimClarke's list on Sic Magazine
- and is also on the list of Milk Milk Lemonade
- and on Clive Bell's (Wire Contributor) list

12/17/09: O&J AT FONT FESTIVAL
Opsvik & Jennings will perform at the Font Festival in New York City on January 15th 2010, 6:30 p.m. in the Blackbox Theatre. At this performance, Opsvik & Jennings will join forces with the Ignite a Noise Trumpet Trio featuring three of New York’s most adventurous trumpet players, Rich Johnson, Russ Johnson and Kirk Knuffke

10/09/09: INTERVIEW
Aaron did an interview with online magazine inderviews.com, read it here

06/24/09: VINYL!
The vinyl version of our new record is finally available, get it online at Insound, or if you're in NYC you can pick up a copy at Other_Music or Academy Records

06/10/09: TWO MORE SONGS POSTED
We've taken down the free album download, but we have posted two more songs from our new record; 'Windswept' and 'Anchor Lane Parade' in the column to the right. The LP has been delayed a bit but will be availabe at our record release show and soon thereafter online and in select stores, updates coming soon.

05/21/09: ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
We're doing a New York record release show for our new one at our regular East Village hang out, Nublu, on Monday June 15th (9pm). Come on out and help us celebrate!

04/25/09: RELEASE DATE
Official US release date for "A Dream I Used to Remember" is May 26th 2009. Available on CD/LP/Digital

04/25/09: NEW MUSIC VIDEO
New Opsvik & Jennings video for the title track from our upcoming record. Based on footage from a play-doh stop motion animation film Opsvik made with his brother and father back in 1980. Watch it here

04/18/09: NEW ALBUM FOR FREE
Our new record; "A Dream I Used to Remember" is coming out in May on both CD, Vinyl and Digital. And it will be available here as a FREE download on May 1st , but for a limitied time only (month or so). Later on it will be up on paysites like iTunes, emusic etc.

04/16/09: COVER ART
Check out the cover for "A Dream I Used to Remember" Photography and art direction by Michelle Arcila. see it here

03/17/09: SONG FROM NEW RECORD
"September and Starry-eyed" a song from our upcoming record; "A Dream I Used to Remember" (coming in May) is now available here (next column over) on our myspace and on last.fm

03/05/09: NYT AT O & J CONCERT
New York Times came to our show at Death by Audio in Brooklyn on March 3rd and said this: "The band that came across best was Opsvik & Jennings, an electro-acoustic chamber-pop quartet. Led by the bassist Eivind Opsvik and the guitarist Aaron Jennings, with Brian Drye on Farfisa organ and Dave Christian on drums, this group advanced a series of tuneful provocations, self-contained and pregnant with detail. And appropriately, as a counterpoint to the evening’s headliner, it balanced precision against a spirit of wonder." Nate Chinen, NYT >>

02/05/09: # 3 ON LOYAL LABEL
"A Dream I Used to Remember", Opsvik & Jennings third record, will be released on CD, vinyl and downloads on Loyal Label in early May (release date tba). The record features ten new songs, a female choir, brass section, more guitar and double bass, drums by Opsvik and RJ Miller, banjo by Jennings and more.

12/17/08: LEAVES AND SMOKE
Check out the new tune up here now; Leaves and Smoke, taken from "Money Will Ruin Everything" (see below)

11/25/08: $ WILL RUIN EVERYTHING
Rune Grammofon's gorgeous 10 year celebration 2cd/book: "Money Will Ruin Everything" will be released on December 8th. Among the tracks is a never before released tune by Opsvik & Jennings called "Leaves and Smoke" as well as the track "Neil" from Eivind Opsvik's Overseas III.
It also features all new art from Kim Hiorthøy, graphic works, photos, video stills, used and unused sleeve art, complete discography, interviews and essays (among others one by David Fricke, senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine) Read more about it here

11/01/08: RECORD # 3
Our third record, title yet to be decided, is nearing completion, mastering scheduled for december, more info to come soon.

06/06/08: LIVE IN OSLO
O & J will participate in a concert series at Henie Onstad Art Center in Oslo, Norway on Sunday August 31st at 3pm.

01/06/08: BEST OF 2007
The American magazine Downbeat has included Commuter Anthems on their list of the Best CDs of 2007

09/14/07: RUNE GRAMMOFON NIGHT IN NYC
On Thursday December 13th at the Cake Shop in NYC (Lower East Side) Opsvik & Jennings will play a doube bill with Huntsville, also on Rune Grammofon.

06/12/07: GUEST PLAYLIST
We've been asked to put together a guest playlist for the Discollective website, it's now up on their site >>

06/03/07: NEW YORK TIMES
O & J featured in the NYT column: Playlist, along with artists such as Jim O'Rourke and Porter Wagoner. Compiled by Ben Ratliff >>

04/26/07: REVIEWS
Reviews of "Commuter Anthems" are now starting to appear; newspapers, magazines, blogs, record stores etc.

04/02/07: PURCHASE
Commuter Anthems is now up for sale on
Opsvik & Jennings
Amazon worldwide
Barnes and_Noble
Thrill Jockey
Other Music
Insound
Post Everything
vh1shop
Small Fish Records
BoomKat
plus a plethora of other record stores both online and real.

02/27/07: COVER
Click here to see the cover for Commuter Anthems, designed by Kim Hiorthøy

02/05/07: MARCH 26 RELEASE
Rune Grammofon has set the release of "Commuter Anthems" to March 26th in Europe and Asia, April 17th in the US and Canada

01/13/07: RUFS
Opsvik & Jennings' tune "Self" is part of a new compilation cd called "Rufs" on the new Norwegian imprint Fenêtre Records. www.fenetrerecords.com

01/13/07: RUNE GRAMMOFON
We can now confirm that our next record; "Commuter Anthems" will be released on Rune_Grammofon this spring. CD was mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge in New York.

12/01/06: iTunes
Fløyel Files is now available on iTunes

04/12/06: OSLO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Opsvik & Jennings confirmed for this years Oslo Jazz Festival in Norway. We’ll be playing on Thursday August 17th at the club Blå

03/12/06: MY SPACE
Opsvik & Jennings has a myspace.com page. myspace.com/opsvikjennings

03/05/06: FF IN JAZZTIMES ARTICLE >>
"It's difficult to parse the various sounds on the recording or even to distinguish between digital and acoustic components. And that seems to be the point. Like the best electronic music - or at least, the stuff that tends to draw me in- Fløyel Files places emphasis not on algorithms but rather lyricism, texture and mood. It's an intimate and introspective album, imbued with a stripped-down pop mystique." Nate Chinen for JazzTimes

02/22/06: OJ LIVE IN NYC
Opsvik & Jennings are playing two dates live at Mundial in the East Village of NYC. Monday April 17th and Monday May 1st, starting around 8pm. on the 17th we will be joined by Rich Johnson on trumpet and computer.

01/19/06: BEST OF 2005 LIST >>
Fløyel Files is on the japanese website grinningtroll.com’s list over the top ten CD’s of 2005

01/15/06: FAMOUS FOR 15MB >>
O & J featured on the newly launched website
Famous for 15mb “A completely new space for deserving artistic talent. In 15 easy to use spaces, we offer you the cream of all the under-booked and possibly overlooked musical and audiovisual artists from around this small planet. As this is not MySpace.com, not everyone who submits gets to be featured on Famous For 15mb.” check it out >>

10/15/05: FLØYEL FILES RELEASED
Our debut cd: "Fløyel Files" is now out on the Brooklyn-Seattle based label NCM East

 

 
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A Dream I Used to Remember
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The Last Country Village

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O & J with plantsphoto: Michelle Arcila. click for hi-res

Behind the Greenphoto: Michelle Arcila. click for hi-resolution version

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A Dream I Used to Rememberclick on album cover for hi-res version. photo: Michelle Arcila

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Live at Death by Audio

Live at Death by AudioLive at Death by Audio, Brooklyn, March 09

Oj at Cake Shop

Once upon a timeHow it all started (2003?)

 

 

 

2012

Thursday January 26th at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street , Manhattan, doors at 8pm
Music starts at 9pm. triple bill with two other bands TBA

2011

Saturday November 26th at 319 Scholes, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn

Sunday November 6th at Little Field, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, doors at 8pm
we're on at 10pm. triple bill with Danny Fox and Plainville

Sunday October 30th at Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street , Manhattan, doors at 8pm
we're on at 10.30pm. triple bill with Norvasia and TBA

Monday June 13th at Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th St (between Berry St and Wythe Ave) in Brooklyn
doors at 8pm, we're on at 10.30pm. triple bill with Colin L Orchestra and Alan Watts

2010

Tuesday November 2nd, 8pm at Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY
double bill with Cuddle Magic

Friday July 2nd, 7pm at Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette Street Manhattan, NYC
double bill with Huntsville

Friday January 15th at 6:30 p.m. Font Festival in the Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, Manhattan, NYC

2009

Monday October 19th 9pm at Pianos 158 Ludlow Street, Manhattan, NYC

Tuesday October 6th 8pm at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan (double bill with Father Figures)

Sunday September 13th 8pm (?) at Death by Audio, 49 s 2nd st btw kent & wythe, Brooklyn. Part of "The Maze", art installation at dba.

Thursday September 10th 8pm at Zebulon, 259 Wyhte Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (double bill with Live Footage)

Thursday July 30th 8pm at Pianos (upstairs lounge) 158 Ludlow Street, Manhattan, NYC

Friday June 26th 7pm - 10pm at Glasslands Lounge, 289 Kent Avenue (btw South 1st and South 2nd), Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Double Bill with Tim Kuhl

Monday June 15th - RECORD RELEASE - 9pm at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC)

Monday May 25th 9pm at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC)

Monday May 18th 9pm at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC)

Monday April 27th 9pm at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC)

Monday April 20th 9pm at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC)

Saturday March 7th 8pm at Monkey Town
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tuesday March 3rd 9pm at Death by Audio (entertainment for everyone) 49 s 2nd st btw Kent & Wythe, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday January 8th 8pm at Galapagos Art Space,16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Saturday October 4th 6pm at Brooklyn Museum, NY

Sunday August 31st 3pm at Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway

Tuesday May 6th 8pm at Monkey Town
58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Friday March 28th 8pm at Knitting Factory, (old office) 74 Leonard Street, double bill with peter o hanna

2007

Wednesday December 19th ArtPartyNYC at Galapagos , 70 North 6th Street btw Kent and Wythe, Brooklyn

Thursday December 13th 8pm at Cake Shop, NYC, Rune Grammofon Night:
Huntsville and Opsvik & Jennings

Sunday November 18th 10pm at Lucky Cat, 245 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Wednesday November 7th 8.30pm at ReBar, 147 Front St. between Jay and Pearl St., Brooklyn

Friday September 14th, 9pm at Goodbye_Blue_ Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn

Saturday June 16th at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC) 9pm

Friday May 11th, 9pm at Goodbye_Blue_ Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn: Opsvik & Jennings with guest Noah Phillips

Tuesday March 27th at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC) 10pm

Tuesday February 6th at Nublu (62 avenue C, NYC) 9pm - 11pm

2006

Saturday November 11th at Cake Shop, NYC

Thursday August 17th
Oslo Jazz Festival
at Blå, Oslo, Norway

Monday May 1st
8pm at Mundial 505 east 12th street, NYC


 

 

Song Titlesphoto: Michelle Arcila

Aaron at Nublu

Nublu, East Village

Opsvik on bass

Nublu 2007Live at Nublu, NYC, photo: Michelle Arcila

Opsvik playing pump organ

Aaron in Oslo

Oslo ShowLive in Oslo, summer 08

O & J at the dinerphoto: Michelle Arcila

Valley

O & J in the studio

Death By Audio Poster

Pump Organ

Store Windowphoto: Michelle Arcila

 

Commuter Anthems
Opsvik & Jennings
Amazon worldwide
Barnes and_Noble
Thrill Jockey
Other Music
Insound
Post Everything
Small Fish Records
BoomKat
plus a plethora of other record stores both online and physical.

Fløyel Files
Opsvik & Jennings
NCMeast.com

CDBaby.com

Amazon.com


Opsvik & Jennings on myspace >>

Opsvik & Jennings on Last.fm >>

Loyal Label
Loyal Label on Twitter: Follow LoyalLabelNY on Twitter

Rune Grammofon

Eivind Opsvik

Thread Comics

Entertainment 4 every 1

Michelle Arcila

Discollective

Ben Gerstein

Nublu

Håkon Kornstad

Rich J. Johnson

Peter Opsvik

Rocket Engine

Jeremy Drake

NCM east

Fenetre Records

 

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