A Dream I Used to Remember
2009 Loyal Label - CD/LP/Digital
2007 Rune Grammofon
2005 NCM East
Money Will Ruin Everything 2
2008 Rune Grammofon
contains the track "Leaves and Smoke "
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.
- 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.
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
Aaron did an interview with online magazine inderviews.com, read it here
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: ALBUMRELEASE 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.
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
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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