Skip to main content

Onuinu shares first single from debut LP, announces tour dates with YACHT

By May 10, 2012No Comments

Mirror Gazer out August 21 on Bladen County Records

Onuinu – “Happy Home” by forcefieldpr

Onuinu is the project of Dorian Duvall. He’s been crafting electro pop in Portland, OR for the past few years, where the music community has been watching and waiting for this, his first full length album, Mirror Gazer. Up until now, there’s been a release on an Ape Tapes compilation and a video for the catchy “Ice Palace,” replete with kaleidoscopic, melted visuals – directed by Andrew Sloan (Tender Loving Empire).

Dorian, a multi-instrumentalist, wrote and produced the album. Jeremy Sherrer (The Gossip, Dandy Warhols, Hockey) co-produced, recorded/mixed the record and played drums.

Dorian calls the music Disco-Hop and is easy to cite influences like: Yellow Magic Orchestra, Michael Jackson, the Brainfeeder Crew, and Stones Throw Records. The giant chorus of opening track, “Mirror Gazer,” the 70s shimmer of “Happy Home,” and the roller rink ready “Always Awkward,” point to his foundation in the disco, power pop and hip hop worlds.

“I was drawn more to guitar when I was a teenager listening to Hendrix and Jazz and then transitioned into more pop music Like the Beatles, Kinks, Zombies,” Duvall says.

“I didn’t really play in very many bands, I jammed with friends, attempted to start a few bands with friends and then decided to make music on my own – I did some early recordings with an acoustic guitar and a Casio. Then I bought my first sampler and synthesizer and with those I started making loops. The early influences with that stuff were all over the place from Eno, Bowie, Madlib, J Dilla, Prince, and Jan Hammer.”

Tour Dates

05/24 La Jolla, CA – The Loft @ UCSD *
05/25 Tucson, AZ – Plush *
05/28 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
05/30 Gainesville, FL – Double Down Live *
05/31 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live *
06/01 Tampa, FL – Crowbar *
06/02 Miami, FL – Bardot *
06/04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
06/05 Nashville, TN – 12th and Porter *$
06/06 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe *
06/07 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
06/08 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
06/09 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *^
06/11 Norman, OK – Opolis *
06/13 Santa Fe, NM – Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company *
06/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
06/15 Pomona, CA – The Glass House *

* = w/ YACHT
$ = w/ Jasmin Kaset
^ = w/ Love Inks

Mirror Gazer
(Bladen County)
Street Date: August 21, 2012
Formats: CD / LP / Digital

1. Mirror Gazer
2. Always Awkward
3. A Night With
4. A Step In The Right Direction
5. Last Word
6. Lost
7. Forever
8. Ice Palace
9. Happy Home

Links: Official Site//Facebook//Twitter//Label