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Onuinu announces tour dates with Tycho

By June 19, 2012No Comments

Mirror Gazer out September 11 on Bladen County Records / Bad Cop Bad Cop

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

06/25 Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory *
06/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Ultra Lounge *
06/28 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre *
06/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall *
06/30 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep *
07/02 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre *
07/03 St. Louis, MO – Plush *
07/05 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater *
07/06 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
07/07 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *
07/08 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
07/10 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton *
07/11 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa *
07/12 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
07/14 New York, NY – Webster Hall *
07/16 Pittsburgh, – Rex Theater *
07/17 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
07/18 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
07/20 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
09/06 Portland, OR – Music Fest NW – Doug Fir Lounge

* = w/ Tycho

Mirror Gazer
(Bladen County / Bad Cop Bad Cop)
Street Date: September 11, 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

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