LONDON O'CONNOR SHARES "NOBODY HANGS OUT ANYMORE" VIDEO VIA NPR
DEBUT ALBUM O∆ OUT TODAY
ANNOUNCES NYC RELEASE SHOW 2/22 + LONDON RELEASE SHOW 3/21 + BADBADNOTGOOD OPENING RUN
Photo courtesy of O∆
WATCH: "Nobody Hangs Out Anymore" (Directed by London O'Connor)
Today, self-produced American songwriter London O'Connor officially releases the re-mastered version of his debut album, O∆, via New York City-based record label True Panther Sounds. To coincide with the album release, London also shared his self-directed music video for his melancholy ode to the smart phone-obsessed internet generation, "Nobody Hangs Out Anymore." London shared the video via NPR and spoke with them about the song.
Along with the release, London will be performing his first proper headline shows in NYC and London. On February 22nd, he will be headlining Rough Trade in Brooklyn on with Honduras and Quiet Luke. Early arrivals will be treated to the O∆ VR experience, where attendees will have the chance to explore a virtual expanse scored by London's ambient/spatial music. Directly following NYC, London will be heading out on a West Coast run of dates alongside BadBadNotGood and Hodgy, playing San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Los Angeles.
A few days before he plays the second release show at The Montague Arms in London on March 21st, London will play in support of Glass Animals at their sold out show at O2 Brixton Academy on March 16th. Following the UK plays, London will make his Paris debut at Les Bains on March 23rd.
O∆ is now available on all digital and physical formats. A deluxe version of the vinyl is also available which arrives with a 3' x 5' signature O∆ flag. Order the deluxe edition, download the album and stay up to date with London at CircleTriangle.Earth. Check out the full album details, upcoming live dates, and learn more about London O'Connor below.
London O'Connor - O∆
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∆ is now available physically and digitally on True Panther Sounds.
"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
2/23/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore - ^
2/24/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater ^
2/25/17 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory ^
2/26/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater ^
3/16 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton *
3/21 - London, UK @ The Montague Arms
3/23 - Paris, FR @ Les Bains
^ = w/ BadBadNotGood and Hodgy
* = w/ Glass Animals