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Posted by peahix on 15th March 2018

O.Y. IN HI-FI IS HERE! Well, the digital edition is, for folks who’ve subscribed to the Rob Crow Joyful Noise Artist In Residence series, anyway! Standalone digital and vinyl will be available for the masses in the coming months! But if you can’t wait, click on the album cover image to subscribe now!

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Posted by peahix on 1st March 2018

The first track from the new Optiganally Yours album “O.Y. in Hi-Fi” has been released! The album itself will be released this year on Joyful Noise Recordings. Here’s the official blurb: Optiganally Yours started in the mid 90s when one of Rob’s housemates, Pea Hix, got obsessed with the Optigan. This was a chord organ [...]

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Optigan / OY Feature Story in Japanese Music Magazine “Map”, Summer 2000

Posted by peahix on 12th May 2017

Going through some old things, I came across this Japanese music magazine called “Map” that ran a feature story on the Optigan and Optiganally Yours. I had completely forgotten it existed! I can’t read Japanese, so I don’t exactly know what it says, but it appears to be pretty enthusiastic.

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Optiganally Yours Contributes Kate Bush Cover to Benefit Comp

Posted by peahix on 2nd February 2014

Optiganally Yours has recorded a cover of Kate Bush’s “There Goes A Tenner” to “Running Up That Hill – A Compilation of Kate Bush Covers for Reproductive Rights.” This compilation of Kate Bush covers is a fundraising tool for reproductive rights organizations, low cost abortion clinics, and other pro-choice advocates. Stylistically, this is a bit [...]

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Optiganally Yours covers Raymond Scott

Posted by peahix on 19th February 2013

Our good friend Takashi Okada from Tokyo has released the Raymond Scott Songbook, a tribute compilation to the great Raymond Scott. Optiganally Yours contributed a rendition of Scott’s relatively obscure song “And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon.” This track is the first official recording we’ve released which uses material from the Optigan master [...]

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Optiganally Yours Fan Video – The Outer Space

Posted by peahix on 27th February 2012

Youtube user HomburghGuy sent us this great fan video he made from stock footage! Also, don’t miss the other “Outer Space” fan video from several years back!

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Pea featured on Songs & Sonics Blog

Posted by peahix on 28th November 2011

Pea was recently interviewed by a robot for Jeff Boller’s Songs & Sonics blog. Jeff is the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind The Simple Carnival. Featured in the interview is an unfinished an unreleased Optiganally Yours demo track. Definitely check out both links! Thanks Jeff!! (Thanks also to Chad Thompson Photography!)

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Pea plays the Optigan on Chic-A-Go-Go

Posted by peahix on 30th January 2011

A few months back I was visited by Jake Austen of Roctober Magazine. Jake came by to see a bunch of artifacts I rescued from the Sid Laverents estate. While he was here, he shot a little video of me playing the Optigan for his TV dance party show in Chicago called Chic-A-Go-Go.

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Optiganally Yours @ Casbah in San Diego, 1/27/10

Posted by peahix on 12th January 2010

OY is playing w/ JP Inc. & Neil Hamburger on 1/27/10 at the Casbah in San Diego. Come on out!!

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Optiganally Yours July 2009 Tour Dates

Posted by peahix on 12th July 2009

OY is going on a brief West-coast tour, opening for our good pals Three Mile Pilot. Dates are as follows: 7/16 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern 7/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex 7/18 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill 7/20 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading [...]

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