News

Love The Stranger by Friendship is out now via Merge Records

Watch the Joe Pera-directed music video for Hank:

Shows

Hour

10/1: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery

Tomberlin

10/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/28: Boston, MA @ Royale

10/29: New York, NY @ Pier 17

Works

MC

(songwriting, arrangement, production, vox, guitar, drums, percussion, rhodes, piano, bass)

Less Light: More Light!! Instrumental Demos (2021)

More Light!! (2021)

Brief Hold: Instrumentals Vol. 1 (2020)

M-F (2019)

Days Like Pearls (2019)

Make Believe It's Nothing (2017)

Hour 

(compositions, guitar, arrangement, production)

DLR BTL 001: Live @ Boot and Saddle 12/07/2019 (2020)

Anemone Red (2018)

Tiny Houses (2018)

Friendship

(drums, drum programming, vibraphone, synths, organ, piano, production, arrangement, guitar compositions) 

Love the Stranger (2022)

Dreamin' (2019)

Shock Out Of Season (2017)

F/V Hope (2017)

You're Going To Have To Trust Me (2015)

Dan Wriggins 

(drums, Hammond M3 organ, piano, production, arrangement)

Mr. Chill (2021)

Wendy Eisenberg

(drums + percussion, co-production)

Bent Ring (2021)

Lindsay Reamer

(drums + percussion)

Touch Tank (2022)

About

Michael Cormier-O'Leary is a Maine-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, composer, and improviser. Under his name, he has released 3 songwriter albums ('Days Like Pearls', 'M-F', 'More Light!!') and 2 collections of instrumental music ('Brief Hold EP' and 'Less Light'). He is also credited with scoring music for Season 3 of APM's 'Spectacular Failures' podcast.

He is the primary composer and bandleader of the shapeshifting instrumental collective Hour, with twin 2018 releases ('Tiny Houses' and 'Anemone Red') receiving accolades from Stereogum, Pitchfork, and NPR, among others. Comedian Joe Pera cited 'Tiny Houses' as being a record he had on heavy rotation during the writing of season 3 of his Adult Swim show 'Joe Pera Talks With You'

Cormier-O'Leary is a founding member of the alt-country band Friendship, with critically-lauded releases ('Dreamin' and 'Shock Out of Season') on Owen Ashworth's Orindal Records and a brand new record (Love The Stranger) out now on Merge Records. The band continues to  tour the country extensively.

In 2019, Cormier-O'Leary founded Dear Life Records, a label that has since released music by Kath Bloom, MJ Lenderman, Natalie Jane Hill, Wendy Eisenberg, Karl Blau, and countless others. It's become a forward-thinking label that seeks to highlight the intersection of folk music traditions with improvised and experimental song forms.

All works are registered with BMI and is represented by Merge Publishing.

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Contact

booking inquiries (Hour): itshrofficial@gmail.com

booking inquiries (MC)michael.cormier.oleary@gmail.com

press inquiriesfmeadows@dearliferecs.com

licensing/sync: syncteam@terrorbird.com

publishing: publishing@mergerecords.com

Links

MC

Instagram

Twitter

Hour

Instagram

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Dear Life Records 

Website

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