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Graves, the musical brainchild of singer-songwriter Greg Olin, has been weaving captivating stories through his indie pop/rock creations for over two decades. With his genuine, heartfelt lyrics and infectious West Coast sound, Graves strikes a perfect balance between introspection and humor.

Drawing inspiration from a lineage of West Coast dreamers, surfers, and skaters, Olin's music takes listeners on an inward journey to discover life's simple yet profound truths. Through his music, Graves offers a soothing balm for the soul in an age craving real connection.


But Graves isn't all about deep introspection. Olin's sense of humor shines through in his lyrics, bringing levity to even the most melancholy songs. His music reflects the complexity of the human experience, capturing the balance between pessimism and optimism that is often a hallmark of life.

Over the years, Graves has collaborated with a talented roster of musicians, including members of Vetiver and Little Wings, among others, to create an ever-growing musical universe. Olin's unwavering honesty and memorable melodies continue to enchant listeners, proving once again that the magic of Graves is alive and well, shining like a beacon in the night for those who seek the real.

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Kyle Field & Greg Olin - Mushroom

Hardback Book + 12” Record in a Box


Enter into a strange yet oddly familiar world—one that is absurdly like our own, a realm of modern nursery rhymes accompanied by colorful and unique illustrations, all sprung forth from the creative minds of artists Kyle Field and Greg Olin.Best known for their musical projects, Little Wings and Graves, Field and Olin collaborated on MUSHROOM, an audio and visual journey through the ceaseless strangeness of childhood. Here you will find tall tales, stories, and yarns for adults and kids alike, but with an eye for the era of smartphones. These are both lullabies in the age of Bitcoin and fond memories of “Love in the Time of Beepers.”


The book includes an accompanying listen-along soundtrack featuring Field and Olin taking turns reading the poems over original music and atmospheric sounds. Both contribute their distinctive touch to bring these imaginative vignettes to life. Bedtime will never be the same again.

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Release Date: June 10, 2022



Graves - Gary Owens: I Have Some Thoughts
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Gary Owens: I Have Some Thoughts

Perpetual Doom is proud to announce the new release from Graves: Gary Owens “I Have Some Thoughts.” Graves is the project of California’s Greg Olin, who has been releasing music under the moniker for nearly two decades. And for his latest release, he takes a new name—is Gary Owens that smiling young man with the lap steel on the album cover?—to breathe fresh life into an old, old sound. These sixteen tracks sway with the moonstruck sweetness of classic country, blending the sounds of golden age AM radio with a laidback West Count vibe.


Gary Owens “I Have Some Thoughts” is all about that bittersweet feeling of days gone by. “Dopey-eyed on a moonlit shore” is how Olin puts it on “Time Wasted,” a soft-strummed ballad reminiscent of the Nashville sound of Roger Miller and Merle Haggard. Many tracks feel plucked from that simpler time, from the upbeat downer “Cavin’ In” to the kitschy fun of “Atchee Ketchee” where he stumbles nonsense lines before finally singing, “I just wanna find the words to say I love you.” Olin recorded half the record during the pandemic, and he describes the process, slowly building tracks, waiting for collaborators to send their parts, as one of excitement, “like always waiting for a check or fresh pair of socks to arrive in the via snail mail.” Graves blends the mellow with the slightly sour, addressing aging and mortality in clever ways on songs that recall the best of David Berman’s Silver Jews and Purple Mountains projects. The harmonica and close harmonies of “Keep You From the End” find him struggling to reconcile with change and mortality, a question that finds an appropriate metaphor nestled in gentle keyboards on “Bad Teeth & Bad Wine.”


Recorded alongside Nick Aives (Sonny & the Sunsets, Ty Segall, Vetiver), Cory Gray (Delines, Dandy Warhols, Old Unconscious) Rusty Miller (Sonny & The Sunsets, Kelly Stoltz) and Jason Cirimele (Sugar Candy Mountain, Guantanamo Baywatch), Gary Owens features great new songwriting from a legendary indie musician, tackling time, love, and sadness with poise and a little humor. Olin captures the mood perfectly on lead single “Little Dumb Dogs” when he asks, “What’s a bird to do but fly away?” Then he adds, just for good measure: “Cuckoo, cuckoo.”



Release Date: June 30, 2023

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Graves - Aquarium Drunkard: The Lagniappe Sessions
Aquarium Drunkard: The Lagniappe Sessions

Earlier this year, Graves (moniker of veteran singer-songwriter Greg Olin) released his best record yet in Gary Owens: I Have Some Thoughts, a country gem influenced by “a lineage of West Coast dreamers, surfers and skaters”. The California-based musician treats his inaugural Lagniappe Session with a similar country touch, the five eclectic tracks accompanied accompanied by pedal steel guitar, Wurlitzer piano and more.


Read about the musician’s selections, ranging from Bob Welch-era Fleetwood Mac to Miley Cyrus HERE


Release Date: Nov 17, 2023

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