The Garment District is music by multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, a founding member of Brooklyn’s The Ladybug Transistor (Merge). The Garment District’s cassette, Melody Elder, was released in late 2011, on Night-People Records and is also available via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.
In July 2014, The Garment District released the debut full-length album, If You Take Your Magic Slow [vinyl + digital] on Night-People Records.
In June 2015, The Garment District released the brand new album, a full-length CD entitled Luminous Toxin, on San Antonio-based Kendra Steiner Editions.
The Garment District latest 3-song 7″ — released on La Station Radar — features a remix by English musician/producer Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.), and artwork by Seattle-based collage artist Jesse Treece.
The group has performed at the VIA Music & New Media Festival, opening for Julia Holter, The Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series, opening for Jenny Hval, at 6119 Penn, opening for Cold Cave, and is featured in The Andy Warhol Museum‘s new Silver Studio Sessions. In 2013, The Garment District was selected by renowned contemporary artist Doug Aitken to participate in his Station to Station film series. The band has also appeared at MUSIC SPACE, a new performance and visual art series produced by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The Garment District’s song, “Sullivan’s Island,” is featured in ESOPUS 20: Special Collections, a limited edition multimedia book + CD project published in 2013 by the Brooklyn-based Esopus Foundation.
The Garment District has also contributed exclusive tracks to recent compilations released on Moon Glyph and Crash Symbols, and has composed and performed original soundtracks for short films for the SYNC’D series.
As a founding member of Brooklyn-based band The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records), Jennifer released numerous recordings; toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, and Scandinavia; collaborated on a cover of Puis-Je? with the legendary late Soft Machine co-founder Kevin Ayers; contributed a cover of I Found A Reason to the Velvet Underground tribute CD, Rabid Chords; and performed at international festivals, including The Bowlie Weekender–the first All Tomorrow’s Parties in Camber Sands, England.
Jennifer is also co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s first and largest indie/DIY craft fair, and co-editor/contributing photographer for the award-winning book, Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2010).