Sunday, July 7, 2013

Introducing: The Orwells

Sometimes you just want rock and roll.  But being picky, excuse me, "discriminating", you don't want it too generic.  You want the attitude and noise, but you want some hooks, some sense of melody, song craft and (why not?) a sense of humor.  Where would you find such a thing?  Well, Elmhurst, Illinois might be a good place to look (yes, WYMA even hits the suburbs from time to time).  And in Elmhurst, we find The Orwells -- five guys that like their rock with streak of slacker and a jolt of punk, which is more than enough to make for a very interesting Other Voices EP.  The record is out now on Autumn Tone Records, and consists of five tracks.  There are two versions of the title track (one of which can be streamed below), "Blood Bubbles" (which is presented with a twisted video below), "Head", and a live version of "Mallrats".

Other Voices follows the bands 2012 debut LP Remember When, which was recorded when the members of The Orwells were still in high school.

The ORWELLS - Blood Bubbles from Eddie O'KEEFE on Vimeo.

The Orwells are touring with FIDLAR this fall.  Check the dates below and see if you are in a lucky city.  Alas, I am not.

Autumn Tone Records
iTunes link for EP

The Orwells On Tour with FIDLAR
9/20/13 - Santa Barbara - CA - Velvet Jones
9/23/13 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
9/24/13 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
9/26/13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
9/27/13 - Kansas City, MO - Czar Bar
9/30/13 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
10/02/13 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10/07/13 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks 
10/08/13 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon 
10/14/13 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In 
10/18/13 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck 
10/19/13 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore 
10/23/13 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair 
10/24/13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 
10/25/13 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church 
10/26/13 - Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel 
10/28/13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose Upstairs 
10/29/13 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 
10/31/13 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean 
11/01/13 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon 
11/02/13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 

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