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POD Exclusive Interview: The Orwells Talk New Album ‘Disgraceland’

posted by Oscar May 29, 2014

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The Orwells are set to release their new album Disgraceland this coming June 3rd and we reached out to them to get a better look into the making of their sophomore record. The band has created plenty of buzz for themselves and this album by touring the nation with Twin Peaks and largely thanks to their famous Letterman performance, making Disgraceland something that everyone is keeping a close eye on in hopes that it delivers on the hype. At first glance, I can tell you that it definitely does.

I got a hold of guitarist Matt O’Keefe to talk about their writing process, the producers they worked with and the meaning behind calling it Disgraceland. You can stream the album on Spotify before its official release and read our full interview below. Continue Reading

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Video: Mystery (The Orwells + Criminal Hygiene) – “Love Gun” Live in Portland

posted by Oscar March 28, 2014

If you’re anything like myself growing up, KISS was (still is) one of my favorite bands and the movie Detroit Rock City was one of my favorites (for obvious reasons) as well. It looks like The Orwells and Criminal Hygiene must’ve shared that appreciation for the latter when they performed KISS’s “Love Gun” together as Mystery, the same band name as the group created by the guys in the movie.

Sure this may not be as theatrical as how the originals would play it, but it’s awesome to see/hear a gritty cover of a KISS classic.