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Video: The Orwells – “Black Francis”

posted by Oscar January 12, 2017

Our boys The Orwells have shared their new visuals for a newly unveiled track, “Black Francis.” The song will appear Terrible Human Beings, out February 17th on Canvasback Music.

Speaking about its conception, Guitarist Matt O’Keefe calls the song “an ode to one of our main men,” referring to The Pixies Frank Black, aka Black Francis.  “Felt long overdue that we paid him some direct respect. We’ve been ripping him off for years, hopefully this chips away at the massive debt we’ve got to him.”

The music video was directed by Matt’s brother, Eddie O’Keefe. In a press release, Eddie says the goal was to”channel a sort of nineties hip-hop energy; something that could compliment the track’s Beastie Boys-like cadence. In an effort to achieve that feeling, we drew inspiration from Spike Lee, using the opening-title dance sequence from Do The Right Thing and his infamous floating subject shots as the foundation of our shoot.” See it above. Continue Reading

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The Orwells Announce New Album ‘Terrible Human Beings,’ Share Video for “They Put A Body In The Bayou”

posted by Oscar October 27, 2016

The Orwells are making their return official with today’s formal announcement of their new album, entitled Terrible Human Beings. The Chicago-area band will be releasing their third record on February 17, 2017 via Canvasback Music. The group is calling the album a collection of“mutilated pop songs,” and lead singer Mario Cuomo says, “we wanted to make songs that at their core are catchy and pretty, then slash them up.” Find more details on Terrible Human Beings below.

Along with that announcement, The Orwells have also shared a new song called “They Put a Body In The Bayou” and its music video. In these visuals, Cuomo and the rest of the guys play secret service guards for a degenerate politician whose vices ultimately get the best of him. Check that out above.

The Orwells have also shared the news that they are partnering with Off The Street Club for their tour, which kicks off next week in Washington D.C. on November 1. More details below. Continue Reading

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The Orwells Share “Buddy,” Announce US & UK Tour Dates

posted by Oscar October 3, 2016


The Orwells are finally back! The local area dudes have unleashed a short, but sweet number titled “Buddy.” It clocks in at just shy of 1:30, but it packs plenty of juice in that time. This is their first material to hit since the release of Disgraceland in 2014. It’s a showing of what fans can expect from their forthcoming album, due early 2017. Hear it below.

The band have also announced a run of intimate smaller venue shows in the US and UK, that will give fans an early look at what the group has been cooking up. Hit the jump to find those dates. Continue Reading

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The Orwells Announce New Album, ‘Disgraceland’, Release “Let It Burn” Video

posted by Oscar March 24, 2014

Big news from The Orwells today… Above you can see the video for their new single, “Let It Burn,” which comes paired with the announcement of their new album, Disgraceland, out June 2nd/3rd

Pre-order the new album and get “Let It Burn” now: http://smarturl.it/disgraceland

Filmed & Direct by Freddie Barrie for Electric Light Studios.

See the track list for the new album and the band’s upcoming tour dates below. Continue Reading