"Terrible Human Beings" by The Orwells on iTunes

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Terrible Human Beings is an invigorating reminder of what rock ’n’ roll is all about: It’s packed with scrappy, fun, punk-tinged garage and alternative tunes that just don’t give a damn. Powered by a ‘60s guitar jangle, “They Put a Body in the Bayou” is a stomping showcase for how Mario Cuomo can howl out a melody. The richly sludgy “Creatures” feels like a drunken stumble through a swamp. And “Black Francis” is a spot-on facsimile of what Pixies did best. '60s pop. '70s hard rock. '80s indie. The Orwells wear their influences on their sleeves while doing them all proud.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Terrible Human Beings is an invigorating reminder of what rock ’n’ roll is all about: It’s packed with scrappy, fun, punk-tinged garage and alternative tunes that just don’t give a damn. Powered by a ‘60s guitar jangle, “They Put a Body in the Bayou” is a stomping showcase for how Mario Cuomo can howl out a melody. The richly sludgy “Creatures” feels like a drunken stumble through a swamp. And “Black Francis” is a spot-on facsimile of what Pixies did best. '60s pop. '70s hard rock. '80s indie. The Orwells wear their influences on their sleeves while doing them all proud.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

49 Ratings

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SebastianLovesmusic,

I never do reviews but I'll do one after the album comes out. I love the direction they're taking and I love the orwells. Bands like them deserve so much attention.

high school friends blowin doors

Soupcritic,

Awesome album so far! You can definitely tell some of the influences that form each song.
to call these guys a Good band is simply not saying enough. The hooks are simple, but in that well thought out on the fly "jam band" style that only friends that have been together since High school could pull off. Having fun and making music is what it is all about. If you were ever in a jam band in highschool, their music will make you want to call your friends up, and start it all over again. I cant wait for the rest of the album........"A PLEDGE PIN!......

About The Orwells

The Orwells were attending high school in Elmhurst, Illinois when they formed in 2009. Cousins Mario Cuomo (vocals) and Dominic Corso (guitar) teamed up with brothers Grant (bass) and Henry Brinner (drums), alongside their friend Matt O'Keefe (guitar), and started making music together. Along with hitting the books and skating, the Orwells started recording their raucous indie rock songs. In 2011, they signed to L.A.-based blogger Justin Gage's Autumn Tone record label after they sent him a link to their video with hopes it would lead to being featured on his website. The combination of their raw youth and rasping melodies on single "Mallrats (La La La)" was picked up by bloggers and was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, Remember When, in 2012. They graduated high school early in 2013 and immediately set out on the road and toured nonstop for the majority of the year, stopping briefly to record the Other Voices EP with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek in the summer.

Their frenetic live performances brought interest from a host of major labels, but they eventually signed to Atlantic Records and headed to the studio with producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) to work on new material. The following year they toured North America with Arctic Monkeys and made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. Their sophomore effort, Disgraceland, was released in 2014 and reached number 69 on the Billboard album chart. The Orwells spent time touring and hanging out in their shared apartments (one of which housed an indoor skate ramp), and started working on songs for their next album. Inspired by films and books, Cuomo pushed himself to write more mature lyrics. The other bandmembers responded by cleaning up their sound and, with the help of producer Jim Abiss, added some sonic muscle to the songs. Terrible Human Beings was released by Atlantic at the beginning of 2017. ~ Scott Kerr

  • ORIGIN
    Chicago, IL
  • FORMED
    2009

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