The Orwells: Disgraceland

Disgraceland

The Orwells

  • US $28.99  

  • Release Date 28 July 2014
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Product code
7567867319
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Atlantic

The story of Disgraceland -- recorded last Autumn at studios in London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Woodstock, NY -- is the story of The Orwells escaping the confines of their hometown and of their own expectations for themselves. Back when they made their 2012 debut album, Remember When, they were recording by themselves in guitarist Matt O’Keefe’s parents’ basement. O’Keefe, bassist Grant Brinner, his brother, drummer Henry Brinner, guitarist Dominic Corso and his cousin, singer Mario Cuomo, had been playing together since their early teens. “We were hoping eventually something would happen and it would become serious,” says O’Keefe. “We were like, ‘We love writing songs, so let’s just keep doing it.’ When we were writing those early songs, the goal was just to make all the other bands in our high school jealous.” Maybe one day, they thought, they’d get to be as beloved as their heroes The Black Lips. “You make good music, say what you wanna say and have a good time -- that was what we were shooting for,” O’Keefe continues. “But now that we’re a little older, the goal is bringing rock & roll back to everybody’s car speakers. Sometimes you get afraid to go to the highest point you can, at the price of being called sell-outs or whatever. But we say fuck that, if we can get every single kid playing rock and roll music in their parents’ car stereos, that’s what we wanna do.”

Tracklisting
1. Southern comfort
2. The Righteous One
3. Dirty Sheets
4. Bathroom Tile Blues
5. Gotta Get Down
6. Let it Burn
7. Who Needs You
8. Norman
9. Always N Forever
10. Blood Bubbles
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