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Wednesday, March 16 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Orbans

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Formed in 2008, The Orbans from Fort Worth, TX have combined a “do it yourself” indie attitude with a very unique style of pop music that is not afraid to show a little twang. That year, the band released a well received debut EP titled Switchblade Waterpistol and began touring regionally in support of the release. With their debut full length album produced by Adam Lasus, The Orbans moved into 2011 with a firm answer for all of their efforts. Recording “When We Were Wild” was an intense experience for The Orbans. The initial attempt to record in the spring of 2009 seemed to be missing something and the recordings were set aside. The band regrouped and contacted Producer Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, Clem Snide). The band first met Lasus when he helped mix the Switchblade Waterpistol EP in 2008. After discussing the goals and expectations for the record, it was collectively decided to record the album live. They began looking at studios and found the perfect spot in Austin, Tx at Cedar Creek Recording. The large space allowed for the isolation required to have the band play together and record live. Adam and the band were also drawn to the vintage gear housed at Cedar Creek and it didn’t hurt that Uncle Tupelo had recorded Anoydyne there in the same manner, with the band all playing at once. From the pre-production days spent at a house around Lake Austin to the playback of the first takes on tape at Cedar Creek, the entire team realized that something special was happening. The vibe and energy continued through the sessions at Cedar Creek and into Fireproof Recording, Adam’s studio in Los Angeles. Nearing the end of what had been such an amazing time for both Adam and the band, it seemed like the obvious choice that they should title the record When We Were Wild. The Orbans can certainly draw comparisons to bands like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Big Star, Dr Dog and Ryan Adams but more importantly have created a debut record that takes the listener on a personal and infectious sonic journey with Peter Black’s wistful and heartfelt songs. The song "Like a Liar" was recently picked for NPR's Song Of The Day and the band performed a showcase at the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon. "Favoring a tasteful brand of lush, roots-tinged indie-folk, the band is about as far from trendy as Fort Worth is from Brooklyn." -NPR "Jaunty ’80s-pop-rock rhythm and raw guitars, plus a chorus of multi-part harmonies. Imagine The Replacements trying to fight off being possessed by The Beach Boys’ surfin’, drag-racin’, Hawaiian-shirt-wearin’ demons. Unlike anything anyone’s probably ever heard before." - Anthony Mariani, FW Weekly "When We Were Wild is charming, playful, adventurous, and heartfelt. " - LA Music Blog

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The Orbans

Combining sounds and song styles that these native Texans have digested over the years, The Orbans melodic take on alternative rock music is one of a kind. Currently finishing up their latest recording effort and showcasing the new material at SXSW 2013.http://theorbans.com

Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy Kabaret 412 Congress Ave

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