Illinois fivesome The Orwells release “Terrible Human Beings,” a terribly amazing garage-grunge sounding megahit bundle of tunes well worthy of slamming down a fistful of funds.
The Orwells third full release, recorded at Steve Albini’s Electric Audio Studio in Chicago Illinois is pelted throughout with obvious influences by The Pixies, The Stooges, and The Replacements that work extremely well for the band’s sound and reputation.
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“They Put A Body In The Bayou” is the band’s first release and current trending tune. However, there are twelve other tracks worthy of extended feeding. “Buddy,” “Body Response,” and “Double Feature” sound like manipulated Pixie Frankenstein masterpieces, while “Hippie Soldier” reverberates a filled longing for a tirade from The Stooges.
“Black Francis,” the Orwell homage to Pixie front man known to all as Frank Black, sounds eerily comparable to Black’s voice box when Orwell vocalist Mario Cuomo belts out the band’s allegiance through the cryptic libretto regarding the girl with 13 tattooed on her breast. “Black Frankie’s got my world in his hands, Viva Loma Rica.” Could there be a possible guest vocal spot on a future Orwell lick?
“King Pop” makes a worthy argument for comparison between Cuomo and The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison. Cuomo purrs “”Queen Dream from across the city, cashing checks from a magazine. From the copper to a TV screen, the kind of face that’s haunting me,” suggesting The Orwells might soon, if not already, “Light the world on fire!”
The Orwells latest joint is a punk-angst-garage-rock manifesto chef-d’oeuvre mix worthy of listening to by any human being dead-or-alive.
“Terrible Human Beings” is out now via Atlanta Recording Corporation, WEA International Inc, a Warner Brothers Music Group Company.