The Orwells

The Orwells


At the Fest

Fri, Oct. 4th | 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Honda Stage

Fri, Oct. 11th | 11:15 - 12:00 PM

Honda Stage

Late Night Shows

Fri, Oct. 4th | 9:00 - 12:00 AM

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The Orwells are five guys from Chicago, IL, playing rock'n' roll music with an umatched ragged intensity. Cousins Mario Cuomo (vocals) and Dominic Corso (guitar), twins Grant (bass) and Henry Brinner (drums), and Matt O’Keefe (guitar) have been playing together since late 2009, when they were in 9th grade. Although one might try to simply sum up their sound as garage or punk, it isn’t that simple. The Orwells sound comes from a deeper, different place that is both long forgotten and yet timeless. Their live show is frenetic, charged and feels like it could go off the rails at any moment-with the audience in full participation. Filter called them "universal, relevant thematically to anyone who’s received their high school diploma, and relevant sonically simply in that it is good music played well."

Other Voices EP will be released on June 25th on [East End/Canvasback] and [East End/National Anthem] in the UK. Producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs) was brought on to produce a new version of "Other Voices". The EP also includes an Audiotree live version of their track "Mallrats", which Pitchfork called, "the band's shredding, hyper-repetitive earworm single," as well as their own version of "Other Voices" and new tracks "Blood Bubbles" and "Head", also produced by The Orwells. With an EP, countless tour dates, and more music on the horizon, 2013 and beyond will mark the emergence of The Orwells.