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The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone Publicity Photo

Publicity photos are strange beasts. No matter how many times I’ve been involved in the writing, production, or design of an album with The Orange Peels, it almost always comes as a surprise. It’s always three months or so before the release date, and it’s always the last thing we’re thinking about. Amidst rehearsing the…

Album No. 6 in the Can — Two Years Ahead of Schedule

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Earlier this week, co-producer Gabriel Coan and I headed to a place we always love going to for an appointment with a person who we’re always happy to see: Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab. There, we put the finishing touches on what will be the sixth album by The Orange Peels. Ahead of…

The Orange Peels Find New Inspiration on Highway 9

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The Orange Peels to release first single from 2014 sessions: ”9″ Comes to iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify Tuesday, Aug. 12 Since releasing their game-changing 2013 album, Sun Moon, The Orange Peels have been busy. Since playing the last show on their national tour last November, the band has recorded basic tracks for more than 10 songs,…

Sun Moon: One Year

A year ago this week in May, our fifth album, Sun Moon was released, and I was scared everyone was going to hate or dismiss the thing. I shouldn’t have been worried. Since The Orange Peels started up as a cause, Sun Moon has been the most successful album launch we’ve ever experienced. To celebrate,…

Video: The Words Don’t Work

Behold, our first video from Sun Moon! Directed by Harry Gregory and filmed inside a tiny submarine at an undisclosed location, the video is a technological communication breakdown — signals are crossed, reception is poor, and things are breaking left and right. You’d think that in the information age, communication would be easier.

The Orange Peels in 2013

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  So, our year of Sun Moon is coming to a close. Last year at this time, we were halfway through our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the vinyl pressing of our new album. So much has happened since then, and thanks to the gracious donations of friends, family and fans, we launched into…

Autumn Almañac: Grammys, Concerts and Director’s Cuts

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So many things are happening as Sun Moon makes its way into Autumn . . . First the big news: Sun Moon is on the ballot for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards! Mr. Allen Clapp (that’s me) is up for engineering the record, and Myles Boisen from Headless Buddha Mastering Lab is on the ballot…