It’s our first album. It’s where it all started—and the road to making Square is what turned Allen Clapp and his Orchestra into The Orange Peels. From 1995 through winter 1996-97, we recorded these songs in three different studios, with two producers, for three different record labels. And in the process we became a band.…

Trespassing is here

Trespassing Cover Art

Is it any wonder? We think so. We’ve been through a lot since we announced the recording sessions for this album last year. It hardly seems real. Our seventh album, “Trespassing” is here. We had a fantastic launch week, and are so encouraged with the response to the record so far. If you pre-ordered the…

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New Album, New Single, New Everything!


It’s official! Our new album is coming out this April, and it’s just been announced on Brooklyn Vegan. We’ll be releasing more details about the record in the coming weeks, but for now, here’ a listen to our first single: Running Away. It’s a hymn to lost weekends in mountain towns that we recorded outdoors…

What we know about Album 7


Here’s what we know and don’t know about Album No. 7 by the Orange Peels. The Songs: For starters, as of about mid-February, 2017, all the songs were composed and demoed. But clocking back to December, 2016, only about 5 songs were written. Chalk those last few up to one of the wettest, stormiest winters…

The Orange Peels at Daytrotter


During our recent Midwest tour with Matthew Sweet, we got the chance to stop in at the Daytrotter Sessions HQ in Rock Island, Illinois and record a few live versions of our favorite songs off Begin the Begone. We had a day off after playing Madison, so we drove to the Quad Cities on Monday…

Video: Head Cleaner

A love letter to the Midwest, filmed during our 7-show, 6-state 2015 tour.

Begin the Begone Lyric Book


We’ve gotten some requests recently for the lyrics for the new album. The only problem is that I never actually wrote them down anywhere. Some of them were on scraps of paper, some of them were in cryptic emails to myself, and some of them were improvised at the microphone. So to all of you…

All You Got is … Remixes, Baby


The second single from “Begin the Begone” is “Embers,” and it’s out now! But that’s only 1/8 of it. Also included are seven (7!) remixes with versions by members of Rogue Wave and The Ocean Blue, The Paul & John, Myles Boisen, Identical Homes, Crown Estate, and U-Dot Sound. Embers + Remixes is available from all your favorite…