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So exciting to have a new album out there in the world! Thanks to all of you who pre-ordered, downloaded, or purchased Begin the Begone in a record store this week. Still looking for your copy? Here are a few places we recommend: Amoeba Music, Amazon, iTunes, and Bandcamp. Tomorrow, we hold forth at the Bottom…

Begin the Begone a Day Early!


With less than one week to go before the Begin the Begone hits record store shelves, we’ve been whipping the new songs into shape so we can share them with you live! First, this very evening, April 29, in the redwooded mountain town of Felton at the International Music Hall at Don Quixote’s, and then…

Record-Release Show in SF!


So excited for this! Join us at San Francisco’s legendary Bottom of the Hill for the release show and party for our sixth album, Begin the Begone. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. (21+). Order your advance tickets soon at their online Box Office! Poster designed by Allen Clapp.

Sneak Pique Week

Begin the Begone (2015)

Wondering what we cooked up for you all this time? This is a pretty good week to begin finding out. Magnet Magazine is giving the world premiere of the first song from our new record: It’s track one, side one on the vinyl and it’s called Head Cleaner. Stream it from their MP3 at 3PM page,…

Anatomy of a Publicity Photo

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


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


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.