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…

Mid-Western Moon

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The Orange Peels are so excited to be a part of the new KFOG Local Music Scene 10 benefit CD! We’ve been getting some nice drive-time airplay for our space-pop song Aether Tide, and we look forward to turning one of our upcoming gigs into a KFOG Happy Hour show. We’re also getting ready for…

July, She Will Fly

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As Art Garfunkel sings it, “July, she will fly, and give no warning to her flight.” We find this to be true. Having a little respite from our May and June shows, it’s been nice to spend a few weeks beginning to write new songs, traveling along the coast and getting ready for a busy…

The Orange Peels take over Magnet Magazine this week!

Starting today, Orange Peels band leader Allen Clapp will be guest editor of Magnet Magazine for a week. That’s me! It doesn’t really mean I’m going to be running the show at the publication (although, with my editorial background, I could be a candidate). From Monday, June 10 through Sunday, June 16, Magnet will be…

Our four-day summer on the East Coast

Thank you to all our family, friends and fans in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Hoboken and Brooklyn for making our East Coast Sun Moon tour so wonderful! Apparently, the weather went haywire for the exact duration of our visit, giving us 90+ degree days and swampy humidity—the effect was instant summer: just add Orange Peels. To…

Between the coasts

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Thank you to all our friends and fans for the best record-release shows we’ve ever had! The two shows at Cafe Du Nord last Friday were spectacular and it was so great to see you all there  . . . our friends The Ocean Blue were amazing, as was deejay Rubberband Girl, spinning between sets.…

What a week!

Wow! This has been the best record-release week EVER for The Orange Peels. Reviews have been coming in at a fast clip, and they’re all really, super supportive of Sun Moon. Waking up Thursday morning to see ourselves on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle‘s 96Hours section was surreal and surprising, and the feature…

Some unlikely Sun Moon retailers

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When Sun Moon goes on sale around the world officially next Tuesday, May 14, it will be available in all the usual places. It’s already up for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and InSound, but did you know you can also get our new album at some seriously old-school department stores and big-box electronics marts? If you…

Countdown to Sun Moon

We’re two weeks from the release of Sun Moon, and there’s a lot happening at Orange Peels HQ! Shows The band has been busy booking and preparing for our upcoming spring tour. Big news is that our May 17 record release show with The Ocean Blue is SOLD OUT. Due to very high demand, we’ve…