The Words Don’t Work, and maybe they never have

The Words Don't Work

With a little over a month to go before the release of Sun Moon, we’re releasing a digital single to make things interesting. It’s the first—and shortest—song on the album, and it was the last to be written and recorded in our 2011-2012 sessions. Get it today on iTunes or Amazon. If you’re a musicologist, or just…

Record release show May 17 in San Francisco!

We’re so happy to announce our record release show in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord on May 17th. Our friends The Ocean Blue will be joining us for the evening, making it an especially sublime night of music. We also have the wonderful DJ Rubberband Girl spinning interstitial soundscapes. Be sure to get tickets…

Vinyl test-pressing listening party

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After our last rehearsal, the Peels took a moment to listen to the test-pressing of Sun Moon on Mystery Lawn’s rock-solid (but slightly rumbly) Garrard Type-A turntable. Hearing the songs coming back to us on vinyl in the same room we recorded them makes us happy!  Meanwhile, we’re getting close to announcing record-release show details!…

Sun Moon is go on all fronts

Since our last post, we’ve had a few setbacks on the road to getting vinyl and CDs manufactured. Like we posted on our project blog at Kickstarter, we had two weeks of delays with our CD proof, and our vinyl manufacturer actually went out of business. Thankfully, we had not yet sent a deposit on…

The story of Sun Moon

Sometimes plans can be overrated. Sure they can help focus a group toward a common goal, but overdo it and you can end up with an album that sounds and feels more like a corporate quarterly report than art. When The Orange Peels embarked on recording sessions for their fifth album, Sun Moon (Minty Fresh/Mystery…

The Words Don’t Work . . .

Thank you so much for helping our project get to its funding goal in the late days of 2012! I’m posting this, realizing full well that words don’t convey the gratitude and excitement we feel . . . We were a little nervous that the holidays might put a damper on the project (we were originally…

Mastering session for Sun Moon

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., I’m taking our mixes to Headless Buddha Mastering Labs in Oakland, California to put the finishing touches on Sun Moon. Freaking out, as usual . . . But also very much looking forward to this final step in the production process. I’ve worked with mastering engineer Myles Boisen for the last…

Geometry, pop music, and the theory of the universe

Firstly, allow us to thank you so much for launching our campaign on Kickstarter with a propulsive blast outta the gate. One week into the project and we’re 59 percent funded! So let me tell you some more about our new album, Sun Moon. I already shared how we started recording these songs on Sunday…

Project Update, Free Holiday Download

Wow, people. . . our campaign on Kickstarter has reached 50% funding after just three days! Thank you so much for your vote of confidence in our new album. We’re so happy, we’ve decided to offer you all a free download of one of our new songs from Sun Moon. Appropos for the time of year, the…

New Orange Peels Album Coming in 2013

After a year of solo-project action, The Orange Peels are back! We’ve spent the past three years subversively crafting 10 new songs for you all, and in early 2013 we’re launching a new album! Watch our video on Kickstarter, read about our project, and hear some song clips of the new material. We’ll have more information…