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

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…

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

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

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…