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 a new batch of shows in the Midwest, and to prepare, we’re doing a local warm-up gig at The Mountain Winery with Foreigner. We’re so happy to be playing at the 2,500-seat amphitheater again. It might be the best place to play, period—watching the sunset over the Santa Cruz Mountains as the fog rolls in with the entire San Francisco Bay Area twinkling its approval from a thousand feet below. The prospect of the show is bringing me face to face with my 10-year-old record-collecting self! “Feels Like the First Time” was the third 45-rpm single I ever purchased (on the heels of “More Than a Feeling” by Boston and ABBA’s “Dancing Queen,” and probably obtained on the same Rainbow Records shopping spree as Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”).
Then we’re in the Midwest, playing Schubas in Chicago (Aug. 22), The Exclusive Company record store in Milwaukee (Aug. 23), the Aster Cafe River Room in Minneapolis (Aug. 24), and Foam in St. Louis (Aug. 25). It all kicks off with a live radio appearance on WLUW in Chicago at 11 a.m. on Aug. 22. We’re looking forward to sharing bills with friends the Jim Ruiz Set, The Starfolk and Middle Class Fashion.
Later in the month, be on the lookout for a special streaming edition of Sun Moon . . . more news on that and plans for the Northwest coming soon! Meanwhile, get some behind-the-scenes insight into the album in a recent feature story from the San Jose Mercury News by music critic Jim Harrington.