The Orange Peels


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May 8, 2018

The Orange Peels Share 'Trespassing' LP On Magnet | Out Now On Minty Fresh

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April 24, 2018

The Orange Peels Share "Room 222" On All Things Go | New Album 'Trespassing' Out 4/27 On Minty Fresh

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April 17, 2018

The Orange Peels Share Two Remix Tracks (Beth Arzy/Mystery Lawn & U-Dot Sound) Via Punknews | New Album 'Trespassing' Out 4/27 On Minty Fresh

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April 3, 2018

The Orange Peels Share Two Remix Tracks (Beth Arzy/Mystery Lawn & U-Dot Sound) Via Punknews

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March 20, 2018

The Orange Peels Share "Stealing Days" Track Via The 405 | New Album 'Trespassing' Out 4/27 On Minty Fresh

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February 7, 2018

The Orange Peels Share "Running Away" Track Via Brooklyn Vegan

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BIOGRAPHY

If The Orange Peels got paid each time a music critic said, “It’s the kind of music that makes you feel like you’re speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down,” they’d be billionaires.

The Orange Peels formed in 1997, rising out of the ashes of Allen Clapp and his Orchestra—whose surprisingly non-twee album 100 Percent Chance of Rain was heralded in the heyday of the burgeoning American indie-pop movement.

The band has featured members of The Mummies, The Ocean Blue, Half Japanese, and Continental since its inception, and has never stopped evolving. On its debut album, Square (Minty Fresh), the band was nominated for statewide California music awards which saw the smart-dressed band up against bowling-shirted Third Eye Blind and Smashmouth.

The boys’ sharkskin suits and Jill’s Jackie-O cocktail dress didn’t win them the award, but critics and fans knew the Peels were a band to watch. And they always have been.

In this decade, the lineup has solidified with Clapp on vocals, guitars and keyboards; Jill Pries on bass; John Moremen on lead guitars; and Gabriel Coan on drums. This incarnation is now into its third album together, exploring ever more sophisticated pop landscapes while keeping melody as its North Star. It’s what has won the band touring spots with Matthew Sweet, the B52s, and the Ocean Blue.

Clapp’s ear for pop magic has landed his tunes and vocals in major ad campaigns for Coca Cola, Target, and Samsung. On the band’s last tour opening for Matthew Sweet in the summer of 2015, Sweet fell in love with guitarist John Moremen’s playing during the soundcheck for their first show together. The next two years would see Moremen recording and touring with the pop legend leading up to the release of Tomorrow Forever.

On its 7th album, Trespassing (April 2018, Minty Fresh), the band doubles down on melody and experimentation making perhaps the ultimate Orange Peels album. Recorded at the band’s redwooded retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, it’s a study in contrasts—organic outdoor drums vs. programmed digital computers; tack pianos and string quartets vs. icy synthesizers. After all, they’re looking at life from both sides now.

In the dawn of 2018, it almost feels like the world is finally ready to discover The Orange Peels.

If The Orange Peels got paid each time a music critic said, “It’s the kind of music that makes you feel like you’re speeding down the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down,” they’d be billionaires.

The Orange Peels formed in 1997, rising out of the ashes of Allen Clapp and his Orchestra—whose surprisingly non-twee album 100 Percent Chance of Rain was heralded in the heyday of the burgeoning American indie-pop movement.

The band has featured members of The Mummies, The Ocean Blue, Half Japanese, and Continental since its inception, and has never stopped evolving. On its debut album, Square (Minty Fresh), the band was nominated for statewide California music awards which saw the smart-dressed band up against bowling-shirted Third Eye Blind and Smashmouth.

The boys’ sharkskin suits and Jill’s Jackie-O cocktail dress didn’t win them the award, but critics and fans knew the Peels were a band to watch. And they always have been.

In this decade, the lineup has solidified with Clapp on vocals, guitars and keyboards; Jill Pries on bass; John Moremen on lead guitars; and Gabriel Coan on drums. This incarnation is now into its third album together, exploring ever more sophisticated pop landscapes while keeping melody as its North Star. It’s what has won the band touring spots with Matthew Sweet, the B52s, and the Ocean Blue.

Clapp’s ear for pop magic has landed his tunes and vocals in major ad campaigns for Coca Cola, Target, and Samsung. On the band’s last tour opening for Matthew Sweet in the summer of 2015, Sweet fell in love with guitarist John Moremen’s playing during the soundcheck for their first show together. The next two years would see Moremen recording and touring with the pop legend leading up to the release of Tomorrow Forever.

On its 7th album, Trespassing (April 2018, Minty Fresh), the band doubles down on melody and experimentation making perhaps the ultimate Orange Peels album. Recorded at the band’s redwooded retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, it’s a study in contrasts—organic outdoor drums vs. programmed digital computers; tack pianos and string quartets vs. icy synthesizers. After all, they’re looking at life from both sides now.

In the dawn of 2018, it almost feels like the world is finally ready to discover The Orange Peels.

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Contact

Kip Kouri Kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Michael Lantz michael@tellallyourfriendspr.com