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Video: The Orwells – Halloween All Year


While we don’t get wrapped up in the CMJ Music Marathon (New York City’s answer to SXSW) as some of the other sites out there, I did manage to make it out on Saturday night to catch a handful of bands. By happenstance I found myself at Bowery Presents showcases at Piano’s, where I caught the show closing set from the Chicago-based band The Orwells. Made up of high school aged kids that wouldn’t normally be permitted in any of the clubs they were playing while they were in town, the band played a raucous 45-minute set full of their brand of garage-punk that draws influences from the likes of The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Weezer, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Lips and Wavves.

The five-piece band, whose singer looks like a cross between Anthony Michael Hall circa The Brat Pack years and Johnny Rotten and preened around stage like Robert Plant, released their full debut Remember When, this summer via influential music site Aquarium Drunkard’s Autumn Tone Records. Let’s check out their video for the record’s seasonally appropriate second single Halloween All Year…

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