Accomplished players lay down powerful and delicate sounds on Alone, The Orphans third disk. London's strong breathy vocals are reminiscent of Concrete Blond's Johnette Napolitano and Gwen Stefani (before she went Hollaback.) Dark themes govern this release as they did on the band's earlier work. The compositions step up this time to add roughly a minute to each thoughtful arrangement. What's most striking about these recordings compared to the previous releases is the overall production value - nothing short of a major label release. The Orphans are coming into their own. Reviewed by GHOST WRITTEN FOR PETER MAGNOTTA --Mar Creation - review section
New line-up - new look - new sound - new tunes. The Orphans take a giant step forward on their new album. With founding member/guitarist Mike (no last name's, please) looking to diversify The Orphans sound; a denser and more vocally assured band is the result. The most apparent new addition, London brings her strong chops and expressive voice to the proceedings. Sliding somewhere between Janice Joplin and Matthew Bellamy of Muse London gives the band their most visible identity. Together they create a potent and powerful lineup. The Orphans has successfully peddled their brand of calibrated rock through New York's downtown club scene, playing legendary venues as China Club, The Bitter End, Hammerstein Ballroom, and CBGB. They expect to bring their unique sound to a store and club near you. In an age of cookie-cutter bands and sound-alike vocalists, The Orphans stand out with songs of style and soul. It's time to adopt these Orphans.
- Land [Explicit]
- Come Closer
- Running Away
- What You Want
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 17 August, 2009.