The Orwells - Remember When

The Orwells  - Remember When
The Orwells  - Remember When
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Autumn Tone Records (ATR017)
Special Attributes: Includes a download code
Release Date: 08/2012
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"...Remember When, the group’s debut album, is a surprisingly assured slice of contemporary garage rock. The guitars jangle and scrape. The rhythm section swaggers and grooves. But the secret weapon here is singer Mario Cuomo’s leering voice, which alternates between snotty and suggestive..." (

"...The Orwells are savvy to the past sixty years of music history, and Remember When often sounds like it was recorded with both eyes fixed on the spot where the road forks into the twin paths of burning out and fading away. For much of the record, the group are content to pummel away. They punch back and forth like Jagger sashaying someone off his cloud in “In My Bed.” “Mallrats (La La La)” is perfect pop-punk, right down to its three-minute run time. But then, resting uneasily in the middle of Remember When’s back half is “Never Ever,” built on one of those great Pavement-gone-serious riffs and singer Mario Cuomo’s slowly peeling wail. “We’ve got this fear of aging,” he sings, “We’re living in a daydream…Tell me what we’re chasing.” The steady draw of the guitars chokes off the vigor that defines the album’s earlier tracks, but the pallor it lends the final three tracks makes it more compelling; “Like No One Else,” which follows, is scuffed-up jangle pop, and though they group-sing “My old baby’s got me down / She don’t like it in this town,” it suddenly feels like a genuine bummer, the way people grow apart. The production, too, is suddenly clearer, and Cuomo’s vocals seem more focused, unflinching as he spells out “Midnight / Twelve-oh-oh and the children die” in “Ancient Egypt”..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Lays At Rest    
A2 Mallrats (La La La)    
A3 Halloween All Year    
A4 All The Cool Kids    
A5 Suspended    
A6 Painted Faces And Long Hair    

B1 Hallway Homocide    
B2 In My Bed    
B3 Never Ever    
B4 Like No One Else    
B5 Ancient Egypt    
B6 Under The Flowers

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