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  • Audio CD (2 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B00J5S2JIO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,596 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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“I’m not that old but I’m getting pretty wise” -- a sentiment within the early seconds of The Orwells’ new album, Disgraceland, that pretty much sums up the eleven tracks that follow it. Two years have passed since the band emerged from their boring Chicago suburb as five high schoolers hell-bent on reminding the world that American rock & roll is still alive. A lot has happened since then for The Orwells. They’ve slain and sweated on audiences around the world, recorded with their favourite contemporary producers, shared the stage with childhood heroes, and even had David Letterman begging them for more. And now, as they release their irresistibly raucous yet masterfully architected Disgraceland, The Orwells are getting pretty wise.

The story of Disgraceland -- recorded last Autumn at studios in London, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Woodstock, NY -- is the story of The Orwells escaping the confines of their hometown and of their own expectations for themselves. Back when they made their 2012 debut album, Remember When, they were recording by themselves in guitarist Matt O’Keefe’s parents’ basement. O’Keefe, bassist Grant Brinner, his brother, drummer Henry Brinner, guitarist Dominic Corso and his cousin, singer Mario Cuomo, had been playing together since their early teens. “We were hoping eventually something would happen and it would become serious,” says O’Keefe. “We were like, ‘We love writing songs, so let’s just keep doing it.’ When we were writing those early songs, the goal was just to make all the other bands in our high school jealous.” Maybe one day, they thought, they’d get to be as beloved as their heroes The Black Lips. “You make good music, say what you wanna say and have a good time -- that was what we were shooting for,” O’Keefe continues. “But now that we’re a little older, the goal is bringing rock & roll back to everybody’s car speakers. Sometimes you get afraid to go to the highest point you can, at the price of being called sell-outs or whatever. if we can get every single kid playing rock and roll music in their parents’ car stereos, that’s what we wanna do.”

Though they eventually teamed with producers Dave Sitek (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold, TV On the Radio), Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House) and Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), they started writing the new album before the first one was even released. “We were still in high school when we wrote the early songs for this album,” says O’Keefe. “So we expected that we would be handing the first few songs we were making out on a CD to kids in the hallways, just like we had before. But as time went on and we got signed, we figured this might be the last album we write while still living in Elmhurst. We wanted to capture what the last 18-20 years of our lives were like, in this anywhere USA suburb.” Songs like “Dirty Sheets,” “Southern Comfort” and “Let It Burn” detail debauched nights and the kind of trouble you let yourself get into when you’re bored, broke and barely legal.

Cuomo says that songs like the Jim Abbiss-produced “Dirty Sheets” and album-closer “North Ave” are “pretty autobiographical,” detailing “feelings bundled up from high school trouble.” Writing about those experiences, he says, is his way of burying them. The rest of The Orwells -- all a year younger than the singer -- had been playing together for a while when they finally got Cuomo to join them. “Mario was always that kid all of us knew about,” says Grant. “Not just because he was cousins with Dominic, either. You’d always hear stories about something crazy that Mario had done. He was definitely that kid everyone knew about and either hated or loved.”

Up until that point, Cuomo had been singing along to CDs in his room, “trying to hit notes.” He cites frontmen like Glenn Danzig and Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator, as inspiration, as well as Iggy Pop’s menacing, self-destructive presence. Though The Orwells’ live show has become the stuff of legend in the past year, Cuomo admits that it took him a minute to unleash his own inner wildman on stage: “I was super uncomfortable just standing there and it made me feel unsatisfied with shows, using a mic stand and being boring,” he says. “Little by little as I started moving around more, it started feeling better. It took maybe 50 shows to really get it down and get super comfortable and know what I was doing.”

Doing whatever comes naturally seems to be paying off for The Orwells. Their television appearances on Later With Jools Holland and The Late Show With David Letterman in the past year gave audiences around the world a taste of what concertgoers have seen during the band’s recent tours with Arctic Monkeys and FIDLAR.

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Good album, hadn't heard of these guys before then looked up the track for the I player or whatever it is and it is these guys, Gr8 album
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By alex on 27 Mar. 2015
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Best album I've heard for a long time....think lovechild of Jim Morrison & Julian Casablancas
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Veggieram on 30 Oct. 2014
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If you thought rock 'n roll was dead, think again
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By Josh on 13 Feb. 2015
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Great album
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