I just interview Joe from Orange- between his vivacious attitude and the band's upbeat tunes, I'm now a fan. Mickie sez check 'em out! ~M
Los Angeles punk rock outfit ORANGE — frontman and bassist Joe Dexter, drummer Zak Glosserman, lead guitarist Brendan Minded and rhythm guitarist Perry Ladish — are gearing up for the September 15 CD release of PHOENIX (Hellcat Records) with several club dates and college appearances in the Los Angeles area. Look for the foursome to appear at USC on August 28, Ford Amphitheater on September 13 and Cal State Fullerton on September 23. Plus, they’ll host the PHOENIX record release party on September 19 at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd.
In the midst of these shows, ORANGE will break for two days, August 29 and 30, to film the video for their single “Standing Still.” Set to be directed by Blade Ladish, the setting of the piece will place the entire band in the setting of an average urban home focused on a young girl.
After the album’s release, the band will head to the northwest for a few all-ages shows with 5 Days Dirty, making stops in Seattle, northern California (Walnut Creek, Orland) and Oregon (Klamath Falls, Medford). At these shows, ORANGE will perform material from PHOENIX including their singles “Standing Still” (recently featured on KROQ’s weekly ‘Local’s Only’ show and as heard on SIRIUS radio Faction channel) and “Each Other” plus other songs from the album which find the quartet drawing on diverse influences and stretching themselves musically and lyrically, mixing genres and creating a unique sound.
ORANGE’s complete list of appearances are:
DATE VENUE CITY
Fri 8/28 USC Los Angeles, CA
Sun 9/13 Ford Amphitheater Hollywood, CA
Sat 9/19 Key Club West Hollywood, CA
Wed 9/23 Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, CA
with 5 Days Dirty
Fri 10/2 Red House Studios Walnut Creek, CA
Sun 10/4 Yesterday’s Plaza Klamath Falls, OR
Wed 10/7 Studio 7 Seattle, WA
Fri 10/9 Tom’s Guitar Warehouse Medford, OR
Sat 10/10 Soda Shop Theatre Orland, CA
Orange formed in 2002 and since then have crafted their own unique style of energetic and playful punk'n'roll. In 2004, when the band was the average age of 16, they caught the ear of Operation Ivy/Rancid mastermind Tim Armstrong, who signed them to his Hellcat label soon after. A year later they released their debut album Welcome To The World of ..., followed by Escape From L.A. in 2007, both of which were critically acclaimed and widely accepted within the punk rock community.