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Opening the Door to The Rise of Orange House, LA's New Alt-Pop Duo

Updated: Jan 29

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In the ever-evolving landscape of alt-pop, few bands manage to carve a niche as distinctive as Orange House. The duo, hailing from the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, returns with their latest musical expedition, "The Rise of Orange House." This album, a remarkable blend of sonic experimentation and lyrical storytelling, reaffirms their status as genre-defying visionaries. Let's open the door into the captivating world of Orange House and explore some of the standout tracks from this electrifying yet hazy record.

The album's “song with the most stones” award goes to "Heads Up," a track that defies expectations right from the start. It's a sonic rollercoaster that thrusts listeners into a whirlwind of distorted synths and scuzzy guitars, immediately setting a tone of high-energy unpredictability. The washed-out vocals add an ethereal layer, contrasting with the intensity of the instrumental. Just when you think you've reached the peak, the song's beautiful outro provides a moment of respite, allowing you to catch your breath before the album's journey continues.

"Pellegrino" is a summer anthem with a twist. Its groovy, winding guitar melody and a giant fuzz bassline make it an infectious earworm. However, the real magic lies in the lyrics, which playfully poke at massive egos, weed-therapy, and low libidos. Orange House demonstrates their knack for crafting catchy tunes while injecting a dose of tongue-in-cheek commentary, making "Pellegrino" a standout track that's as thought-provoking as it is dance-worthy.

"Foolish" takes a detour into the soundscape of Unknown Mortal Orchestra gone pop. It opens with a massive Big Muff riff, creating an irresistible groove that permeates the entire track. The reverbed swirly and hypnotic chords draw you in, immersing you in a soundscape that's both familiar and refreshingly new. With "Foolish," Orange House successfully bridges the gap between indie and pop, showcasing their musical versatility.

"The Rise of Orange House" is not just a collection of songs but a thematic journey for this new Alt-Pop duo. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Triathalon, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, BENEE, Washed Out, Remi Wolf, and Childish Gambino, the album delves into themes that are deeply personal and universally relatable. It's about finding oneself amidst the chaos of life, embracing growth and change, experiencing the euphoria of summer love, and grappling with the ambitions of an artist.

Orange House's "The Rise of Orange House" is a sonic adventure that transcends boundaries and defies expectations. With tracks like "Heads Up," "Pellegrino," and "Foolish," they showcase their ability to blend genres seamlessly while delivering captivating stories through their music. "The Rise of Orange House" is a testament to the boundless possibilities of music, and it's a must-listen for anyone seeking a fresh perspective in the world of alt-pop.

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