TITLE: Escape From L.A.
BITRATE: 216kbps avg
PLAYTIME: 0h 35m total
RELEASE DATE: 2007-09-11
RIP DATE: 2007-08-09
In a city soiled with delusion and broken dreams, it's not often a band comes
along offering a sense of hope and escape. Lucky for us, LA based punks ORANGE
have emerged once again brandishing their signature style of brazen rock that
offers an honest interpretation of life and love in the big city. The group
transcends past efforts with a new approach and matured experience for the
infectiously searing album Escape From L.A.
Comprised of childhood friends Joe Dexter (Vocals, Bass) and Jack Berglund
(Guitars) along with Jon DeRing (Guitars) and Zak Glosserman (Drums), ORANGE was
forged in 2002. Influenced by a vast array of bands including the Sex Pistols
and Social Distortion among others, the group spent the next few years carefully
crafting their own unique style of energetic and playful punk'n'roll. In 2004
the band surfaced to play local shows and record a demo. After playing a
residency at the LA hotspot The Key Club, Orange caught the ear of Operation
Ivy/Rancid mastermind Tim Armstrong, who signed them to his Hellcat label soon
after. In 2005 ORANGE released their debut album, Welcome To The World of ...,
which was critically acclaimed and widely accepted within the punk community.
Orange diligently toured the country over the next several years building a
strong fanbase and sharing the stage with bands such legendary bands as The
Adicts, Misfits, Agent Orange, Rancid, Nekromantix and Time Again. Armed with a
solid repertoire of new songs they had written on the road, the band entered the
studio once again to lay down a new record. With more experience under their
belt and a heightened sense of who they were the group confidently recorded the
album in under two weeks. When the guys needed inspiration, all they had to do
was look in their backyard.
"I look at LA as being one huge insane asylum, filled with lunatics. Liars,
cheats, backstabbers, psychos and pornstars!" declares Dexter. "I do love living
here and there are a lot of amazing people here, but it does seem to me like a
lot of America's dirt and debris washes up onto LA's streets (don¹t mind the
pornstars tho). So on this album I thought it would be cool to capture the
essence of what its like to live in LA. We decided to escape from it using our
music. Hence Escape from L.A."
Escape From L.A. brilliantly bridges the gap between pop-punk and rock with its
blend of upbeat brash sensibility and addictive anthemic sing-alongs. Orange
captures the spirit of youth and urgency with the candid driving riffs of "What
I'm Looking For", "Stars", "Not Coming Home" and on their abrasively raw cover
of "Karma Chameleon."
"We put our heart and soul in to every note on this record, its not the kind of
whine-o pop punk were all used to, it's got something special. There's a lot
more songs on here too that I think people can relate to compared to the first
album. The whole first record was based around the concept of possitivity and a
better tomorrow. This one I think is a little more realistic but still there is
a huge message of hope in every song."
One thing is for sure when it comes to Orange, you can always count on the
band's sincerity, whether they're shredding on stage or in the studio the band's
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