THE ORANGE PEELS: *THANK YOU*

“It definitely pulls out all the stops as spiraling orch-pop,” says Brooklyn Vegan in its premiere coverage of “Thank You,” the first new music by The Orange Peels in two years. “It’s the kind of song you might write if you thought you were dying.” That’s how singer Allen Clapp described the track to his…

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ALLIE BOURNE: DIVING

There’s a lot going on under the surface of Allie Bourne’s first release. The 15-year-old singer-songwriter draws on the undercurrents, waves, and storms that lurk behind daily existence, and transforms them into stark statements of beauty and truth.   Raised in a musical family, Allie has sung since day one, but didn’t experiment with songwriting…

SUMMERFIELD: SONGS OF DEGREES

Zithers ringing in distant autumn sunsets. Harmonies that summon the dawn. Themes that are both ancient and prescient. All shrouded in mystery, and accompanied by a bevy of Bay Area talent. Welcome to Summerfield: Songs of Degrees. Born in 1959 to Radio and Television Broadcaster parents, Ed Ford Summerfield grew up in 1960’s New York…

MY LITTLE HUM: PIONEER

The sophomore release from My Little Hum, Pioneer, is a return to the band’s glittery pop sound featuring shimmering guitars, crunchy bubbling bass, catchy melodies and lush female vocal harmony. The album, once again produced and engineered by Allen Clapp (Orange Peels), is due out October 18 on Mystery Lawn Music. The album’s genesis began…

LEAFY SEADRAGON: DISAGREE TO DISAGREE

Allen Clapp and Alison Faith Levy have been mainstays of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene since the 1990s. Alison was a member of cult-fave indie band The Loud Family,  the psychedelic rock band for kids The Sippy Cups, and Americana duo McCabe & Mrs. Miller with Victor Krummenacher of Camper Van Beethoven. Allen…

THE ORANGE PEELS: TRESPASSING

Our existence is ruled by sevens. Seven continents. Seven seas. The seven days of the week. The seven colors in the rainbow. Seven wonders. On album No. 7, The Orange Peels are confronting the significance of making music in the current social and political climate. What does it mean to make art in tumultuous, polarized times?…

THE INCREDIBLE VICKERS BROTHERS: TORCH SONGS FOR SWINGERS

Founding member of The Orange Peels and Cerebral Corps, multi-instrumentalist Bob Vickers is no stranger to the world of arty pop music. On his second solo outing he gives us something a little more personal, a little deeper. It could be the year’s most perfect break-up album. Or is it a mid-life crisis record? Find…