Song of the Week – Who Needs You , The Orwells

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The Orwells are a bunch of 5 teenage high school friends from Chicago that have earned a decent amount of recognition on the indie rock circuit. They’ve been featured on two of my favorite music blogs, aquariumdrunkard.com and rollogrady.com, and also at webzine pitchfork.com.

They appeared on Late Night with David Letterman in January and generated a swarm of social media buzz (you can read about it here – Rolling Stone – The Orwells on Letterman) with their over the top performance of the title track of their latest EP, “Who Needs You.”

I have to admit I have a soft spot in my heart for a bunch of kids that don’t give a damn what people think about them. Their only incentive is to have a good time playing their hearts out… and maybe meet a few girls and drink some beer.

Yeah, these tunes are lo-fi. But it’s only rock and roll, and I like it.

Enjoy… until next week.

2 thoughts on “Song of the Week – Who Needs You , The Orwells

  1. Good song, and I played a couple others, which are solid too. Pretty Strokes-ish, but that’s not a bad template at all. I also like the name of their coming album: Disgraceland. Still, I’m doubtful they’re really in it for a few girls and some beer at this point.

  2. Agree on the Strokes-ish. Not so agreed on we need more of that. Plus the singer will probably look like Lawr in 40 years.

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