Peel

The Orange Constant

The Orange Constant⎮ Peel

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Thanks for your interest in spinning Peel, the third album from The Orange Constant!

The LP was recorded in the band’s homebase of Athens, GA over the course of multiple recording sessions that began in the fall of 2018 and spanned over a year. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by hometown hero John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) with whom the band recorded its first album, Time to Go (2015). Keane also added his signature pedal steel guitar on select tunes.

Peel arrived in May 2020 and solidifies TOC’s sonic spectrum; heartfelt anthems with catchy choruses ride alongside instrumental mastery with psychedelic undertones. With rich vocal harmonies, hooky riffing, and succinct songwriting, the album embellishes much of what Time to Go sought and captures the band’s most current lineup and sound.

You’re the first…

Over the next month, you have the opportunity to own our first ever vinyl record. But in order for the wax to go to press, we need 100 orders. So please, spread the word about TOC and our campaign and let’s make this real.

Many thanks to Sam Balling and Carrie Hutton for the artwork and design.


Let’s “peel” it back, hehe…

From the opening beat of the first track to the chaotic close of the last, this is a tried-and-true rock album. Well, our kind of rock.

“What You’re Asking For” begins with acoustic guitar strums that usher in a powerful entrance from the group. This is an emotional song that works through contrast; lyrical lamentations that capture the convoluted reflections after an argument overlay the bluesy simplicity and folksy charm of the music underneath. And just as a kayaker shoots down the Hiwassee River, the finale spits out the reggae-infused “Reliance.” This sophomore track depicts an uplifting community of salt-of-the-earth riverfolk in the eponymous Tennessee town.

The third song off Peel offers a look at the band’s instrumental side. After several iterations, “Reincronic” emerged as a sonic journey that showcases the band’s technical skill and dynamism. A triumphant resolution sails this fantastical tune off to the unknown until the shattering introductory hits of “Far from Home” snap reality into focus. This fourth track is an older song for the group, fittingly, as it ruminates on the bittersweet flavors of memory and nostalgia. As A. Brantley says, “It’s only right when it’s okay, it’s only good, when we’re away.”

“The Blackout” was a creation from bassist and singer Tyler Walker who tells a tale of transgression, remorse, penance, and ultimately growth. Musically, the song is an anthemic undertaking with rich choral textures, Latin-influenced grooves, and Floydian tendencies. For anyone who has imbibed and indulged, this is an all-too-familiar story.

With soft vocals and a laid-back R&B swagger, “Reach” initially cools the album down until the song erupts into its climatic refrain, “should’ve left it alone.” The torrents vanish as quickly as they appear and what’s left behind proves a stark acceptance of one’s personal limitations.

This wouldn’t be rock ‘n’ roll without a good ol’ song about the road. “Go!” is exactly that but with a positive spin on the thrill of leaving behind the banality of routine home-life to explore the great-open country. This one sprouted from drummer Sam Groveman and his appreciation for world music and multi-ethnic polyrhythms.

The penultimate track of Peel is more than just the partial inspiration for the album title and artwork; it represents the history of the band’s origin in Statesboro, GA where Nick and Andrew performed in college bars and restaurants. “Banana” may be short and sweet but its roots are deep and strong.

The album concludes with a boot stompin’, southern rock throwdown (we are a Georgia band, afterall). “Fadin’ the Line” advises setting aside differences to achieve a common goal. As the closing statement off the band’s third full-length studio effort, the tune stands symbolically as an expression of collaboration and commitment. Trust us, we’ve learned a thing or two about getting along to make something happen.

—The Orange Constant

From us to you...

Thanks for your interest in spinning Peel, the third album from The Orange Constant!

The LP was recorded in the band’s homebase of Athens, GA over the course of multiple recording sessions that began in the fall of 2018 and spanned over a year. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by hometown hero John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) with whom the band recorded its first album, Time to Go (2015). Keane also added his signature pedal steel guitar on select tunes.

Peel arrived in May 2020 and solidifies TOC’s sonic spectrum; heartfelt anthems with catchy choruses ride alongside instrumental mastery with psychedelic undertones. With rich vocal harmonies, hooky riffing, and succinct songwriting, the album embellishes much of what Time to Go sought and captures the band’s most current lineup and sound.

You’re the first…

Over the next month, you have the opportunity to own our first ever vinyl record. But in order for the wax to go to press, we need 100 orders. So please, spread the word about TOC and our campaign and let’s make this real.

Many thanks to Sam Balling and Carrie Hutton for the artwork and design.


Let’s “peel” it back, hehe…

From the opening beat of the first track to the chaotic close of the last, this is a tried-and-true rock album. Well, our kind of rock.

“What You’re Asking For” begins with acoustic guitar strums that usher in a powerful entrance from the group. This is an emotional song that works through contrast; lyrical lamentations that capture the convoluted reflections after an argument overlay the bluesy simplicity and folksy charm of the music underneath. And just as a kayaker shoots down the Hiwassee River, the finale spits out the reggae-infused “Reliance.” This sophomore track depicts an uplifting community of salt-of-the-earth riverfolk in the eponymous Tennessee town.

The third song off Peel offers a look at the band’s instrumental side. After several iterations, “Reincronic” emerged as a sonic journey that showcases the band’s technical skill and dynamism. A triumphant resolution sails this fantastical tune off to the unknown until the shattering introductory hits of “Far from Home” snap reality into focus. This fourth track is an older song for the group, fittingly, as it ruminates on the bittersweet flavors of memory and nostalgia. As A. Brantley says, “It’s only right when it’s okay, it’s only good, when we’re away.”

“The Blackout” was a creation from bassist and singer Tyler Walker who tells a tale of transgression, remorse, penance, and ultimately growth. Musically, the song is an anthemic undertaking with rich choral textures, Latin-influenced grooves, and Floydian tendencies. For anyone who has imbibed and indulged, this is an all-too-familiar story.

With soft vocals and a laid-back R&B swagger, “Reach” initially cools the album down until the song erupts into its climatic refrain, “should’ve left it alone.” The torrents vanish as quickly as they appear and what’s left behind proves a stark acceptance of one’s personal limitations.

This wouldn’t be rock ‘n’ roll without a good ol’ song about the road. “Go!” is exactly that but with a positive spin on the thrill of leaving behind the banality of routine home-life to explore the great-open country. This one sprouted from drummer Sam Groveman and his appreciation for world music and multi-ethnic polyrhythms.

The penultimate track of Peel is more than just the partial inspiration for the album title and artwork; it represents the history of the band’s origin in Statesboro, GA where Nick and Andrew performed in college bars and restaurants. “Banana” may be short and sweet but its roots are deep and strong.

The album concludes with a boot stompin’, southern rock throwdown (we are a Georgia band, afterall). “Fadin’ the Line” advises setting aside differences to achieve a common goal. As the closing statement off the band’s third full-length studio effort, the tune stands symbolically as an expression of collaboration and commitment. Trust us, we’ve learned a thing or two about getting along to make something happen.

—The Orange Constant

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Crowdfunding
$ 23.00
19 days left
79/100
Format
12” Special vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Jul 24 2020 ~ Aug 29 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~

Tracks

A Side

1.
What You're Asking For
The Orange Constant
03:44
2.
Reliance
The Orange Constant
04:59
3.
Reincronic
The Orange Constant
06:53
4.
Far From Home
The Orange Constant
05:25

B Side

1.
The Blackout
The Orange Constant
05:51
2.
Reach
The Orange Constant
04:51
3.
Go!
The Orange Constant
04:22
4.
Banana
The Orange Constant
01:49
5.
Fadin' The Line
The Orange Constant
04:25
Crowdfunding
$ 23.00
19 days left
79/100
Format
12” Special vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Jul 24 2020 ~ Aug 29 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~

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From us to you...

Thanks for your interest in spinning Peel, the third album from The Orange Constant!

The LP was recorded in the band’s homebase of Athens, GA over the course of multiple recording sessions that began in the fall of 2018 and spanned over a year. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by hometown hero John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) with whom the band recorded its first album, Time to Go (2015). Keane also added his signature pedal steel guitar on select tunes.

Peel arrived in May 2020 and solidifies TOC’s sonic spectrum; heartfelt anthems with catchy choruses ride alongside instrumental mastery with psychedelic undertones. With rich vocal harmonies, hooky riffing, and succinct songwriting, the album embellishes much of what Time to Go sought and captures the band’s most current lineup and sound.

You’re the first…

Over the next month, you have the opportunity to own our first ever vinyl record. But in order for the wax to go to press, we need 100 orders. So please, spread the word about TOC and our campaign and let’s make this real.

Many thanks to Sam Balling and Carrie Hutton for the artwork and design.

We sincerely hope you enjoy!

—The Orange Constant

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