posted October 9, 2012Tweet
The Orwells are happy to unveil their video for "Halloween All Year," it was directed by Eddie O' Keefe, the brother of The Orwells' guitarist Baby Chuck. Also the unofficial wordsmith of the band, Baby Chuck describes the idea behind the song: "Halloween All Year" is our anthem for all the kids in the Midwest who are too old to trick or treat, but still try their hardest to believe something's in the closet, or someone's hanging in the basement. The kids who are coming of age, but trying their hardest to maintain faith in the unknown and unseen. The kids who are refusing to let go of their disintegrating innocence-- something that's dying faster than the slut cheerleader in a Wes Craven film.
The Orwells will also be embarking on their first trip to CMJ in the coming month. See confirmed dates below. The recently released Remember When LP is out now on Aquarium Drunkard's Autumn Tone Records.
The video's director, Eddie O' Keefe, is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Having directed all the band's previous videos, he had a clear vision for this track: "With this video I wanted to capture the spooky, timeless quality of the song by showing the band playing in a kind of David Lynchian non-place. Like purgatory or something from a dream. And with glitter. Plenty of glitter."
For The Orwells, Remember When is an introduction of sorts. The 12-track rat-race shows the band's repertoire of pranging riffs and sneering, snot-nosed vocals. The tracks are a walloping war cry from a generation that up to this point has only offered bubblegum pop - thus the animus of The Orwells. It's clear the band is well aware of the past and their homage rings throughout the record using the ghost of punk's past as their spiritual guide. However, the band straddles the thin line between influences and originality, ripping riffs and smashing drums in such a fashion that their age becomes an afterthought.