"The Orphins are a part of something larger going on in Atlanta, in general, and are certainly worth checking out."
"Drowning Cupid, the full-length debut from this Atlanta quartet, harkens back to the glory days of college radio, all the while looking forward."
"One of Atlanta’s most promising new bands, The Orphins, bring a refreshing and unique sound on their debut album."
"Atlanta natives The Orphins kick out disco/post-punk set to catchy bubblegum-pop keyboard riffs that'll get you dancing in a hurry and will give fans of Hot Hot Heat, Go Go Go Airheart, or Le Tigre reason to rejoice."
"Drowning Cupid is nothing if not consistently sporadic and tirelessly spontaneous. It is marked by bug-eyed, frantic distortion, tingling guitars, evil curiosities and an unquenchable thirst for fun"
"The Orphins' strongest qualities lie in a distinctive take on classic and current sounds that defies categorization but points to something much more defining in the future. Maybe even a new alternative revival."
"The Orphins come at you with a bunch of pop quirk that falls somewhere between Devo and Modest Mouse."
GNR002 | The Orphins
The Orphins are a band flirting with irony. Conscious misspellings, a melancholic sense of humor, familiar, danceable rhythms coupled with complex textures and sounds - and it all changes with the next phrase of music. A bubblegum riff easily transitions into disco dancing, only to dive later into dissonant syncopation. Still, the music is totally self-contained - an Orphins song is instantly recognizable.
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