"The Orphins make some of the coolest guitar sounds committed to CD this year."
"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."
"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"
"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, the full-length debut from this Atlanta quartet, harkens back to the glory days of college radio, all the while looking forward."
"In terms of songwriting, Drowning Cupid is a strong album from start to finish, lacking any real clunkers."
"One of Atlanta’s most promising new bands, The Orphins, bring a refreshing and unique sound on their debut album."
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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