"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."
--Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
"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."
--Jude Ruiz, Skratch Magazine
"The Orphins make some of the coolest guitar sounds committed to CD this year."
--Shane Harrison, Access Atlanta
"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"
--Sarah Peters, Lost At Sea
"The band mixes and juxtaposes styles with ease."
--David Smith, Delusions of Adequacy
"The Orphins come at you with a bunch of pop quirk that falls somewhere between Devo and Modest Mouse."
--Tim Scott, Screaming Bloody Mess
"The Orphins are a part of something larger going on in Atlanta, in general, and are certainly worth checking out."
--Xtian, Shredding Paper
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GNR002 | The Orphins

Drowning Cupid

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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