I'm kinda ridiculously in love with Portland's Orca Team. Hinting toward their particular corner of the Back to Mono sandbox, they never go for the obvious hook, instead weaving spare and reverby surf guitar around smart little counter-intuitive melodies and leaving frontman Leif Anders' rubberband bass to do most of the heavy lifting. Seriously, the prechorus is rocking one of the most insidious little chord changes this side of the Satyrs' 1968 nugget "Yesterday's Hero." Their 10-song debut is already out in cassette form from Vancouver's Eggy Records, but keep on the look out for the "Let it Go" 7'' popping up sometime in December on Happy Happy Birthday to Me, with "a full-length to follow in the Spring"!
mp3->Orca Team - Let it Go (from Let it Go, out in December on Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
(via Ashbee's Fragments)
mp3->Orca Team - Vancouver, B.C. (from Let it Go, out in December on Happy Happy Birthday to Me)
(via Eggy Records)