After narrowly avoiding a massive personal tragedy, the Orange Peels are back with their first LP since 2013's Sun Moon, Begin the Begone, which you can stream at PopMatters a week before its release.
With Begin the Begone, the Orange Peels embark from a new home base in the redwooded Santa Cruz Mountains with a new lease on life, after a brush with death in a near-tragic car crash. At the end of touring Sun Moon, the band's 2013 LP, members Allen Clapp and Jil Pries were involved in a car accident that they were both lucky to survive, as they were hit by a drunk driver going 60 miles per hour. Out of such a close call with the grim reaper the Orange Peels crafted Begin the Begone, an album that finds these creative Californians taking pop song structures and amalgamating them with prog, post-rock, and psychedelic, among others.
Stream the album below:
Begin the Begone is out 5 May via Mystery Lawn/Minty Fresh Records.
Splash image of the Orange Peels via Allen Clapp and Suzie Racho.