The Orchid is a four-piece instrumental post-rock band from Washington, DC.
Part shoegaze, part post-punk, part psychedelia, their sound is an effects-laden lull and attack on the listener. It is a dialectic of jubilation and gloom; confidence and uncertainty; discord and resolution; anticipation and crescendo.
The Orchid formed in 2008 with guitarists Jim Jones and Jason Garber sharing ideas and musical influences. Ex-City-State drummer Joao Malhinha and bassist Clay Redding, who played with Joao in Glenndoring, were added to the lineup shortly thereafter.
The "New Mexico EP" serves as the band’s debut release. Recorded by Jason over multiple sessions during the cold DC winter of 2010, Tim Gerak at Mammoth Cave Studios (Six Parts Seven, If These Trees Could Talk) in Akron, OH, handled the mixing and mastering duties.
Early praise for the “New Mexico EP”:
"…think big, think lush, think hopeful, think perfect for a more laid back Friday afternoon."
- Tuneage, August 27, 2010 (http://tuneage.tumblr.com/post/1021127075/the-orchid-new-mexico)
More information on The Orchid can be found at their official website, http://www.whoistheorchid.com/.
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