Posted June 23, 2016 by Mike Mineo in Dream-Pop + Shoegaze

Orchin – “Dark” + “Wasting Time”

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If you’re a fan of guitar-forward jangle-pop tracks with a relatively nocturnal vibe (Wild Nothing’s Nocturne accomplished that, apt title and all), then you’re really going to dig Orchin. The LA-based project, featuring songs written and produced by Jeremy McLennan, plans to release several songs this summer, starting with “Dark” and “Wasting Time”. The project performs as a quartet while taking cues from post-punk, shoegaze, and experimental pop — and on record it’s an excellent output as well. “Wasting Time” finds success navigating between twangy new-wave and shoegaze-y production, resembling The Psychedelic Furs at points with the nonchalant vocals and slick melody; the concluding moments also show some excellent guitar work. “Dark” features more fast-paced guitars, exemplary of McLennan’s ability to transition swiftly between tone and intensity while remaining melodically cohesive. They’re both outstanding tracks that show a high-potential act on the rise.

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