Thursday, May 25, 2023

Orca Bones - "Island"

Orca Bones have once again surfaced from Boston Harbor with new music for us. According to a Facebook post, "Island" is "... a surfy indie rock song about the battle royale experience." That helps explain why a song with all the groove of a surf rock jam can have such an intensity behind it. From the opening surf lick, the happiness you normally associate with surf rock is shrouded by a darkness and a sense of dread. That builds for the first half until the song just erupts into an indie rock explosion. It's a brilliantly massive explosion of sound that was barely hinted at in anything that came before it. This is one of the most delightfully unexpected songs you've heard in a while.

You can listen to "Island" below. The song is available for the "name your price" option on Bandcamp. For more on Orca Bones, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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