The Orwells have announced their third record, Terrible Human Beings, out Feb. 17th 2017. Alongside the announcement, they’re sharing a new song and video, “They Put a Body In The Bayou.” The video features the band acting as secret service to a degenerate politician who perhaps don’t have his best interests at heart. As for their new album on the whole, “mutilated pop songs” is how The Orwells describe it. For Terrible Human Beings, singer Mario Cuomo says, “we wanted to make songs that at their core are catchy and pretty, then slash them up.”
The band will be playing two intimate shows at The Wardrobe in Leeds on November 29th, and on the 30th at London’s The Dome. Tickets are on sale now.
Recorded over the course of a month at Chicago’s Electrical Audio, Terrible Human Beings was produced by Jim Abbiss (Artic Monkeys, Adele), with whom The Orwells had worked on a couple of Disgraceland’s best tunes. Of the recording process, guitarist Matt O’Keefe says,“The Pixies were an obsession when we were writing this album. I think that’s where a lot of trying to make the songs and the guitar parts very simple was coming from, because the Pixies are kings of that. We’ve always been a simple band, but this time it was about trying to keep everything straightforward, nothing flashy.”