The Orwells released a new song yesterday and announced a short fall tour and will play an intimate Cambridge show on Nov. 5 at The Middle East Upstairs, according to Consequence of Sound.
“Buddy,” the new song, is uptempo and features a hollow baseline with brighter, fast guitar parts that are reminiscent of other material such as “Hallway Homicide” and “Southern Comfort.” The song is just under a 1:30 long—one of The Orwells’ shortest songs.
Singer Mario Cuomo adds to his arguably sinister, but certainly blunt lyrical catalog (as Pitchfork pointed out in their 2014 “Disgraceland” review) in the short song, singing “Forgiven, not forgotten/This could be my last day/And in case I don’t see ya/I’m comin’ back in May.”
Here is a list of the band’s upcoming concerts, according to Songkick:
11/1—DC9 Nightclub (Washington D.C.)
11/2—Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
11/4—Underground Arts (Philadelphia)
11/5—The Middle East Upstairs (Cambridge, Mass.)
11/15—The Crocodile (Seattle)
11/16—Star Theater (Portland, Ore.)
11/19—Velvet Jones (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
11/20—Resident (Los Angeles)
11/21 –The Smell (Los Angeles)
The Orwells’ last album “Disgraceland” was released in 2014. They most recently played The Sinclair last fall.