Code Orange Have “Dreams in Inertia”


Code Orange - I Am KingOne of you tagged us while singing tweeting Code Orange’s praises yesterday, and while I’ve honestly avoided this band like the plague up ’til now, that was really based on superficial reasons (the group used to be called Code Orange Kids, which is a Vans Warped Tour band name if I’ve ever heard one). So I decided to take the reader’s advice and check out the band’s video for their new song, “Dreams in Inertia,” which just premiered on Fangoria.

And I dig it! It definitely sold me on checking out more Code Orange. The fuzzed out guitars, disaffected vocals, and simple structure make it sound like a slightly heavier version of a band Matt Pinfield would have once praised on 120 Minutes circa 1994. Normally that might be a bad thing, but unlike, say, a song that sounds like an All That Remains b-side from 2005,it’s so catchy, so guaranteed to get stuck in your head, that any retro factor doesn’t actually work against it. And then around the 3:18 mark, the slowest, heaviest, elephants marchingest riff this side of Triptykon’s Melana Chasmata stomps in. Needless to say, that’s my favorite part of the song.

“Dreams in Inertia” will appear on Code Orange’s new album, I Am King, which comes out September 2 on Deathwish. You can stream a couple of more tracks from the album here. They are also really good!

The band goes on tour next month. As far as I can tell, Vans has nothing to do with it. Here are dates:

September 4 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
September 6 Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information Cafe
September 7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
September 10 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City *
September 11 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
September 12 Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre *
September 13 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
September 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
September 16 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground ^
September 17 Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks ^
September 19 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
September 20 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
September 21 Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
September 23 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem ^^
September 24 Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^^
September 25 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^^
September 26 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge **
September 27 Nashville, TN @ The End **
September 28 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen **
September 29 Minneapolis, MN @ Ballentine Post 246 VFW **
September 30 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme **
October 1 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick **
October 2 Lakewood, OH @ Foundry **
October 3 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo ^ RECORD RELEASE SHOW
October 4 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
October 5 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s ^
October 6 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ^
October 7 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East ##
October 8 Haverhill, MA @ Anchor’s Up ##
October 9 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground ##
October 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades ##
October 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage ##
October 12 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ##

~ w/ Killswitch Engage
* w/ Twitching Tongues, War Hungry
^ w/ Twitching Tongues
# w/ Nails, Twitching Tongues
^^ w/ Twitching Tongues, Blistered, Axis
** w/ Twitching Tongues, Discourse
## w/ Twitching Tongues, Soul Search

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