Code Orange Announce The Above, Team Up with Billy Corgan for New Song


Three years from the release of their last album, 2020’s Underneath, hardcore-turned-industrial/hard rock group Code Orange are back with a new album, The Above, slated for a September 29 release on label Blue Grape Music. The album was engineered by Steve Albini and produced by vocalist Jami Morgan and guitarist Eric “Shade” Balderose.

Notably, Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan lends his voice to lead single “Take Shape,” which has major ’90s vibes. Morgan and regular collaborated Max Moore co-directed the music video, with Morgan saying:

“I have been working on the concept for this video, and others to come, for about a year and a half. I am so thankful to have been able to sit under the learning tree of Max Moore and our DP Eric Robbins. They allowed me to sit in on every minute of this process from hirings to scouting, all the way to final coloring. Being that deep was a revelation, and I have found a new love along the way. I couldn’t be prouder of the result.”

According to the band, The Above will blend hardcore and “heavy music” with hip-hop, grunge and trip-hop. Morgan says:

“We wanted the album to be able to wash over you with melody, aggression, and joy, but it was of equal importance that the closer you look, the more you are rewarded. It was to feel rooted in the ‘analogue’ world, but with threads of digital reality binding things together. We wanted the sound and even the recording process itself to reflect that edict, so we enlisted Steve Albini at Electrical Audio to get the most real and raw version of the band possible, even recording us all at once in a room together for the first time in our career.”

The Above Tracklisting:
Never Far Apart
Theatre Of Cruelty
Take Shape (feat. Billy Corgan)
The Mask Of Sanity Slips
A Drone Opting Out Of The Hive
I Fly
Splinter The Soul
The Game
Grooming My Replacement
Circle Through
But A Dream…
The Above

9/1: Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK)
9/2: Restless Fest (Dallas, TX)
9/3: Restless Fest (San Antonio, TX)
9/21: Louder Than Life (Louisville, KY)
9/15-17: Riot Fest (Chicago, IL)
9/30: Code’s World (Pittsburgh, PA)
2/4-10: ShipRocked Cruise

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