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Photog Mike Hollis was on hand for The Orbans’ CD release show on Friday at Lola’s Saloon, with openers the Quaker City Nighthawks, from Fort Worth, and Dallas’ The Roomsounds. The Orbans’ album, When We Were Wild, is a shack-shaker, full of propulsive rhythms, shimmering, lambent melodies, and the kind of jingle-jangle that established the Old 97’s, Jayhawks, and Drive-By Truckers –– and Americana music in general –– as legitimate mainstream forces. The album was recorded partially in Austin, partially in L.A. with producer Adam Lasus, who’s done work with Yo La Tengo and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and who connected with The Orbans via Fort Worth-cum-Los Angeleno Jordan Richardson, who plays drums in EPIC RUINS and Ben Harper’s Relentless7. The Orbans also recently learned that one of their songs will be featured on NPR’s Song of the Day segment. For more on the band, pick up a Weekly in a couple of weeks.

The Orbans at Lola's Saloon.
The Orbans at Lola's Saloon.
The crowd at The Orbans' CD release show at Lola's Saloon on Friday.
The crowd at The Orbans' CD release show at Lola's Saloon on Friday.
Orbans merch
Orbans merch
Orbans frontman Peter Black
Orbans frontman Peter Black
Orbans guitarist Kenny Wayne
Orbans guitarist Kenny Wayne
Orbans drummer Blaine Crews
Orbans drummer Blaine Crews
Orbans' Black
Orbans' Black
Orbans bassist Cliff Wright
Orbans bassist Cliff Wright

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Orbans' Wright and keyboardist Justin Pate
Orbans' Wright and keyboardist Justin Pate

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Quaker City Nighthawks' David Matsler
Quaker City Nighthawks' David Matsler
Quaker City Nighthawks' Sam Anderson
Quaker City Nighthawks' Sam Anderson

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Quaker City Nighthawks' Matt Mabe
Quaker City Nighthawks' Matt Mabe
Roomsounds drummer Dan Malone
Roomsounds drummer Dan Malone
Roomsounds bassist Tyler McCarthy
Roomsounds bassist Tyler McCarthy
Roomsounds frontman Ryan Michael
Roomsounds frontman Ryan Michael

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