2:25 pm, 03/22/2012
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At first we were going to pretend like we thought this was former Governor Mario Cuomo, and maybe some band from the 60s that he was is, but that’d be really dumb. The Orwells are a new garage rock band fronted by a very different Mario Cuomo, who is a teenager from Illinois.
The Orwells are all mad young and in high school probably, so that makes it easier to enjoy their music, because instead of thinking about how good the record is you can think about how good the next record’ll be, when they’re “grown up” and “in their prime.” Conor Oberst has been making an entire career of this fact, even though he’s now 43 years old.
Here’s their new song, which is called “Who Needs You” and is really political:
Kindly hit refresh if you can’t see this video. Amazingly, it’ll then show the one below too.
This is a good one from their last album with less handclaps:
Being smart, The Orwells made their last album available for free download here.