MoSoFest PREVIEW: We Are Glad that Code Orange Kids Didn’t Break Up

If you are a band you might not want to Tweet “Come see us tonight if you want to see us at all”

Editor’s Note – The following is part six of many previews on Ominocity’s upcoming sponsored MoSoFest showcase. Look forward to our ongoing coverage of MoSo.

On May 23, Pittsburgh’s Code Orange Kids sent out the following Tweet:

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Understandably, the portion of the internet that are fans and show promoters went absolutely apeshit.

In return, their label, Deathwish Records, sent out the following clarification:

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Turns out the band had some difficulties crossing the border into Toronto, but managed to get in regardless.

And all we can say is thank fuck, because Code Orange Kid’s debut album, Love Is Love//Return to Dust, is one of the most innovative hardcore albums to come out in a long time.

“The album has been doing really well,” says drummer Jami Morgan. “It’s definitely different from the other things that we’ve done but I think that was the goal when we were writing it was to take everything we had done, our 7”s and compilation tracks, and pull ideas in from that and put it into an LP. But when we started on the LP it was all really fresh ideas. We are all really happy with the end result.”

Love Is Love//Return to Dust combines brutal, frenetic drumming with punishing waves of guitar crunch and plenty of dirty bass. Adding in layers of shoegaze, Morgan says that the band’s recorded sound is still evolving – something that fans can likely expect to hear soon.

“We are working on a lot of new material,” says Morgan. “I don’t want to say one way or another because nothing is for sure. But things are going to start happening a lot sooner than a lot of people think it will.”

Check out Code Orange Kids at Rock the Bottom on Saturday, June 15 at 1:15pm.

$10 at the door, or free with your MoSoFest Priority Pass (subject to capacity)

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