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"Scene Report: 22 Must Hear Bands From Boston"

Sounds like: Lo-fi tape-wave post-punk chill out

Makes you want to: learn how to surf/take better photos of the beach - Bullet Media, Luke O'neil


"Scene Report: 22 Must Hear Bands From Boston"

Sounds like: Lo-fi tape-wave post-punk chill out

Makes you want to: learn how to surf/take better photos of the beach - Bullet Media, Luke O'neil


"MP3 of the Week: Orca Orca, "Change Of Pace""

Jim Hewitt's self-recorded 2010 EP, Imago Demos (under the temporary moniker Young Minds), wasn't just a bedroom project. The Allston songwriter was so uncomfortable singing in front of his roommates that he'd venture out to his car in order to record his vocals in isolation. Recently, Hewitt re-emerged as ORCA ORCA, named for nothing really beyond a casual affinity for killer whales. But what remains is his sharp lo-fi songwriting acumen. On the stellar "Change of Pace," Hewitt channels early-aughts indie-pop that glides carelessly through a sparking sky of tween Tumblrs and lands somewhere in ansty dream-pop land. Hewitt plays all the instruments in his recordings, but he'll have company on stage Sunday, October 23, at O'Brien's in Allston, when Orca Orca make their live debut on an eclectic bill with New York's Lights Resolve and Massachusetts rock co-eds Trans Cardia. - The Boston Phoenix


"MP3 of the Week: Orca Orca, "Change Of Pace""

Jim Hewitt's self-recorded 2010 EP, Imago Demos (under the temporary moniker Young Minds), wasn't just a bedroom project. The Allston songwriter was so uncomfortable singing in front of his roommates that he'd venture out to his car in order to record his vocals in isolation. Recently, Hewitt re-emerged as ORCA ORCA, named for nothing really beyond a casual affinity for killer whales. But what remains is his sharp lo-fi songwriting acumen. On the stellar "Change of Pace," Hewitt channels early-aughts indie-pop that glides carelessly through a sparking sky of tween Tumblrs and lands somewhere in ansty dream-pop land. Hewitt plays all the instruments in his recordings, but he'll have company on stage Sunday, October 23, at O'Brien's in Allston, when Orca Orca make their live debut on an eclectic bill with New York's Lights Resolve and Massachusetts rock co-eds Trans Cardia. - The Boston Phoenix


Discography

Change of Pace EP (2012)
Make Live EP (2011)
Remnants EP (2012)

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Orca Orca began as the solo pop project of Jimmy Hewitt in Allston, MA in September 2011. The recordings consist of not much more than a few guitars and an old drum machine. Live performances are accompanied by a full band: Justin Mantell (bass), Darin Thompson (guitar), Ben Husk (drums).

Formerly under the name Young Minds, Hewitt’s melody-driven guitar pop has seen praise from The Fader, Prefix Magazine, and The Boston Phoenix leading to the group sharing stages with Beach Fossils, Tennis, Porcelain Raft, Yellow Ostritch, Little Red + more.