The Orbz
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The Orbz


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"The Orbz"

Last night I was fortunate to see a great performance from a really cool up and coming St. Louis band, The Orbz. The band's Manchester, post punk influences can definitely be seen during this highly underrated St. Louis band's live performances. Lead singer Jason Robinson belts out tones reminiscent of Joy Divisions' Ian Curtis, while the rest of the band show off their musical talents with some great rhythm and lead guitars, bass guitar and drum work. In addition to Joy Division, The Orbz list Fugazi, Elvis Costello, The Police, and Prince as their influences. With the creativity displayed in there music, their influences would be proud.

The band is fresh off a recent charity performance at Off Broadway and a PlaybackSTL appearance at Cicero's. We expect to see this exciting band at more and more venues in St. Louis so keep an eye out for them. -


The Orbz (EP) - out of print
Stop! The Reporters Will See (LP) - released April 10th, 2009



It doesn't matter that they’re based in St. Louis. It doesn’t matter that it’s 2009. It doesn't even matter that their music sounds like a blend of the best of the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, yet the song that's a fan favorite yearns for the pioneers of ’75.

What matters instead is that The Orbz craft woven, entertaining and addictive pop-wave post-punk rock music. Melodically, the music of The Orbz invites obsession, movement, dance; lyrically, it’s contemplative, introspective, inspiring. Says frontman Jason Robinson, “Sometimes there comes a song where you can’t separate yourself from it; it gets lodged in your brain somehow, and you can’t stop thinking about it. That song. I want to write that song.”

“We operate under the belief that everybody has a story to be told and heard,” affirms guitarist Ken Adelman. “My main concern is to write what is true to me and express my thoughts into music. Music should resemble one’s life.”

As Jason Robinson stepped into the vocalist role, “I was given the reins and told to re-imagine them as my own,” he says now, embracing The Orbz’ constant challenge: Writing music in different formats than yesterday. “Each day,” says Ken, “it’s like having more paint brushes and paint to use.”

The guys just celebrated the self-release of their debut full length CD, "Stop! The Reporters Will See". Whereas the album is about being sick of the state of things, says Jeremy, “our brand new material is about moving forward with our own designs for the future.”

“The music industry is squeezing stations to produce more with less,” Jason says. “The Orbz don’t even fit into this. We’re total indie in the old sense of the word: We do our own website, we do our own t-shirts, we do our own posters, and our first full-length album is set to be self-released.”

Says Jeremy, “We’re non-hipsters playing hip indie music, almost by happenstance.”

“2009 is our year,” grins Jason. “Just wait.”
--Bio by Laura Hamlett