Code Orange
Hometown: Pennsylvania, USA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Code Orange Kids remind us off our own embryonic days in the aggressive music scene. They do things their way, creatively cutting their own path through it all. Unconcerned with the direction of other artists, their brand of gritty hardcore/punk is simply refreshing. Merging cryptic melody, dirty hardcore power, and intense dirge into their own uniquely inspired sound.

"Love is Love // Return to Dust" is Code Orange Kids' debut album, recorded at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge). From the first organic stick clicks of opener "Flowermouth (The Leech)" musical chaos explodes in every direction imaginable. As their tangle of guitars and angular percussion violently lurches about, it's apparent that Code Orange Kids are unconcerned with following the predetermined path of any existing sub-genre (i.e. they are their own unpredictable animal). Code Orange Kids' dirges effortlessly become staccato bursts in "Liars // Trudge" and "Nothing (The Rat), two songs with so many hairpin turns they are difficult to put into words. While adversely, songs like "Colors (Into Nothing)" and "Calm // Breathe" unfurl as beautifully layered musical expanses. As impressive as these dynamics are, it is Code Orange Kids' untamed heaviness and emotion in the title referenced songs "Choices (Love is Love)" and "Bloom (Return to Dust)" that will leave you floored. These two monstrous beasts smear the divisions between art-rock, punk, doom, and noise in a way never heard before. Without a doubt, "Love is Love // Return to Dust" is truly impressive, as much a work of art as it is an album. A shining example of the bright future that awaits the world of aggressive music.

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Tour Dates

08/08: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
08/10: Libertyville, IL @ Austin's Fuel Room
09/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
09/06: Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information Cafe
09/07: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/10: Camarillo, CA @ Rock City
09/11: San Francisco, CA @ Rock City
09/12: Portland, OR @ Laughing Horse
09/13: Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
09/15: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
09/16: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
09/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
09/19: Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
09/20: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
09/21: Austin, TX @ Red 7
09/23: Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
09/24: Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
09/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
09/26: Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
09/27: Nashville, TN @ The End
09/28: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
09/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Ballentine Post 246 VFW
09/30: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/01: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/02: Lakewood, OH @ Foundry
10/03: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
10/04: Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/05: Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
10/06: Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
10/07: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
10/08: Haverhill, MA @ Anchor's Up
10/09: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
10/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
10/12: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
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