The Orange Constant Dips Toes Into “Jamtronica” With New Single
September 20, 2018 12:37
Photo by Shane Nelson
Athens, Ga.-based rock outfit, The Orange Constant has released an instrumental track that nods to its electronic contemporaries. Nearing seven minutes long, “Prisoner Reprise” captures melodic synthesizer lines, soaring guitar harmonies and explosive transitions that all dabble with the spirit of danceable, digitized music yet remain true to the group’s vintage sound.
The single was recorded with hometown producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic) who previously worked on TOC’s debut album, Time to Go, (2015). Arriving roughly a year and a half after the release of the group’s second LP, Point of Reference, this new song embraces an area of the band that its members say is underrepresented in current discography.
“We just wanted to show everybody where we’re at and the last album didn’t have an instrumental” said Nickalous Benson, guitarist for The Orange Constant. “It’s a song with a hook but it goes through all these different phases. I think it’s really representative of where the band’s at right now.”
- Formed in the college bars of Statesboro, Ga. in 2012 and transplanted to Athens, The Orange Constant has spent the past six years performing across the southeast with national and international acts such as Perpetual Groove, TAUK, Ripe and CBDB. The band says it is eager to spread its sound to music fanatics across the country.
Stream The Orange Constant's "Prisoner Reprise" here:
Watch The Orange Constant perform "Red Rider" at The Georgia Theatre here: