Young Minds = Orca Orca

I am officially changing my moniker from Young Minds to Orca Orca.  

As I hinted at recently, there have been far too many “Young” band names that have popped up in the past year and I want to distance myself from this trend.  Last fall I posted a few demos on bandcamp so that I could listen to them at work and figure out what to do with the mixes.  I ended up using a song title from one of my previous projects as the band name and within days I began hearing from people that “loved my EP” and wanted to know more about “Young Minds”.  Imago Demos  was just a collection of demos, not an EP, and I instantly loathed the idea of being referred to as “Young Minds”.  However this being the first time that my music has ever been listened to by anyone other than my close friends, I went with it.

Fast forward one year and a few PR lessons later, I am now ready to make the change.  I can’t say that there’s a ton of meaning behind the name Orca Orca other than my love for Killer Whales (which I mentioned in this interview) and I kinda just like how it sounds.

The first Orca Orca release will be Change of Pace b/w Get Up (Get Out) 7”  and is out now digitally for free download » HERE«

 orca-orcabandcamp.com                                                                                                 http://orcaorca.tumblr.com/                                                           orcaorcaband@gmail.com

i got a new toy today

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think its time for a new name…

new songs really soon i swear.

6/1/11  tt the bear’s//cambridge, ma.  w/ yellow ostrich 

psyched!

middle east//cambridge 04.24.2011

had the apt. to myself tonight and decided to practice in the ‘library’.  here is a brief preview of a new song called “restraints”.  come see me play the whole thing at the middle east sunday.  and an even better reason to come hang is i’ll be playing with a real-life drummer (finally)!  we’ve been practicing a ton lately and its been a lot of fun re-working these songs with him.  k see you sunday.

the-slightest:

Lion Cub “Flora/Fauna”

hey! check out the video for a new lion cub jam off their upcoming record.  I made a couple cameos in it and it was such a fun day of filming, singing, eating, and playing drinking ‘bop-It’.  we’re also playing a show together next sunday at the middle east.  after your cadbury egg binge, come hangout with us.

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smokedontsmoke:

I had the pleasure of throwing together this mix for amazing UK based thread company Forty Ounce Clothing. What makes the deal even sweeter is that it’s in conjunction with a collaboration t-shirt by my very own sister Steffaloo.
So please go download the free mixtape HERE (or click the image above).
And buy the rad new tee HERE.
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Tracklist ::
High Highs - Horses 
Oregon Bike Trails - Deep Sea Diver 
Writer - Miss Mermaid 
Flashing Red Lights - All Our Borders 
Sun Glitters - outside (reprise) 
Promises- I Was Wrong 
Grubby Little Hands - UNEEK 
Moon Bounce - Whipped 
Abel - Free Birds 
Christian AIDS - Fever 
MOTHS - summer 
Bon Chat, Bon Rat - Blackbird 
young minds - ghosting 
Echo Tongues - False Start 
Youth Lagoon - Cannons

smokedontsmoke:

I had the pleasure of throwing together this mix for amazing UK based thread company Forty Ounce Clothing. What makes the deal even sweeter is that it’s in conjunction with a collaboration t-shirt by my very own sister Steffaloo.

So please go download the free mixtape HERE (or click the image above).

And buy the rad new tee HERE.

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Tracklist ::

  • High Highs - Horses
  • Oregon Bike Trails - Deep Sea Diver
  • Writer - Miss Mermaid
  • Flashing Red Lights - All Our Borders
  • Sun Glitters - outside (reprise)
  • Promises- I Was Wrong
  • Grubby Little Hands - UNEEK
  • Moon Bounce - Whipped
  • Abel - Free Birds
  • Christian AIDS - Fever
  • MOTHS - summer
  • Bon Chat, Bon Rat - Blackbird
  • young minds - ghosting
  • Echo Tongues - False Start
  • Youth Lagoon - Cannons
  • Interview/Artist profile

    a couple of dudes and i talked via skype a few weeks back.  they asked me all sorts of questions and then put together an ‘artist profile’ for their blog, scandanavian icebox.  click the link to see what they had to say.

    tax return well spent.
    "change of pace (demo)" featured on BBC Radio
    i’m playing a show on easter!
this will be the cd release show for my friends the okay win for their upcoming record and is going to be a lot of fun.  my other pals in lion cub will also be playing so this is going to be the best easter ever. also, thanks to jesse treece for collaborating with me again to make another killer flyer.
http://www.collageartbyjesse.tumblr.com/       http://www.youngminds.bandcamp.com/