Orgy Still Has It

May 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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March 4th, 2013 – Trees (Dallas, TX)
– By Amanda Kennedy –

Orgy is Back with New Members and Serious Swagger”

Self proclaimed death pop band Orgy are back on the scene with their new single “Grime of the Century“, and are out on a U.S. tour with support by Vampires Everywhere! and Davey Suicide.  I haven’t seen Orgy live since they toured in support of Candyass back in 1999. After a long hiatus and hearing vocalist Jay Gordon was bringing out a whole new band, I was definitely interested in checking out this tour when it came through Dallas at my favorite venue Trees.

I’m always impressed by a band that can put on a great show without having an elaborate stage set up, and that was definitely the case with Orgy. The lights and fog were just enough to give a dark ambience to set the mood for the show, and they delivered.

The bulk of the set list was from the first two albums, Candyass and Vapor Transmission.  They opened with “Suckerface” and in mid-set played the newest single “Grime of the Century“.  I have to admit, I didn’t listen to the new single before heading out to this show. But I LOVED it. Its unmistakably their signature sound, and I was glad to hear they didn’t stray away from that.  “Grime of the Century” lead into “Fiction (Dreams ln Digital)“, and the set also included song such as  “Vague“, “Opticon“, and “Revival“. They closed the night with their two most popular songs, “Stitches” (my personal favorite), and their cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday.”

Judging by the crowds reaction and interaction to those last two songs, it’s obvious that Orgy still has it. The guys definitely put their all into this show, and more importantly, they were having fun! They interacted with the crowd, and just all around kicked ass.  Seeing this show reminded me of old times… like I was 17 years old again, watching Orgy play in my hometown with my best friends going crazy at my side.

I had an awesome time. If you have the chance to catch Orgy out on this tour, you definitely shouldn’t pass it up.

James Villa Photography © 2013 On Tour Monthly LLC

James Villa Photography © 2013 On Tour Monthly LLC

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