Orgy back from its break, new music in works | Plainville Observer

Orgy back from its break, new music in works

March 22, 2013
The cover to Orgy’s new release, ‘Grime of the Century.’

The cover to Orgy’s new release, ‘Grime of the Century.’

Orgy comes to the Webster Theater in Hartford on Sunday.

Orgy comes to the Webster Theater in Hartford on Sunday.

After a long hiatus, the band Orgy is a back.
Stepping back from the scene in 2004, the band’s leader Jay Gordon resurrected the band in 2011.
Now, in 2013, the band is on its way to Connecticut on March 24 when it takes the stage at the Webster Theater.
In a phone call from the band’s stop in Houston, Jay was asked why the time was right to bring back the band, which is probably best known for its remake of New Order’s “Blue Monday.”
“It was something I wanted to do… I didn’t want to let the (Orgy) brand to die completely,” said Jay, “I finally got around to doing it…”
There has been a change in the line-up since Orgy last convened in 2004.
The band now includes guitarist Carlton Bost, who played in Deadsy, as well as being the current guitar player for synth band Berlin. Additionally, he has worked as a producer, writer, and re-mixer for various other artists. Also joining the Orgy fold is guitarist and keyboardist Ashburn Miller, who also played in Deadsy. He later put his focus on studio production prior to joining Orgy. Nic Speck is the bassist. And Jamie Miller has played drums or guitars for artists like …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and has been credited as producer, engineer, remixer, songwriter, programmer and session musician for various projects including the START, Night Horse, The Birthday Massacre
Of the new members of the band, Jay said, “Everybody is excited. They want to get out there and do this.”
The new line-up also offers him a whole set of tools to bring Orgy to the next level, said Jay.
And although the members are new to Orgy, Jay said he’s known most of them for  a considerable number of years outside of the Orgy conglomerate.
 “Grime of the Century,” which was released in December, is the first single of the new era Orgy. But, hard driving as it is, Jay said the single doesn’t tell the whole story.
The band needed to get a single out to declare, we’re back, he explained. But the new material being readied for two EPs in the works find Orgy putting “the pedal to the metal.” Orgy in 2013, he said, is a “whole different beast” than Orgy in 2004.
Sometimes when a band takes a lengthy break and reconvenes, their sound pretty much picks up where they left off. But Jay said this isn’t the case with Orgy. He said the band has evolved over the years.
“I’m not trying to do what I did yesterday,” said Jay. “Memories are memories.”
As noted Orgy is planning to release two EPs, rather than one single album. Jay said there is a method to this madness.
He said this way the band can focus on recording five to six killer—not filler—tracks for fans.
As for who he was looking to work with in terms of producers, Jay said he really had no one in mind. Essentially, he said, everybody in the band is already a producer
And when this new version of Orgy hits the stage, Jay said, “It’s explosive, for sure.” Just two shows into the tour when he was interviewed, Jay said, “I’m blown away by how good everybody is playing.”
Orgy plays the Webster Theater, 51 Webster St., Hartford on Sunday, March 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
For more information, go to WebsterTheater.com or OrgyMusic.com
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