Stream the Orwells' Scrappy, Garage-Dwelling 'Who Needs You' EP

Chicago crew's September 10 release features production by Dave Sitek

The Orwells
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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

The Orwells dropped an EP earlier this year — that would be June's Other Voices — but the Chicago five-piece have already lined up a second, the fast-approaching Who Needs You. Out September 10 via East End/Canvasback, the four-track collection fits nicely alongside the Best New Artist alums' previous output of fresh-faced but decidedly scruffy garage-punk. Boasting two self-described "rip-off" songs — one an homage to the Misfits ("Open Your Eyes"), the other a nod to the Black Lips ("Salvation Is a Parking Lot") — and some production work from TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek (only on "Who Needs You"), the upcoming short-player delivers 12 thrilling minutes of tuneful, teenaged hooks. Hear it all below.

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  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 7 Adventures — Your Sweetness " 04:10

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