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Watch the Orwells Cover the Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ on a Ski Slope

The Orwells left their gritty punk garage to hit the slopes for a performance of the Stooges' 1969 classic, "I Wanna Be Your Dog," as part…
James Grebey / January 29, 2015

Criminal Hygiene Deliver Pizza to the Orwells, White Lung in ‘Sold in the City’ Video

Criminal Hygiene shouldn't quit their day jobs for two reasons: One, they play fantastically boisterous garage-punk; two, they make for awful pizza delivery boys. In…
Killian Young / June 18, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Fucked Up, Parquet Courts, the Orwells, 50 Cent, and More

Happy Friday! Look what we arranged for you: A collection of album streams, featuring new records by Fucked Up, Parquet Courts, the Orwells, Bob Mould,…
Kyle McGovern / May 30, 2014

The Orwells and Twin Peaks Desecrate These United States

The Orwells have been making a mess across the country for the last few weeks, touring in advance of their new album, Disgraceland, which drops…
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2014

The Orwells Crush ‘The Righteous Ones’ in This Live Video

Best New Artist alums the Orwells are no stranger to the spotlight. They rang in this year with a highly memorable Letterman performance that ended…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2014

Future, Against Me!, Cloud Nothings, ScHoolboy Q Perform at SPIN/Stubb’s SXSW 2014 Show

More than 4300 people came through the 2014 edition of SPIN's long-running Stubb's throwdown, a pan-genre display of some of our favorite artists working today:…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2014

SPIN at Stubb’s Photos: Future, Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, Heat Up SXSW 2014

Ask any SXSW vet: The long-running SPIN showcase at Stubb's — which in the past has featured Vampire Weekend, Black Keys and Kings of Leon,…
Jolie Ruben / March 15, 2014

Don’t Miss Future, Cloud Nothings, and More at SPIN’s Stubb’s SXSW 2014 Party

SPIN has thrown a South By Southwest day party at Stubb's for the past 11 years, and that streak will continue in 2014. On Friday,…
Jen Jamin / March 13, 2014

Future, Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, and More Lead SPIN’s Stubb’s SXSW 2014 Party

SPIN's annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb's always showcases a wildly diverse lineup, and this year's — our 12th! — is no exception.
SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

David Letterman Really Loves the Orwells

Well, if this doesn't turn the Orwells into a national concern, we're not sure what will. The Chicago garage-punks made their network television debut on…
Kyle McGovern / January 16, 2014

Watch the Orwells’ Pervy ‘Dirty Sheets’ Video

Last month, the Orwells unveiled their sordid new single, "Dirty Sheets," a song SPIN previously heard live at New York City's Bowery Ballroom, where frontman…
Kyle McGovern / December 3, 2013

Hear the Orwells’ Sleazy New Single ‘Dirty Sheets’

Back in October, the Orwells tore through New York City's Bowery Ballroom, serving as the opening act for FIDLAR. Somewhere in the set — before…
Kyle McGovern / November 15, 2013

The Orwells: Chicago Garage-Punk Hooligans Defy Their Ageist Doubters

Who: The Orwells are a crew of underage scamps who keep their strain of boisterous, hook-littered garage-punk in the family. Frontman Mario Cuomo, 20, and…
Kyle McGovern / November 5, 2013

FIDLAR and the Orwells Bum-Rush NYC’s Bowery Ballroom

FIDLAR demolished New York City's Bowery Ballroom on October 24 with some help from underage garage-rock ruffians the Orwells. Beers were chugged, pants were dropped,…
Jolie Ruben / October 25, 2013

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

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…
Kyle McGovern / September 3, 2013

5 Best New Artists for September ’12

From a crew of scrappy Chicago garage punks to a bugged-out Southern rapper and Brits dabbling in folktronica, hear who needs to be on your…
Ken Bachor / September 4, 2012