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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