Iodine Recordings recently announced the re-issue of Orange Island's ‘One Night Stay,’ which has been out of print for 15 years. Not only has the album been fully remastered featuring production by Matt Squire (Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, and The Used), this will also be the first time the album is available on vinyl. The re-issue will be out Sep 30 and you can pre-order it here. Today, we are premiering the song ‘Holy Bibles and Stained Glass Hotel Windows’.
“My mother once asked me if there was a musician that I idolized. I could tell that it came from a place of worry. I can’t imagine what the songs I was writing sounded like to people outside of the emo bubble,” says drummer Chuck Young. “I immediately tried to think of the most positive “rockstar” I could think of and I’m pretty sure I said, Lenny Kravitz. That seemed to satisfy her. I’m pretty sure she was waiting for a dead man’s name to leave my lips. There is an element of sacrifice to melting yourself down again and again in order to potentially move an imagined person. It’s really kind of nuts when you think about it.”
Hailing from the suburban mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts, Orange Island were once a household name during the late ’90’s and early ’00’s post-hardcore scene. Though they were often mislabeled as emo, a more accurate description of their sound would be abrasive, yet mature, indie-rock with an astute understanding of pop melodicism.
During their tenure, the band put out albums with Triple Crown and Rise Records and toured with the likes of The Movielife, Taking Back Sunday, and other luminaries of the era.
Oh, and there are rumors that there might be some reunion shows later this year…stay tuned.