A gorgeous, messy cluster of melody and jangle, Young Orchids' songs are instantly accessible, yet somehow left-of-center. Drawing inspiration from the timeless sounds of early rock n' roll and doo-wop, combined with the expansiveness of shoegaze, and the rawness and swagger of early 70's protopunk, Young Orchids have created a unique flavor that transcends direct comparison. The band has earned its reputation as a ferociously energetic live act in their Atlanta hometown and neighboring cities, effortlessly weaving raucous, boisterous pop songs together with lush, haunting soundscapes.
Young Orchids' debut LP entitled Afterglow was produced, mixed, and engineered by Kris Sampson, who has worked with artists such as Train, The B-52s, Butch Walker, Dead Confederate, The Coathangers, and Balkans. The album was mastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Don McCollister and was released physically and digitally on RoadOasis Recordings in Spring 2011. Tracks from Afterglow have been featured on compilations from Favorite Gentlemen Recordings and TheBlueIndian.com, and have received airplay from stations such as 99X, WREK 88.5, and AM1690.
Young Orchids have shared the stage with Mayer Hawthorne, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Gringo Star, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Ponderosa, and Th Bridges. They have appeared on Comcast Bands On Demand as well as the IndieATL live music series.