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Pieces We Are EP
Release Date: October 16, 2012, self-released, krisorlowski.com , andrewjoslynmusic.com
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Backed by a 17-piece orchestra, Kris Orlowski's folk-pop songwriting and Andrew Joslyn's symphonic arrangements come off a bit contrived, especially for an indie rock EP. But Joslyn's sweeping compositions next to Orlowski's honeyed baritone, mingled with the talents of friends including choir members Allen Stone and Campfire OK's Melodie Knight and Mychal Cohen still strike a chord--especially on the ensemble's cover of The Cure's "In Between Days," a rendering that uses soft orchestral layers to convey the classic tune's strong emotions.
Orlowski and Joslyn play the Triple Door on Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 pm with Wayfarer.