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The Orange Peels: Square³

A project in Santa Cruz, CA by Allen Clapp

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Square Cubed is a remastered version of the original first album by the band + inaugural vinyl pressing + demos + unreleased tracks
Backers: 99
Average Pledge Per Backer: $67

Funded: $6,591 of $5,000
Dates: Jan 17th -> Feb 19th (33 days)
Project By: Allen Clapp
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Latest News

Becoming The Orange Peels: Chapter 10—Back in San Francisco, and The Name Game

February 19th - via:
The Orange Peels at last. Official publicity photo circa 1997. After our Minneapolis adventure was finished, the album was done. During our residency at the Terrarium, Square had grown to 14 songs and it had changed considerably from the 11-song... (Read More)

Thank you!

February 16th - via:
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Becoming The Orange Peels: Chapter 9—Something Strange Happens

February 13th - via:
Bob Vickers at the drumkit—where a single Neumann U-67 was better than 10 microphones at capturing his performance on Something Strange Happens. During our first days in the studio, when the energy was high, and we’d already knocked “All the... (Read More)

Without your devotion . . .

February 7th - via:
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Becoming The Orange Peels: Chapter 8—Remixing and Regretting

February 6th - via:
Track sheets from our time in California—pre-Pro Tools, and extremely analog. The band flew home after several days and I stayed on for a few more to work with Bryan on remixing a handful of the tracks we recorded in California. I think the songs... (Read More)

Backer Update No. 1: Alternate mix of "Get it Right"

February 4th - via:
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Becoming The Orange Peels: Chapter 7—Detours, Re-dos, and Uncharted Country

February 3rd - via:
December 1996, The Terrarium, Minneapolis. The sessions took a bit of a detour from the label-approved plan, however. That happened pretty quickly. We weren’t necessarily supposed to record “All the World” — the label had never even heard... (Read More)

Becoming The Orange Peels: Chapter 6—All the World, All the Sound

February 1st - via:
The band heads to Minneapolis in the dead of winter to record new material. We spend a week in the Terrarium recording studio with producer Bryan Hanna. Our first day in the studio, we settled in. Since we didn’t bring much with us other than... (Read More)

Minneapolis, Minty Fresh, Moving On

January 30th - via:
Artwork concepts were in full swing before we headed to Minneapolis. Little did we realize how much the album would change before it saw the light of day. So, after the X-mas debacle happened, I picked up the phone and told the tale to the Anthony... (Read More)

Becoming The Orange Peels—Chapter 4: Saved by the Melvins

January 28th - via:
Colonel Mustard and Mrs. Peacock in the Lounge with the Candlestick. But who killed whom? It didn't matter. We were now without a record deal. Meanwhile, our album was almost finished, and in fact, working with Jeff, we had completed a version of... (Read More)

Becoming The Orange Peels—Chapter 3: Starstruck, and Revenge of the Band

January 25th - via:
Allen Clapp and his Orchestra on stage at the NXNW music festival, opening for John Cale and Cake. It wasn’t that difficult to make room for Bob in the band. Larry shifted to full-time guitar, Bob moved to the drum throne, and Jill and I were... (Read More)

Becoming The Orange Peels—Chapter 2: The Hired Gun

January 24th - via:
Allen Clapp and his Orchestra play the Berkeley YWCA in 1995. Jeff had decided he wanted to hire a session drummer for the album—something the band and I were highly skeptical about—and we decided we should at least hear this person and give... (Read More)

Becoming The Orange Peels—Chapter 1: Four-Track Breakdown

January 22nd - via:
It’s 1995, and my first album, “One Hundred Percent Chance of Rain” had come out a year or so ago under the monicker “Allen Clapp and his Orchestra.” It was time to start something new. With a few new songs in hand, and an eye to release... (Read More)

Let the Updates Begin

January 22nd - via:
The Orange Peels at Spaceland, Los Angeles, 1997. Welcome to our Project Update series! These will run throughout and beyond the end of our campaign in two different channels: Public updates that will be available to any and everyone; and ... (Read More)

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