Orange Fight are a lo-fi pop, playful Americana, DIY band hailing from a college in the lush, woodsy state of Washington. But these aren’t just some students jamming out their droning garage rock on weekends, since the band is made up of all faculty members, mostly holding PhDs. Songs on their self-titled album, like the jangling “The Transfer (Interurban)” or Dandy Warhols-like “This Chaotic Divide”, center around the guitar and vocals of founder Neal Christopherson, who has a smoky, Tom Petty croon and a penchant for fitting key ideas into a smart, wordy phrase (e.g. “A bulldozed look and glandular rush” is one such kicker in “Let’s Go”). Though those more upbeat tunes are the standouts for me, the band also dabbles in a folkier side in songs like “Love Won’t Leave”, blending male/female harmonies that sound as sweet as 60′s acts like the Mamas and the Papas. (self-release/A Sonicbids pick) –Selina S.

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