Orchards started as a duo in early 2013, after former middle school pals Austin Tracy and Evan Wagner ran into each other at a Tame Impala show. Guitarist Tracy and drummer Wagner operated in that form for nearly a year, playing gigs, recording and posting demos (they even did some sessions with Maps & Atlases bassist Shiraz Dada) before adding to the mix the sensational Kyle Stone, who brings a John Entwistle-like presence to Orchards. The trio has played some smoking gigs in the area recently — including at a MidPoint Indie Summer show on Fountain Square with San Fermin, Lemon Sky and The Ridges. It’s got to be time for that album to drop.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Blue Cheer if they’d been steered by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. (BB)