Allston dream-pop project Orca Orca debut new track, unveil EP details, play TTs Thursday


Shark Week is finally over, so it’s high time to shift our fairweather seafaring respects back to where it truly belongs: the almighty whale.

Jimmy Hewitt’s Allston-based dream-pop/post-punk project Orca Orca released new track “Climb” today, and it’s another shimmering guitar-rock spin through ennui-pop’s brightest bedrooms. “Climb” is also the first taste of new EP Tidals, Orca x2’s first bit of new jams since last year’s Remnants EP, and a nice aural warm-up for the band’s show Thursday at T.T. The Bear’s Place with Crystal Stilts.

“Tidals is a collection of songs that I recorded at home this summer with the exception of the full band version of ‘Designated Driver’ that was recorded by Jason Finkle with Ben Husk, Justin Mantell and Darin Thompson at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, NY last fall,” writes Hewitt on his Tumblr. “This summer has been a series of ups and downs and I got a new fuzz pedal. All of which can be heard in these songs.”


Tidals is out August 27 as a digital download as well as 100-run cassette via Disposable America. Check out “Climb,” plus the EP’s track listing and artwork, below.

Orca Orca Tidals
1. Climb
2. Tomorrow
3. SDH
4. Vacation Homes
5. Designated Driver (CRT session)


Orca Orca Tidals EP

Orca TTs August Flyer