The Orbans: Lilting And Hypnotic "Like a Liar" hinges on the charismatic and evocative voice of The Orbans' singer, Peter Black, and his moving admission of romantic failure. It's a humble and soothing introduction to a new band that could quickly evolve into an old favorite.
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The Orbans: Lilting And Hypnotic

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Like A Liar

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Thursday's Pick

  • Song: "Like a Liar"
  • Artist: The Orbans
  • CD: When We Were Wild
  • Genre: Rock

These days, there are so many ways to discover bands that it’s hard to be blindsided outright. But the members of Fort Worth's The Orbans have flown mostly under the radar so far, which is a real shame once you hear When We Were Wild, the group's new album.

Favoring a tasteful brand of lush, roots-tinged indie-folk, the band is about as far from trendy as Fort Worth is from Brooklyn, and songs like "Like a Liar" sound all the more engaging for it. A lilting, hypnotic gem, "Like a Liar" hinges on the charismatic and evocative voice of Orbans singer Peter Black and his moving admission of romantic failure. Over time, the song evolves into an honest statement about the lies we tell ourselves to try to move on when all we want to do is look back. It's a humble and soothing introduction to a new band that could quickly evolve into an old favorite.