Sun & Moon
Orbitmann is an all-original Hard Rock trio based in Austin, Texas. Not since Guns 'n' Roses has there been such an honest, ballsy and musical display of reverence for rock's hallowed spirit. Adrian Bencomo (lead vocals, guitar), Upton Ethelbah (bass guitar, harmony vocals) and Pete Langhans (drums), take organic, grungy and strangely melodic 'angst-folk' from it's naturally acoustic habitat and lovingly place it into the lush realm of full-on, unapologetic, and driving guitar-rock heaven. In it's endeavor to keep genuine rock music alive in a morass of contrivance and mediocrity, Orbitmann draws from and pays tribute to the greatest bands the world has ever known. By coupling a profane disregard for the status quo with a steadfast respect for great songwriting and practiced musicianship, Orbitmann's alchemy delivers nothing short of pure gold. Other ingredients in this tantalizing sonic recipe (in addition to the requisite meat and potatoes) include a dash of Brit-pop, a pinch of grunge, and a smidgen of metal. The whole package is then tastefully garnished with a fresh sprig of prog and a knowing sprinkle of punk. Suggestive of such timeless bands as Jane's Addiction, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, The Kinks, AC/DC, Alice in Chains, and U2, Orbitmann picks up, dusts off, and carries aloft the blazing torch of Rock n' Roll, injects it with magic fuel, and charges on to illuminate the uncharted musical territories.