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The debut release from the Massachusetts post-hardcore/emo outfit Orange Island. Orange Island were once a household name in the scene after numerous US tours and releases on Iodine, Triple Crown Records, and Rise Records. While never fitting neatly into a box when it came to genres, Orange Island brought influences from post-hardcore, emo, and punk, while maintaining a unique sound that was well ahead of its time. Shape of Calling is an upbeat album full of sing-along anthems, but the lyrics focus on loss, regret, and struggling with alcoholism in a small depressed suburban mill town. Produced by Michael Poorman of Hot Rod Circuit. Fully remastered now for its 20-year anniversary by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden and featuring the bonus cover of Crimson and Clover.
A split release with Friend Club Records, limited to only 100 copies on an orange cassette.
“Sounding like a drop-D tuned Saves the Day or Jawbreaker, this Clinton, MA, quartet fuses gut-quaking East coast post-hardcore rhythms, à la Quicksand, dual guitar interplay and intelligent and earnest lyrics.” - EXCLAIM
01. When it Was New Years Eve Three Times a Week
02. Always Goodbye
03. The Pledge of Allegiance
04. Eyes Closed to Motion
05. Making Her (Walk the Plank)
06. Personal Vendetta
07. Crimson and Clover
Orange Island was: Dave Gorman, Chuck Young, Brendan Dickhaut, and David Chouinard
Produced by: Michael Poorman at The Church Studio in Boston, MA 2001
Mastered by: Colin Decker at M-Works, Cambridge, MA
Re-Mastered by: Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden, July 2021
Artwork by: J. Bannon
100 x Orange Cassettes (Iodine / Friend Club Records)