Interview - Jay Gordon of Orgy
Back in 1998 Orgy’s album, 'Candyass', put the band on the map and had fans wanting more. Orgy distinguished themselves again in the early 2000’s with the release of 'Vapor Transmission'. Then the band all but vanished from the music scene following 2004's album 'Punk Statik Paranoia'. However, founding Vocalist Jay Gordon has resurrected Orgy with a stellar new lineup and now, with constant touring, new music and a full-length album in the works to be released later this year, Orgy is once again making a name for themselves and hitting their stride.
Tony Jones: For those of us who haven't had a chance to catch Orgy live or maybe have caught a live show in a couple of years, what can people who attend your upcoming gig expect?
Jay Gordon: Provided all goes well, a really good show. We've been working really hard to connect with the crowds and to make sure we are on point. We have been alternating the headline spot with PM5K, so depending on which day it is you will see a different headliner
Tony Jones: Orgy is about 2 weeks into the huge 'Set to Stun' North American tour, how is the tour going so far?
Jay Gordon: Really good. We have had a blast performing as always and the crowds seem really receptive and what not, so no complaints.
Tony Jones: Orgy has been pounding the pavement over the past few years. It seems like you are always touring, how has the reception been?
Jay Gordon: Well, it can always be bigger and better so we try and get out there as often as possible and to re-establish that ultimate fan base we used to have, but no complaints the fans have enjoyed it as much as I could have imagined.
Tony Jones: How do you prepare for tour?
Jay Gordon: I like to start hiking a bunch before we get out on the road to get my stamina way up, touring takes a lot of energy as you can imagine. It's definity my favorite part of the whole music thing. Touring is where it's at other than that we rehearse and game plan a bit so things go smoothly.
Tony Jones: Orgy has been around for over two decades now, how would you describe the journey?
Jay Gordon: It's been one hell of a ride that's for sure. You take the good with the bad and do your best to overcome adversity as best you can. For the most part it's been a great. I wouldn't trade it for another profession that's for sure.
Tony Jones: The "Talk Sick" EP marked a return to the studio for Orgy, tell us a little bit about that project?
Jay Gordon: We needed some new material so I did what I always do and started putting ideas down with Carlton and the band and everyone got together a bunch to take the ideas to the next level and complete the ideas and turn them into full length songs. We also worked with some other up and coming producers to take things over the top a bit and create some new ideas from scratch which is always a lot of fun. We are all proud of the talk sick EP and looking forward to completing the new record and see how that goes as well.
Tony Jones: Excitement seems to be building for "Entropy", due out in 2017, what can fans expect from the new album?
Jay Gordon: We think it's gonna be the best album we have done to date. We don't wanna rush it for the sake of putting new material out. We all want to be happy with the records we put out. I think the vocals lack if you rush through things super fast since vocals are usually the last element before mixing and mastering, they tend to suffer when you're rushing to make a deadline, so we don't wanna do that. We also have some other collaborations we are trying to put together on this one so we need to see those through as well.
Tony Jones: What does Orgy have planned next?
Jay Gordon: Just touring and putting the new record out and then tour some more!
Orgy brings their hard-hitting music to Fete Music Hall on Saturday, January 14th.
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