|Orgone are back with Cali Fever, their second album for Ubiquity and a giant step from anything they have ever released in the past. This is a band in ascendancy, with more focus and purpose, and gigging like their lives depend on it.|
They pull on hard-nosed, stripped-down, New Orleans influences on tracks like ''The Last Fool'' and ''Crazy Queen.'' And effortlessly shift gears through more uptempo Afrobeat and Brazilian informed tracks like ''Matanza'' and summer anthem ''It's Time Tonight.'' Unlike previous releases, Cali Fever features all-original compositions, and no covers. With lead singer Fanny Franklin at the helm, the band rip through soul cuts like ''Give It Up'' and ''Overtime'' with a wild West Coast flair.
''Cali Fever refers to the vibes and energy coming out of California, specifically Los Angeles,'' explains the band. ''Coastal environments breed a certain sound, like New Orleans, Brooklyn, the Bay Area, and Miami. Los Angeles has a sound and a feeling for all of us and that's how we approached this record. It's an amalgamation of the eclectic things we've learned & heard mostly growing up in LA. We aspire to represent where we come from.''