Wall of Orange was born in Dallas, Texas in 2015 as a collection of songs written by Gary Parks, an indie film and commercial music composer and member of Dallas space rock legends The Tomorrowpeople. Heavily influenced by Shoegaze and Neo-Psychedelic giants of the ‘90s such as The Verve, My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins, Parks set about looking for a sound that would encompass both his love for layered, dreamy soundscapes and the pop sensibilities he had honed during his years in the TV and Film Industry.
After an extensive demo process, recording for eight songs that would become the debut album began in the Spring of 2016. Parks enlisted longtime musical friends Danny Rix on bass guitar and Matt hunt on drums and recording at Pure Evil studios continued into the summer, with final mixing taking place during July and early August. While final polish was taking place on the mixes, video production for the first single, “Sweetest Blue” began. Mastering for the record was done by Carl Saff in Chicago.
With the addition of guitarist Jay Spence and keyboardist Aaron Long, the line up was completed and rehearsals began for the band's first tour. With the help of US and UK radio airplay as well as a very active social media presence, Wall of Orange continues to gain a following worldwide.
This Dallas debut show celebrates the release of their album on vinyl.
Other local favorites The Angelus and Sudie (recently featured at the Dallas Observer Music Awards) open the evening.