Setlist: The Orwells

Photographed by Rachel Cabitt


On the eve of the release of "Terrible Human Beings," their second album, Chicago based band, The Orwells, shook Rough Trade, in Brooklyn, to the ground. Infamous for gyrating on The Late Show with David Letterman and taking his pants off on numerous, separate occasions, lead singer Mario Cuomo didn't disappoint. Together since high school, the band is a family affair. Mario and Dominic (guitar) are cousins, while Grant (bass) and Henry (drums) are twins, and Matt (guitar) ... we'll just say he's adopted. Finishing off their American tour, the band will be making their way to Europe this week. But before they made the trip, we had them fill out a few of our infamous "Setlist" questions. PSA: Mario may be a clairvoyant because he forecasted that we were going to ask them to write a haiku and everyone should learn to appreciate Illinois' grass god-damn it!


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