Code Orange to Launch Livestream Series With Shade Improvised Performance

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On March 14th, Pittsburgh heavy-music experimentalists Code Orange teamed with Twitch for a revolutionary livestream concert film LAST ONES LEFT: in fear of the end. The event was originally supposed to be the band’s record release show for their critically acclaimed new Underneath LP, but due to coronavirus concerns, the venue postponed all its scheduled shows in March, leaving the group to scramble. In the end, the livestream — which was pulled together at the last second and yet ambitiously intercut performance footage with cinematic imagery — drew nearly 13,000 concurrent viewers and trended Top 15 on Twitter in the United States. The show also marked the band’s first show with vocalist-drummer-bandleader stepping out from behind the kit and manning the mic as Code Orange’s frontman, as well as including the live debuts of numerous standout songs off of Underneath.

Hot on the heels of that highly successful livestream, Code Orange have announced the “YOU AND YOU ALONE: a livestream series.” It kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. EST on the band’s Twitch channel with an improvised performance/visual experience from the band’s electronics/synth mastermind Eric “Shade” Balderose.  In addition to spearheading the electronic elements of Code Orange’s music, Shade is also instrumental in shaping the group’s visual output. He animated and directed the band’s recently released video for the single “Sulfur Surrounding.” Future episodes of the new livestream series will be announced in the coming days.

You can order Underneath now, and also check out all kinds of other cool Code Orange stuff, right here.