Code Orange to Talk “Strenuous” Artwork Process for ‘Underneath’ in Latest Livestream Episode

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Code Orange may be stuck at home like every other touring band, but they’re making the best of it. In particular, Pittsburgh heavy-music experimentalists have placed themselves at the cutting edge of music livestreaming. First, on March 14th,  Code Orange teamed with Twitch for a revolutionary livestream concert film LAST ONES LEFT: in fear of the end, which ambitiously intercut performance footage with cinematic imagery and drew nearly 13,000 concurrent viewers while trending Top 15 on Twitter in the United States. The show — played inside a mostly empty venue due to COVID-19 social-distancing restrictions — also marked the group’s first concert with vocalist-drummer Jami Morgan stepping out from behind the kit and manning the mic as Code Orange’s frontman, as well as including the live debuts of numerous cuts off of the band’s new LP, Underneath.

Next, Code Orange launched the “YOU AND YOU ALONE: a livestream series” which kicked off March 30th on the band’s Twitch channel with an improvised performance/visual experience from the band’s electronics/synth mastermind Eric “Shade” Balderose. Then, on April 13th, guitarist Reba Meyers hosted a guitar clinic and playthrough Q&A with fans.

Now the band has announced installment three, which will air tonight, Monday, April 27th, at 8pm ET. As announced on their Twitter: “Titled ‘b e h i n d t h e g l a s s,’ the stream will be conceptual conversation with the band’s Jami Morgan and Shade Balderose as they dive into the long and strenuous process of creating the artwork for Underneath and discuss some of the lore behind the album. From sketches, 3D rendering, and life casting one another in their basement for months, the band will be answering fan questions about how it all came to life.”

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