Active from 1995 to 2002, Orchid was first and foremost a hardcore band. Orchid combined a post-modern aesthetic with hardcore punk, releasing several now hard to find splits (with bands including The Red Scare , Jeromes Dream , Combatwoundedveteran , Encyclopedia of American Traitors and the grindcore band Pig Destroyer ), a 10” record (Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! on Ebullition Records) and an LP (Chaos Is Me on Ebullition Records). Orchid’s members more often cite the German bands Systral and Carol as influences, as well as the French philosopher Michel Foucault. Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! and Chaos Is Me were released together as a single album, also on Ebullition Records. The band’s final release before their break-up was a self-titled album (commonly referred to as Gatefold) on Ebullition Records. Members went on to form the bands Wolves , Panthers , Ampere , Bucket Full of Teeth , and Transistor Transistor . Posthumously, a CD compiling all of their singles and split releases (Totality on Clean Plate Records) was released. The CD also contains compilation tracks and songs from the Dance Tonight… Sessions.
The band was formed while the members were studying at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in early 1998. Orchid played its last shows in a number of cities during the summer of 2002, the last of which was at the Advocate in Harvard Square in Boston.
The aforementioned Jerome’s Dream split was a one sided 10” in the shape of a skull. It was pressed in red ink, black ink, and glow in the dark black ink, with one band’s songs playing from the inside out and the other from the outside in.
Chaos Is Me : http://www.mediafire.com/?oga9axdyfhvvxdn
Orchid and Encyclopedia of American Traitors split : http://www.mediafire.com/?an535x9jnh4ad3m
Orchid and combatwoundedveteran split : http://www.mediafire.com/?dvuhqpr4gczw2lp
Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! : http://www.mediafire.com/?zj247s9wgxec2ew
Totality : http://www.mediafire.com/?u2rc6wnt5zhw8g1
Orchid and Jeromes Dream split: http://www.mediafire.com/?izbhq4g77snv8zu
Orchid and Pig Destroyer split: http://www.mediafire.com/?udmjm9kua664u01
Orchid and The Red Scare split: http://www.mediafire.com/?pn91in8farc5h71