PREMIERE: The Orphan The Poet’s “Terrible Things” is Mayday Parade meets Manchester Orchestra

The Orphan The Poet

It’s been a long journey for The Orphan The Poet—the Dayton, Ohio, band started way back in 2009 and has been slowly chipping away at their sound ever since, releasing a slew of songs along the way. But now, with their new Terrible Things EP, it feels like the band has finally figured out who they are. Today, we’re premiering the title track from that EP, and it sounds a bit like if Derek Sanders from Mayday Parade sat in on a Manchester Orchestra band practice where they all just spent the time trying to figure out each song on Weezer’s Pinkerton. Vocalist/guitarist David Eselgroth explains:

“When I sent ‘Terrible Things’ to the other guys, I honestly expected to be laughed at. I just figured they’d tell me to stop listening to so much Weezer or something, and I was fully prepared to toss the track into the ‘maybe someday’ pile. Luckily, my bandmates had keener foresight than I did. I’m really proud of this song because it’s such a reach for us stylistically, but at the same time, it feels connected to where we came from.”

The Orphan The Poet’s Terrible Things EP will be released June 3 and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch the Orphan The Poet on the road this June with Conditions and this July with Cardboard Kids:

June 9 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA w/Conditions
June 10 – Santos Party House – New York, NY w/Conditions
June 11 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA w/Conditions
July 22 – Thompson House – Cincinnati, OH w/Cardboard Kids
July 23 – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN w/Cardboard Kids
July 24 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/Cardboard Kids
July 25 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO w/Cardboard Kids
July 26 – Davey’s Uptown – Kansas City, MO w/Cardboard Kids