Formed in 2012, San Francisco-area natives Big Orange Fluff draw on a wide variety of influences for their debut EP, including The Beatles, Wilco, Jeff Buckley, Smashing Pumpkins, and Eric Johnson. The result, Thirty Years Disinterred, a catchy medley of warm melodies and pretty vocals written, recorded and mixed at Jeremy Gekov’s home studio over a six-month period.
“It has been a labor of love, to co-exist with each song from concept, through maturing versions, and finally finished piece,” Jeremy described the song-writing process.
“I would start each song thinking, this is going to be a simple song, just guitar and vocals, maybe some drums, but after recording the first layers I would go back and add other textures like cello, keyboards or vocal harmonies, while still trying to leave space in the song,” Jeremy said.
Jeremy’s sister, Vera Gekov, also shares vocal duties on two songs. “I remember when we were kids, and I couldn’t stand her singing all the time, but either she got better, or my taste improved, because we work well together now.”
San Francisco Bay area talent is prominently featured on the EP. Rebecca Roudman plays cello on two songs, bringing a cozy warmth to the music, and longtime friend, Justin Huff plays drums. Muralist Max Ehrman did the cover art for the album.
Big Orange Fluff has also produced a music video for the track “I Want My Life Back.” Featuring bright animation at its start, the video effectively illustrates the bittersweet melodies and catchy vocals.
Thirty Years Disinterred is available now on iTunes, Amazon and other major retailers.