Band/Artist Name: The Orchid

Recommended if you like: Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai

Story behind your band/artist name: The Orchid began life as a four-piece ensemble inspired by a shared appreciation of mind-expanding instrumental music, science fiction, and the unexplained phenomena inhabiting the far corners of the universe. The band's name derives from one of the mysterious stations on the popular TV show, LOST..

Band Members: Brian Anderson (drums), Jason Garber (guitar), Mark Lee (guitar), Clay Redding (bass), James Wolf (violin, guitar, keys)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Washington, DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: - We contributed a track to the recent ACLU benefit compilation released by DC label, Verses Records.
- Our music has been featured on WAMU 88.5 as part of their Bandwidth Capital Soundtrack program.
- We've performed locally at Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9, Velvet Lounge, and IOTA.
- We've shared stages with nationally and internationally touring acts such as The Twilight Sad (FatCat Records), Lost In The Trees (ANTI- Records), El Ten Eleven (Fake Record Label), and The End Of The Ocean (Future Recordings).

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: In 2015, we collaborated with Jonah Matranga (onelinedrawing, Far) on a remixed version of our original song, "Shadowing Lull."

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Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: post-rock, instrumental, ambient