Orange 9mm’s ‘Pretend I’m Human’ to receive first ever vinyl edition

Hardcore legends Orange 9mm weren’t around for long, but their debut album ‘Driver Not Included’ truly raised the bar in terms of aggressive crossover sounds. Their subsequent albums weren’t quite as sharp, but both ‘Tragic’ and ‘Pretend I’m Human’ continued to showcase a powerful act, never willing to tread water.

Their third full length album, 1999’s ‘Pretend I’m Human’ reached out to a core of fans, but was rather overlooked by the world at large. By 2001, it was out of print everywhere and has become increasingly hard to find.

On June 18th, ‘Pretend I’m Human’ will finally be available again. It’ll debut on streaming platforms on that date, but more importantly make its first appearance on vinyl in very limited numbers.

A rare live clip of the band from 1999 will give unfamiliar listeners a good idea of the band’s sound – check it out below.

Full details of the reissue and the all-important pre-order links can be found in the press release which follows.


Berlin-based indie label Thirty Something Records will release ‘Pretend I’m Human,’ the third and final album by legendary New York City post-hardcore band Orange 9mm. Available for the first time in twenty years and for the first time ever on vinyl, cassette tape and digital, the reissue features fully remastered tracks and new artwork and packaging.

The digital release will be available on June 18. Vinyl and cassette pre-orders have launched in the Thirty Something Records online store and via Rev and Deathwish in the U.S.

U.S. pre-orders available at:

Orange 9mm "Pretend I'm Human"

Orange 9mm "Pretend I'm Human"

EU vinyl pre-orders available here:

Pre-order the cassette here:

Total first pressing of 600 (vinyl) and cassette (50).

Albums ship in August 2021. Due to the current situation delays are possible.



Orange/Black Smoke – LTD. to 200

Orange/Red marble – LTD. to 200 (TSR label shop exclusive )

Bottle Clear – LTD. to 200



LP on heavy 180 gram vinyl

Insert with lyrics

24″ x 12″ Poster

Fly Sticker


Track Listing:

A1 When You Lie

A2 Lifeless

A3 Facelift

A4 Touching Skies

A5 Pretend I’m Human

B1 Dragons (You Know I Love You)

B2 Innocence

B3 Alien

B4 Tightrope

B5 Day One


Album Credits:

Vocals – Chaka Malik

Drums – Matthew Cross

Guitar, Bass – Taylor McLam

Engineer – Neil Perry, Rafael Serrano

Engineer [2nd Asst.] – Greg Gallegos

Keyboards, Producer, Mixed By, Programmed By – Neil Perry

Mastered By – Howie Weinberg

Remastered by Jan Oberg

Artwork by Onetricpony