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:
EU vinyl pre-orders available here: https://thirtysomethingrecords.bigcartel.com/product/orange-9mm-pretend-i-m-human-lp-pre-order.
Pre-order the cassette here: https://thirtysomethingrecords.bigcartel.com/product/orange-9mm-pretend-i-m-human-tape-pre-order
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
A1 When You Lie
A4 Touching Skies
A5 Pretend I’m Human
B1 Dragons (You Know I Love You)
B5 Day One
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