Orphan was the brainchild of bassist/vocalist, Brendan Majewski, and drummer, Speck Brown. Born and buried in Brooklyn, NY, the power duo performed together from 2007 to 2011. Orphan has been compared to bands such as KARP & The Melvins, and described by Bob Nickas as “willful misfits, having mastered a kind of precise abandon — math
rock by an idiot savant. Or savants.” In 2008, Other Music named Orphan’s debut “the most ferocious record of the summer” and in that same year Vice Magazine named it “Record of the Month” in their August 2008 issue. Orphan’s three releases featured original artwork by artists: David Ratcliff, Gardar Eide Einarsson, and, finally, by Brendan Majewski.

RIP Brendan Majewski