2011 might earn a place in history for many reasons. Among music fans however, it marks the launch of Reznor’s Orchid, the debut album from We Govern We.
We Govern We is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Panos Scourtis and Anna Karakalos, who cut their teeth in acclaimed Greek alternative rock band Sigmatropic where they had the opportunity to open for and collaborate with such stars as Moby, Nick Cave, and Carla Torgerson (of The Walkabouts). Moving from Greece to California they soon found the right collaborators in Adrian Burke and John Boutin (formerly of Gwenmars). The finishing touch and ultimate vote of confidence is provided by producer and resident sage Daniel Ash, of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets fame.
Reznor’s Orchid is not so much a debut album as a carefully crafted music box, giving insights into the band’s multiple influences and a balanced mix of the band’s many facets. From the radio-friendly riff of Come Atlantis, to the mystical power of Edgar Allan Poe inspiredAnnabel Lee, and the teasing cover of Tears for Fears’ Shout, We Govern We have created a showpiece of immediate allure and enduring power.