Influential Album: Oryx & Crake’s Keith Huff on NOFX “Punk In Drublic”


This is a special week as we celebrate the upcoming release of Atlanta based Oryx & Crake‘s long awaited sophomore album, Marriage, due out September 25th via Deer Bear Wolf Records. This week each band member has shared an album that has had a major influence on them personally, and subsequently bled into Oryx & Crake’s new album.

Marriage is an album worth celebrating for it’s cinematic structure, ever surprising moments through sound experimenting from the collective, yet woven together tightly never losing the listener. Make no mistake, Marriage is an epic indie rock album crafted by husband and wife Ryan Peoples and Rebekah Goode-Peoples and the band over 4 years, tackling the journey that is marriage, which doesn’t have to be their own marriage or yours, but in a larger sense, real life. We will have more on the album itself in the future leading up to the official release. Check out their latest single “The World Will Take Care Of Me”:

With Oryx & Crake’s very special album release show where you can get first peak of Marriage at The EARL in East Atlanta Village this Saturday (details below), we have been leading up to the show with frontman Ryan Peoples discussing an influential Sufjan Stevens album, cellist Matt Jarrard talks Pink Floyd, violinist Karyn Lu speaking on Zoe Keating, and drummer Erich Netherton on Primus.

In this installment, Oryx & Crake’s bassist, vocalist and guitarist Keith Huff talks his influential album from NOFX:

NOFX: Punk In Drublic

Oryx & Crake's Keith Huff on NOFX's "Punk In Drublic"

Oryx & Crake’s Keith Huff on NOFX’s “Punk In Drublic”

“NOFX’s “Punk In Drublic” is, by far, the most influential album I have ever encountered. I first heard it when I was 14 years old and just starting to play music badly in my friend Alex’s basement. It resonated with me so deeply because it’s fast, funny, heavy, punk as hell, and a little ridiculous at some points (all things I often consider myself to be). Above all, it taught me that big issues can always use a bit of levity, which is something I try to maintain in my own marriage now.

– Keith Huff/Oryx & Crake

If you are anywhere near Atlanta this weekend, you don’t want to miss this celebration, the Marriage album release party.

Details: On Saturday the twelfth of September at nine o’clock in the evening, Oryx & Crake has a very special “Marriage” release show planned at The EARL with a reception to follow at the Brigantine Beer Parlor and Recreation Hall with Dot.s.

Your RSVP is requested here. Formal attire optional.

More On Oryx & Crake:


Facebook: @oryxandcrakeband

Twitter: @oryxncrake

Instagram: @oryxncrake

YouTube: Oryx and Crake

Soundcloud: oryxandcrake

Bandsintown: OryxAndCrake

Check out the gorgeous album artwork by Bo Bartlett:OandC-Marriage_Cover_hires 3

* #OpenEarsInfluencers is a series highlighting an album that had a major influence on artists, music industry folks, and music fiends alike’s love for music, an album that was really a catalyst and started it all for where they currently are in their musical journey. 


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