Ron Evans is one of the most creative people I’ve ever known. He spends every day making artwork, music, film, comics, robots, podcasts and now he’s even putting out a science fiction magazine. His absurd level of productivity should be an inspiration to us all.
For several years, he’s created music under the moniker The Bloody Oranges, recently adding band members Jon-Mark Pitts on drums and Christopher Hart on bass for his live performances. Evans plays guitar and keyboards, as well as leading with his sweet and pulpy vocals. The only reason you’ve never heard of him is because he’s, like, uberly independent and lives in East Wenatchee, Wash. (a place you’ve probably never heard of), but that doesn’t mean everything he creates isn’t completely magnificent.
You can listen to his latest album, “Mars Needs Our Cats,” on Bandcamp before it’s available for sale, but in the meantime, consider picking up his 26-song collection of outtakes for free. “The Sheep Experimentation Station” includes some of my very favorite Bloody Oranges songs, including poppy offerings such as “Whiskey James,” “Shine” and “Flowers & Lysol.” Evans draws from a great range of inspiration, but if you’re into stuff like The Dandy Warhols, Superdrag and even a little Pink Floyd, a lot of this stuff may be right up your alley.