Fruit-and-veg whiz kid Allen Clapp of the Orange Peels can knock out a pungent slice of sunshine pop before you can finish your blueberry muffin. Yours for the taking, “The Real You” is a non-LP track he banged out a few weeks ago at Mystery Lawn, his Sunnyvale, Calif., studio. It’s the perfect complement to 2020, the 10-years-ahead-of-its-time new Orange Peels album on Minty Fresh. With a denser ensemble sound that seems like a finely polished cross between the Cars and the Only Ones, 2020 has plenty of Orange Peels zest with none of the pith.
“The Real You” (download):