With all due respect to Arcade Fire, the 53rd Grammy Awards’ most surprising moment came when prodigiously talented but relatively unknown jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding beat out Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Justin freaking Bieber in the “Best New Artist” category. (Bieber nation was NOT amused). Jazz lovers might… Read more »
Orchard Artists Win 8 Nominations At The 2011 Grammys
We’re pleased to announce that the following Orchard-distrubuted artists and albums have been nominated for 2011 Grammys: Acclaimed neo-soul singer Bilal, was nominated for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for the song “Little One from his third album, Airtight’s Revenge (“[a] dynamite album — one that could take a decade to be fully processed,” Allmusic). Released in… Read more »
K. Gates’ “Who Dat” featured in the Spike Lee documentary “If God Is Willing And da Creek Don’t Rise”
The sequel to Spike Lee’s Katrina documentary When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts, titled, If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise, will air tonight and tomorrow on HBO in 2 parts. Part I will air tonight, Monday, August 23rd, and Part II on Tuesday, August 24th. This documentary marks the… Read more »
Charles Sheffield’s “It’s Your Voodoo Working” in one of the funniest commericals of the year
TBS featured this advertisement for Tiger Beer in their funniest commercials of the year: 2009 special. The ad uses Louisiana-born soul singer Charles Sheffield’s 1961 track “It’s Your Voodoo Working.” Kevin Nealon hosted the show. Click here to buy on iTunes [track 53].
The Orchard lands The Raveonettes’ “Last Dance” on Gossip Girl
The Raveonettes add an additional dose of delightful seediness to tonight’s episode of the hit CW series Gossip Girl. Their single “Last Dance” is used during what we’re told is a pivotal scene. OMG we can’t wait! Click here to buy The Raveonettes latest album In And Out Of Control on iTunes.