Do You Remember When You First Heard…LaBradford?


First Heard: Anjou Music can be a magical experience. There are certain songs or records that evoke a time and place. In rare instances the experience is so visceral that I can remember exactly where and when I first heard a record.

This is true of the Sex Pistols “Pretty Vacant,” The Clash’s ”Complete Control,” N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton,” Oval’s “Do While” and Radiohead’s OK Computer, to name but a few. Also on this list is LaBradford’s Mi Media Naranja, which I first heard in Kim’s record store on St. Marks Place, NYC in the winter of 1997. Whenever I hear the hauntingly beautiful reverb drenched opening of this record, I’m immediately transported back to that moment.

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Welcome, Jenna!


Welcome, Jenna WassermanIntroducing Jenna Wasserman, Content Management Coordinator

Hey everyone! I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year.

I’m extremely excited to join the Video Services team here at The Orchard as a Content Management Coordinator. I recently graduated from the Ramapo College of New Jersey last May with a degree in International Business. Thereafter, I traveled for a few months to South America and Europe where I found myself meeting lots of interesting people, trying lots of different foods and even sleeping in dirty hostels. I’ve previously interned at Warner Music Group, however, this is my first ‘big girl’ job, so to speak.

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Record Store Day 2017: Exclusive Releases


Record Store Day 2017Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees. The event continues to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US, and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today, there are participating stores on almost every continent of the world.

This year, the tenth RSD will take place Saturday, April 22. To generate more excitement for devoted music consumers and record collectors, exclusive RSD releases are developed by recording artists and labels. Over the years these titles consist less of new music with increasing catalog reissues of previously released vinyl. A complete list of titles were announced yesterday at a press conference at the Gibson guitar showroom studios in midtown Manhattan.

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What The #&@$ Do You Do, Mamuna?!?


Mamuna OyofoWTFDYD Mamuna Oyofo
Senior Director, Product Marketing & Design
Joined The Orchard in March 2014

We always see you running between the third and fourth floors with the product team, what the &%$* do you do?!!?
I do run around a lot, primarily to get my Fitbit steps in (j/k). Throughout the day, I’m tackling various tasks. At a very high level on the design front, my team and I work to establish a center of excellence for user-centered design vision and standards across all of The Orchard’s products.
In a broad sense, a product is anything that affects our customers.

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Out Today by The Orchard: March 17th, 2017


Welcome to the second installment of The Orchard’s weekly Out Now series, where we break down a few new releases in music & film. This week, we’re going to span from metal, to pop, to a little standup comedy. Prepare to head bang, hum along and laugh out loud.

Florida metal legends and self-declared “cavemen of metal” Obituary roared back to life this week with a self-titled record. Obituary, the band’s tenth record, is a mix of old school hardcore and kickass rock & roll that fans love them for. In self-titled fashion, Obituary comes from the core, exploring the band’s history and exposing their rock solid foundation in a culmination of 10 tracks. Check out “A Lesson In Vengeance” and get the album here. (more…)