Out Today by The Orchard: Sweet Crude, The Last Magnificent & More

Sweet Crude - Isle Danse le MerHey everybody, spring is now in full swing and you know what that means: tons of new releases. That’s right, as bands gear up for festival circuits and summer tours, good music is popping up left and right. We got some superb stuff for you this week, with new records from Sweet Crude and Woods along with a delicious documentary that hits theaters this weekend. Let’s get to it.

If New Orleans isn’t one of your favorite places in the world, you’ve never been there. It’s a place buzzing with energy and unique culture. Born in the city that care forgot, Sweet Crude shares those same qualities. The band’s new LP Créatures is like nothing you’ve ever heard, guaranteed. It’s homegrown, electrifying indie rock built on a foundation of Creole tradition. French lore, colorful chants and powerful instrumentation make Créatures a celebration of life in New Orleans and beyond. Give it a stream on CoS and download it here.


BBC Music Magazine Award Winners: Recording Of The Year & More

BBC Music The votes are in from the annual BBC Music Magazine Awards and The Orchard labels took home a total of four incredible wins including the Recording of the Year!

Vasily Petrenko and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 triumphed as Recording of the Year as well as Best Orchestral Album. Released last June by Onyx Records, the beautiful Tchaikovsky revival transports listeners to the time of grand orchestral sound and elegance.


The Orchard & Joachim Trier Team Up Once Again for “Thelma”

ThelmaIt’s pretty obvious that The Orchard and Joachim Trier are a solid match. The pairing blossomed under Trier’s stunning Louder Than Bombs, now sparks are flying again as The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to the writer/producer’s new film Thelma. 

Thelma’s protagonist is a Norwegian student (named Thelma) that moves to Oslo, Norway, where she falls for a fellow classmate. We all know love can feel otherworldly, but in this thriller, it is literally supernatural. Caught up in study and a new relationship, Thelma realizes that she has frightening capabilities far beyond the average human.


Welcome, Andrew!

Andrew BordenIntroducing, Andrew Borden, Coordinator of Acquisitions, Film & TV

I’m a kid of the 90’s so TV/Film quickly became my babysitter and friend whenever needed. I grew up watching lots of blockbusters and Adam Sandler-esque comedies but discovered independent and foreign film (luckily) in my teens and became OBSESSED. It was clear that the best stories were being told outside of the studio system and I knew I wanted to be involved in that world. Fact: two of my all-time favorites are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Weekend.


Latin Music Gets Sync’d

Latin Music SyncThe Orchard’s Sync and Licensing Department has placed a growing number of Latin and Latino tracks. Working with a wide variety of Latin music, The Orchard Sync team identifies and establishes new relationships with major brands and entertainment properties to provide our Latino and Latin American clients with enhanced services for creative song placement and bilingual licensing help.

The Orchard has seen major success, scoring Latin song placements in the television shows Orange is the New Black, Legion and Su Nombre Era Dolores, as well as in the films El Silencio de Viento and True Memoirs of an International Assassin. Most recently, The Orchard landed a spot in episode 1005 of the Bravo! show Imposters, with “Grito Nocturno” by El Percal. In showcasing the breadth and variety of our extensive Latin catalogue, our Sync team taps into a growing industry recognizing the importance of multicultural marketing and branding reflective of the cultural nuances and diverse needs of Latino and Latin American consumers.