Freeloader Friday: Myrkur, The Glitch Mob & More

FightAmpPicHey Freeloaders, it’s Friday again, and boy do we have some songs to share. First off, though, let me introduce myself: I’m Chris, and I’ll be taking over the Freeloader Friday space this summer at The Orchard. Let’s get going on this batch-o-tracks — these hits hit hard, so get ready to twist and shout in an aggressive way.

Firstly, we gotta full album stream from Punk-inspired Noise Rockers Fight Amp. They’ve been playing for about 12 years now, and their experience and musicianship is obvious. This heavy, tasteful record is badass, to say the least. Happy head banging!


Brain Farm and The Orchard Get Ready to Stun the Action Sports World

1779803_10152012479442252_663211364_n2017 to 2020 is going to be one hell of an action sports ride thanks to a new deal between Brain Farm and The Orchard. We’re extending our lead in action sports entertainment by partnering with the market’s global leader in action sports productions. Our 5-year, 11 film output deal will see some of the most excellently, beautifully and insanely crafted action sports films come your way, with the first hitting screens in 2017.

Brain Farm’s family is comprised of the most talented filmmakers, producers, musicians, athletes and all-around action sports gurus out there. The award-winning production studio is the brain child of Curt Morgan, who started as a pro-snowboarder himself. Along with good friend and pro-snowboarder Travis Rice, Morgan embarked on the rather large task of revamping digital cinema, specifically in the realm of capturing motion images in extreme sports. The duo started strong with That’s It, That’s All, followed by the #1 grossing action sports film on iTunes, The Art of Flight, and Morgan has since been making a rather big name for himself with some of the raddest, most innovative video and film production around.


Welcome, Caroline!

image002Introducing Caroline Blehart, Client Relations Coordinator, Catalog

Hello! My name is Caroline and I recently joined The Orchard as the Coordinator for Client Relations, Catalog division. Before my move to The Orchard, I worked on the label side of the industry at Sony’s Legacy Recordings and, prior to that, at Warner Classics and Erato (formerly EMI and Virgin Classics). My BA is in Ethnomusicology, and I have a deep interest in the international aspects of music. I love and listen to a variety of genres ranging from Tuareg Rock to ‘90s Brownsville Hip-Hop, and I am always on the hunt for the next amazing album. I’m very excited to be at The Orchard, and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!

Australian Metal Heroes Thy Art Is Murder Wage “Holy War” with New LP

ThyartismurderAussie head-bangers Thy Art Is Murder have just released part one of a multi-part series tracing the history of the band and the creation of its upcoming album, Holy War.

This first installment, titled “Holy War: Episode 1,” describes the band’s humble beginnings, initial touring efforts and questionable future after the release of its initial LP, Hate. The three-minute trailer wraps up with the band finding success overseas, and hardcore producer Will Putney eating a great big burrito.


Label Spotlight: Infopesa

In this Label Spotlight, we’d like to highlight the legendary Peruvian label Infopesa. Infopesa was the first Peruvian label to reach the Billboard Latin Charts with Los Pasteles Verdes and in addition to pioneering the Peruvian Cumbia (or Chicha) genre, their catalog also includes Pop Rock, Salsa, Boleros and Folklore.

Now, for the first time in its rich 40-year history, Infopesa is digitizing its entire catalog through The Orchard. We got to chat with producer and founder Alberto Maraví (pictured left with his son Juan Ricardo) about green cakes, space echoes, and never giving up.