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Nothing Is Forever, So Enjoy The Shrine’s New Single Right Now

THE SHRINE - Bless OffComing off of a hard-rocking debut album Primitive Blast released just last summer, the guys from The Shrine are back with a new single premiering on Vice’s Noisey titled “Nothing Forever.” With a determination to get in the face of all who listen, The Shrine has developed a Skater-Rock attitude, mixed with a 70′s Garage Rock sound that hits hard and doesn’t let up for a second.

Hailing from LA, The Shrine takes influences from Black Sabbath, which explains their Psychedelic, riff-heavy Rock. Named one of LA Weekly’s ”Top Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2012,” The Shrine is out to dominate the world this time with their new album Bless Off, released on Tee Pee Records on March 11th.

In the first single off of the album, “Nothing Forever” starts with heavy Black Sabbath/The Sword sounding riffs that rip open the beginning, allowing drummer Jeff Murray to build his drum fills until the song takes off into post-punk skaterdom. Noisey captured their sound perfectly, saying that “Nothing Forever” feels “just like the soundtrack to dropping into an empty pool.” Check it out for yourself and be sure to blast this one all the way to 11.

Welcome, Ari!

February 12, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

 Cohen_AriIntroducing Ari Cohen, Coordinator, Entertainment Acquisitions

Hi everyone. I’m based out of our Los Angeles office and have joined The Orchard as the Entertainment Acquisitions Coordinator in the Video/Film department. I began working here part time shortly after graduating from UCLA.

I lived in Santa Barbara prior to moving to Los Angeles. I’m an avid tennis player and runner. I also write screenplays and go to stand-up comedy shows during my free time. I’m a fan of The Office and Breaking Bad and my favorite movie from 2013 was Gravity.

Looking forward to the year ahead!

Freeloader Friday: The Glitch Mob, Sam Roberts Band, Fanfarlo, Naomi Pilgrim, Neil Davidge, The Shrine, Damaged Bug, Within Temptation and Drowners

February 7, 2014 Freeloader Friday No Comments my god. Do we love you, or what? You know we do, so let’s get your Friday Freeloader Funday on with these marvelous bundles of joy.

If you’re recovering from last night’s Thirsty Thursday specials, The Glitch Mob’s pulsating new album Love Death Immortality will get you right back on your feet. The sophomore Electro-Metal album can now be streamed in full on iTunes Radio in the U.S. (sorry international folks!) in advance of the release next week. Next up, stream Sam Roberts Band’s newest album in full. Roberts said the album’s theme is meant to make you “dance but also try to say something about the life we are living.” See if you agree.

Make sure you’re keeping up, there’s more. Fanfarlo’s streaming their upcoming album in its entirety, and you do NOT want to miss the scores of Disco Dance infusions with 80s sax lines and Talking Heads-esque vocals. Once you’ve finished bopping around in your chair, tone it down with Naomi Pilgrim’s lush album, available for full streaming (along with an interview well worth the read).

Enough with all the albums! On to the track releases. Let’s begin with Neil Davidge’s darkly danceable “Gallant Foxes” track (featuring the vocally delectable Cate Le Bon). When you’re ready for a more Hardcore Shredder, look no further than The Shrine’s headbanger, “Nothing Forever.” After you’ve blown off your head with that one, go for the mellowed Space-synthed Electro track, “Photograph,” from Damaged Bug, a.k.a. John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees.

Now for some amped-up imagery. Watch Within Temptation and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum belt out “Whole World is Watching” from the rooftops, with a side story of redemption and rising from the fall. If that one starts causing you vertigo, switch over to Drowners’ much more subdued “A Button on Your Blouse” video — quite a cutesy, 90s nonchalant house party vibe.

And that’s a wrap. Download, stream, watch — whatever it takes. But make sure you enjoy all this free Friday goodness!

The Glitch Mob: Full album stream via iTunes Radio
Love Death Immortality out February 11 on Glass Air Records

Sam Roberts Band: Full album stream via Paste
Lo-Fantasy out February 11 on Paper Bag Records

Fanfarlo: Full album stream via KCRW
Let’s Go Extinct out February 11 on Blue Horizon

Naomi Pilgrim: Full album stream via Noisey
Naomi Pilgrim EP out now on Cosmos

Neil Davidge: “Gallant Foxes (feat. Cate LeBon)” track stream via The Guardian
Slo Light out February 25 (US) / March 2 (UK + RoW) on 7Hz Productions

The Shrine: “Nothing Forever” track stream via Noisey
Bless Off out March 11 via Tee Pee Records

Damaged Bug: “Photograph” track stream via Pitchfork
Hubba Bubba out February 25 on Castle Face Records

Within Temptation: “Whole World Is Watching (feat. Dave Pirner)” music video premiere via VEVO
Hydra out now on Nuclear Blast

Drowners: “A Button On Your Blouse” music video premiere via Noisey
Drowners out now on Frenchkiss Records

The Orchard Chart Toppers: January

The Orchard Chart Toppers

2014 has certainly started with a bang! With highly anticipated releases out from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Drowners and L.O.C. to upcoming albums that hit the charts as soon as pre-orders went live like The Glitch Mob and Tycho, we got a slew of #1s around the world and in various genres. Our films have been killing it too, with hits in Documentaries, Actions Sports, Independent and even Horror.  We couldn’t be honored to be working with such high-caliber artists. Congrats!

PS. This is only a snapshot of our artists’ chart positions. They’ve also placed in many genre charts on both Billboard and iTunes, but we’ve zoned in on the more general charts for the purpose of this post.

WEEK ENDING February 2, 2014

Billboard Top 200
#69 — Red Dragon Cartel: Red Dragon Cartel [Frontiers Records]
#93– Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Daptone Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#60 — Red Dragon Cartel: Red Dragon Cartel [Frontiers]
#81– Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Daptone Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#18 — Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Daptone Records]

Billboard Heatseeker Albums
#8 — Cecile McLorin Salvant: Womanchild [Mack Avenue]
#14 — Amy Ray: Goodnight Tender [Daemon Records]
#16 — Primal Fear: Delivering The Black [Frontiers]
#16 — Drowners: Drowners [Frenchkiss Records]

Billboard Tastemaker Albums
#9 — Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Daptone Records]

Billboard Hot Singles Sales
#1 — Vince Gelonese: Every Dream [Omni Entertainment]

Billboard Hard Rock Albums
#3 — Red Dragon Cartel: Red Dragon Cartel [Frontiers]

Billboard R&B Albums
#10 — Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Give The People What They Want [Daptone Records]

Billboard Jazz Albums
#3 — Cecile McLorin Salvant: Womanchild [Mack Avenue]

Billboard Tropical Airplay
#1 — Johnny Sky: “With Or Without You” [Premium Latin]
#6 — Renzo: “Perdi El Control” [Mayimba Music]

Italy Top Albums
#7 — Elisa: L’anima vola [Sugar Music]

Portugal Top 30 Albums
#4 — Tony Carreira: 25 Anos [Farol Musica]

Denmark Top 40 Singles
#6 — L.O.C.: “Marquis” [SGMD]

ARIA (Australia) Top Albums
#19 — Various Artists: Triple J Like A Version 9 [ABC]

iTunes Top 200 Albums
#148 — Red Dragon Cartel: Red Dragon Cartel [Frontiers Records]
#161 — Within Temptation: Hydra (Bonus Track Version) [Nuclear Blast] * pre-order

iTunes Metal Albums
#1 — Within Temptation: Hydra (Bonus Track Version) [Nuclear Blast] * pre-order

iTunes Metal Songs
#5 — Within Temptation: “Dangerous (feat. Howard Jones)” [Nuclear Blast]

iTunes Italy Top Albums
#6 — Elisa: L’anima vola [Sugar Music]
#10 — Negramaro: Una storia semplice (Deluxe Edition ) [Sugar Music]

iTunes Denmark Top Albums
#1 — L.O.C.: Sakrilegium [SGMD]

iTunes Denmark Hip Hop/Rap Albums
#1 — L.O.C.: Sakrilegium [SGMD]

iTunes Sweden Top Songs
#1 — B. Robin: “Fired (feat. J-Son)” [Cosmos]

iTunes Russia Top Albums
#1 — Sherlock: Music from Series 3 (Original Television Soundtrack) [Silva Screen]
#5 — Владимир Высоцкий: Избранное [Мелодия]
#13 — Grigory Leps: The Best [Nikitin]
#19 — Nautilus Pompilius: Эта музыка будет вечной. Наутилус — 30 лет [First Music Publishing]
#20 — Grigory Leps: The Best (Deluxe Version) [Nikitin]

iTunes Turkey Top Albums
#3 — Various Artists: Sounds of Anjelique, Vol. 7 [Yeni Dunya Muzik]
#6 — Fazil Say: İlk Şarkılar [Ada Yayincilik]
#12 — Oğuzhan Koç: Ben Hala Rüyada [Esen Elecktonik San]
#16 — Çeşitli Sanatçılar: Organize Oluyoruz, Vol. 3 [Dokuz Sekiz Muzik]

iTunes Brazil Top Albums
#4 – Varios Artistas: Amor à Vida – Internacional [Som Livre/Globo]
#6 — Jorge e Mateus: Live in London – At Royal Albert Hall [Som Livre/Globo]
#8 – Claudia Leitte: Axemusic (Ao Vivo) [Som Livre/Globo]
#18 — Jorge e Mateus: A Hora é Agora (Ao Vivo em Jurerê) [Som Livre/Globo]

iTunes Documentaries US
#14 — Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]

iTunes Sports Movies US
#15 — Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]

iTunes Documentaries CA
#8 — Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]
#11 – Slednecks 16 [Slednecks Inc]

iTunes Sports Movies CA
#11 — Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]
#15 — Slednecks 16 [Slednecks Inc]

iTunes Documentaries UK
#7 — Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]

iTunes Sports Movies UK
#3 – Into The Mind [Sherpas Cinema]

iTunes Documentaries AU
#18 — Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream [Sony Music]

iTunes Sports Movies AU
#8 — Moto 5: The Movie [The Assignment, Inc.]

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The Ins and Outs of the 2014 Winter X Games

Winter X 20114The 2014 Winter X Games returned to Aspen, CO this past weekend for its 12th year at Buttermilk Mountain, where the festival finished up in a spectacular fashion. Fresh faces found themselves gracing the podium with many of the top athletes either opting out of X Games to keep their bodies healthy for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi Russia, or having injuries hinder their performance and keep them from making the finals.

Notable absences were Shaun White and Tom Wallisch. White, who was set to go for his 7th straight Gold medal in Men’s Snowboard Half-Pipe, opted to pull out of X Games to better prepare himself for the Winter Olympics where he hopes to earn a 3rd straight Gold medal, even withdrawing from the inaugural Slopestyle competition to focus his energy. Wallisch, who came off a stellar 2013 season dominating competition and starring in The Wallisch Project, struggled in competition and failed to make it to the finals due to a torn ACL while training in October.

The festival kicked off on Thursday with an emotional night of competition in the Snowmobile Freestyle Final, an event where last year, Braaap! 13 athlete Caleb Moore lost his life in a tragic accident during competition. There to lift spirits was Caleb’s little brother and fellow Braaap! 13 athlete Colten Moore, who used his older brother’s passing as an inspiration and truly elevated his performance to earn himself a Gold medal.

Mark McMorris, who is under the media microscope with the upcoming release of a documentary about him titled Making Your Mark: The Snowboard Life of Mark McMorris, is known for throwing down progressive tricks with a smooth style. McMorris came to Aspen looking to three-peat in the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle event. But when you go big and push the limits, sometimes the limits push back. This was the case for McMorris who managed to put down an impressive run that earned him second place, but on his third and final run, he fractured a rib and it cost him the Gold. Never one to get discouraged, McMorris is heading to Russia to heal up and prep for the Slopstyle competition where he will be representing Canada, despite his injury.

Henrik Harlaut showed up to the course on Saturday with his patented calm and fluid style, ready to defend his Gold medal in the GoPro Ski Big Air Final. Harlaut plowed through the field and threw down a nosebutter dub 12, a trick he learned only days prior to competition. Look for Harlaut to bring his A-game to Sochi this year where he will also be representing Canada in the hopes of bringing home a Gold medal. In addition to dominating the competitive ski scene, Harlaut found time to come out with some bangers for Inspired Media’s Let it Flow: The B&E Movie.

In addition to all the action that goes down on the mountain, you’ll also find a killer music scene in Aspen during Winter X. The concerts went down live at Wagner Park and featured Phoenix with Matt and Kim on Saturday night, and Tiesto with Axwell on Sunday night. Both performances were absolutely going off and had tons of energy, which really escalated the fan experience at the Games.

All in all, the X Games were a total success and we look forward to seeing our athletes compete at the Sochi The Olympics!

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