The Orchard Lands Raoul Peck’s ‘The Young Karl Marx’

The Young Karl MarxThe Orchard has acquired US distribution rights for The Young Karl Marx. The film was directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award nominee Raoul Peck. Starring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps, The Young Karl Marx is planned for a theatrical release this fall.

A historical tale of friendship and passion, the story traces the footsteps of legendary Karl Marx through the Socialist movement and founding of the Communist League, as it originated in Paris during the 19th century. The forward thinking of Marx, his wife Jenny and industrialist friend Friedrich Engels, sparks fear in a society seemingly unequipped of change. The team take on a world-wide battle for the oppressed aiming to encourage revolution by questioning everything society has come to accept.


Cord-Cutters Rejoice: YouTube TV Is Coming Soon

YouTube TVSo you’ve broken up with cable but secretly miss live events or DVR? Welcome to YouTube TV.

If you are a fan of watching sitcoms, dramas, sports, and movies LIVE, YouTube TV is for you. Unlike any of the other current streaming and subscription services, YouTube TV will not only stream live TV, but subscribers have access to a cloud DVR, YouTube Red Originals and great service on all screens. Get all this at half the cost, zero commitments and with six accounts.

INSTANT LOVE “Living Album” Takes Shape With “Crazy Love”

Crazy Love INSTANT LOVEINSTANT LOVE kicked off March 8th on International Women’s day with “Kind Woman” performed by Erin Durant. The project is a collection of famous love songs that were originally sung by men about women, reimagined with female vocalists. The songs apply to mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, lovers, and everything in between.

The brain child of Allison Zatarain and Richard Gottehrer, the tracks are continuously released via Instant Records. As part of The Orchard, Instant Records is able to experiment with distribution efforts. In a single-driven market, how do you promote a full album (or more) of tracks?


Out Today by The Orchard: Red Baraat, Neruda & More

Hello and happy Friday to all. The weather outside is getting a bit warmer and things are starting to heat up here at The Orchard, as well. This week, we’ll tackle your new favorite party band, deliver something new for our alternative fans and present one of our most exciting films to date. Let’s take a look at what’s out today by The Orchard.

We’ve talked quite a bit about the infamous Red Baraat here on The Rind and for good reason: these dudes know how to get the people going. Eight members strong with all sorts of instruments I’ve never heard, Red Baraat fills a stage with musicians and fills any space with sonic electricity. Their eclectic mix of rock, hip hop and Bhangra results in some powerful dance music. Our friends at NPR even deemed them “The best party band in years.” After months of anticipation, their album Bhangra Pirates arrives today via Rhyme & Reason Records. Check out their amazing Tiny Desk Concert below and grab the album here.


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.