Hey, everybody! I hail from Massachusetts, lived in the East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley) for four years and moved to NYC in 2011. In Berkeley, I gained my first exposure to the music industry (shouts to MOG/Apple Music!) and all things hyphy. Upon landing in NYC I worked at Kobalt Music Publishing, where I gained excellent friends who I just started a fun weekly podcast with.
Transitioning from a band to a solo career can be a tough task, yet Eleanor Friedberger has proven to be up-to-the-level. Introduced to music years ago as the front woman to the band Fiery Furnaces and now coming out with her third solo album — her first as a Frenchkiss Records artist — Eleanor has certainly established her own sound. Her latest album, New View, is a perfect showcase of this.
My favorite thing about Freeloader Friday? The variety. With each post, I get to pick The Orchard‘s ripest fruit and see what the flavor of the week turns out to be. But today, I’ve got a super wide mix of sounds for your musical consumption. Hope you’re hungry.
First course: a taste of piano, Acoustic and unaccompanied. Christian Kriegeskotte‘s compositions have been given life by pianist, Eric Clark, on the album, Le Mat: XXII Arcana for Solo Piano. Kriegeskotte‘s work is intricate with harmonic detail, and — according to I Care If You Listen — interestingly inspired by the Tarot system of divination.
Pretty much anyone who calls themselves a musician uses Facebook in some form or another to promote their music. But the question is, do they really feel like they’re making the most of the platform? For most, the answer is a resounding “no.” The truth is, while Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms, it’s also one of the least understood, especially from an artist’s perspective, so let’s go through some of the biggest mistakes and how to fix them. (more…)
Now that “wedding season” is winding down and everyone has had their fair share of Halloween tricks and treats, we thought it’d be the perfect time to let you in on our latest film acquisition, Demon, which had its world premiere at 2015’s Toronto International Film Festival.