Freeloader Friday: Mouth Tooth, Sleigh Bells & More
Hello hello to the world’s Freeloaders on this wonderful Friday. There’s been some big news lately about streaming services such as Spotify, Google Play and more extending to new countries. Not to mention a new friendship between China and yours truly that we’re all pretty excited about. Globalization is sick! Anyways, we have the tracks you need to hear this week. Ready?
Mouth Tooth is a duo of dudes that have mastered the art of indie. With a minimalist approach of electric guitar and vocals, this band will have your heart strings yanked midway through track one. The band’s new record Group Therapy / Memory Foam is a combination of two EPs written several years apart that still manage to intertwine beautifully. In a somber mixture of Kurt Vile and Yo La Tengo’s slower music, Mouth Tooth‘s style has been called a “soundtrack to a film” due to the the band’s strong emotional pull and sensory timbre that gives you a visual and feel with each melody. The group’s artistry is obvious and apparent in the their music videos as well, I recommend checking them out. Stream Group Therapy / Memory Foam here.
What The #&@$ Do You Do, Andrew?!?
Senior Account Manager, Video Services
Joined The Orchard in October 2012
We know you’ve made quite the ascension at The Orchard and recently moved to a new position on the Video Services team. In this new role, what the #&@$ do you do Andrew?!!?
Well, I gotta start by saying that it’s quite the honor to have been chosen for WTFDYD, thank you! It has been an awesome four years here at The Orchard since I started as a part-time QC Coordinator in what was then a very small YouTube department. Honestly, the growth I’ve been fortunate enough to experience here is owed in large part to The Orchard environment and the people around me. (more…)
Meet TUNS: Canada’s New Power-Pop Supergroup
TUNS (pronounced “tons”) is a Canadian trio featuring Matt Murphy (The Super Friendz, The Flashing Lights), Chris Murphy (Sloan), and Mike O’Neill (The Inbreds). Or: “Three of Canada’s best songwriters/musicians from the ’90s having a blast for their sake and ours.” (Exclaim!) Or: “A trio of eternally boyish and Beatlesque voices veritably born to sing and play together.” (The Toronto Star)
Introducing Chris Davis, Associate Product Manager, Master Rights
My name is Chris K Davis, joining The Orchard as an Associate Product Manager for Master Rights. Most recently, I worked to create tools for artists, managers, venues and promoters at Bandsintown. Before that, I worked for a media company specializing in music technology trade publications, and every so often, I moonlight in the evenings as a Product Management teaching assistant at General Assembly. A few times each quarter I write for music magazines including DJ Times, ClubWorld and The Music & Sound Retailer, with examples of my most recent cover story here and most recent tech review here.
Freeloader Friday: S U R V I V E, Communist Daughter & More
Hello my freeloading friends. Back again in need of a wicked weekend soundtrack I see? Perfect, because we have oodles of good stuff for you this week. We’ll get a little spooky, a little angsty and maybe even a little… romantic? Let’s see how it goes. Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the free music!
As we enter October and the brisk breeze of fall necessitates jeans and jackets, the idea of Halloween becomes a daily thrill. Although Halloween is arguably the best holiday, it’s a tough one for music fans because we can only turn to creepy classics to welcome in the season. Don’t get me wrong, I freakin’ love “The Monster Mash,” but I could use some new material on my Halloween playlist. Enter S U R V I V E, the Austin electro-dark wave quartet responsible for the Stranger Things soundtrack. The band’s new record RR7349 arrives today just in time for the scariest month of the year. Even taken out of the Stranger Things and Halloween context, RR7349 is one of the strongest and most unique electronic albums I’ve heard in ages. These guys are avid retro gear-heads, and the dusty synths they’ve compiled blanket the recordings in irresistibly warm lo-fi textures. If you’re in the NYC area, S U R V I V E is playing in Brooklyn on Halloween night. If you’re too scared to handle the live show, you can just stream their new album here.