Freeloader Friday: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Opeth & More

PrettyYearsWhats going on Freeloaders? September treating you okay, I hope? I know summer is over for many of us, but luckily, Freeloader Fridays are year round baby! Free tracks every Friday of the year’s 52 weeks (except maybe holidays or something, give us a break). Anyway, we have a delicious crop for you this week, so let’s eat.

I don’t know about you, but I get excited every time I hear about a band embracing a Bruce Springsteen influence. Indie punks Cymbals Eat Guitars cited The Boss as a big impact on their new record Pretty Yearsand these New Yorkers-turned-Jersey absolutely nailed it. Gritty vocals, big choruses and even a few saxophone lines put this band in a brand new light, and it fits fantastically. If you’re in the need for a parkway anthem or a midnight ballad this weekend, reach for Pretty Years. You can stream it in its entirety now, and I insist you do.


Artists from The Orchard Found in a Television Near You

orchard-syncThe Orchard’s Sync Licensing team has some exciting TV placements to share with you this week. From old school tracks on comedy roasts to a music on the most talked about new show of the season, we hope you’ll enjoy watching these as much as we do.


What The #&@$ Do You Do, Sylvia?!?

sylvia medeirosSylvia Medeiros
Retail Marketing and Operations Manager, Brazil
Joined The Orchard in April 2015

We know that our South American presence is a crucial branch of The Orchard tree, but what the #&@$ do you do, Sylvia?!!?
As a retail manager, I have to be close to the main digital services in Brazil and guarantee they are aware of our content, so we can secure good features for new releases, be part of special promotional initiatives, and be the first to know about something important to our labels, like a new tool or campaign. The other part of my job is taking care of our clients. The kind of support I give to each one varies a lot, from operational support and providing reports and data to more hands on things like planning socials schedules and analyzing accounting. Last, as a YouTube account manager, I oversee 35 channels partnered with our network, providing support to our clients and helping them optimize their channels. Oh, and of course, I also keep my eyes open for potential new clients for us in Brazil. (more…)

Welcome, Margaret!

Margaret Gordon PictureIntroducing Margaret Gordon, Coordinator, Theatrical Publicity

Hi all! I am so thrilled to be joining The Orchard’s publicity team as the Coordinator of Theatrical Publicity. I worked with The Orchard’s Director of Theatrical Publicity, Rebecca Fisher, for two years at PMK*BNC. Together we worked on many theatrical campaigns including LIFE ITSELF, SLOW WEST, WOMAN IN GOLD, and PEACE OFFICER. We also worked on awards campaigns for The Weinstein Company’s slate for the past two seasons. I also have worked on publicity campaigns for various home entertainment releases including The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.


Freeloader Friday: The FRIGHTNRS, Apollo Brown + Skyzoo & More

frightnrsalbumHey Freeloaders, what’s going on? Pretty crazy week over here in the NYC office as we’re already registering the whole gang for SXSW 2017. Crazy stuff right? We even have a panel up that you can (and should) vote for if you wanna see us down in Austin. But you guys aren’t here for that, you’re here for free tracks. We got some biggies this week so let’s break it down.

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been talking quite a bit about The FRIGHTNRS here at The Orchard. That’s because we’ve been super excited for the reggae group’s excellent LP Nothing More to Say for months, and finally, it’s out today! For for true reggae fans, it’s got that warm lo-fi sound that made the genre famous decades ago. Upon first listen, the deep grooves of this record cut right into you and you can feel your body and mind loosen up. After a closer listen however, you’ll start to catch the dark lyricism from late frontman Dan Klein, giving the record a whole new dimension and depth. They’re from Queens, but by the sound of it, you’d think these dudes were veterans right out Jamaica. Give the record a stream, it is sincerely something special.