The Orchard Adds Star-Studded “The Hero” to Sundance List

TheHeroOur team at Sundance doesn’t sleep and their efforts continue to prove fruitful. Late Sunday night, The Orchard took on all North American rights to Brett Haley’s acclaimed drama The Hero.

Lead by a strong performance from Sam ElliottThe Hero follows a washed up western film star named Lee Haden that has his life shaken by a very real off-screen enemy: a cancer diagnosis. The stark reminder of mortality pushes the actor into deep reflection as he reevaluates what matters in life. (more…)

Diet Cig Really ARE Good at This

Diet Cig, Swear I'm Good At This, Tummy AcheThe talk of the town has rightly surrounded Diet Cig and their debut album Swear I’m Good At This. Available for pre-order now and on sale April 7th through Frenchkiss Records, this record is guaranteed to draw the good, the punk, and the misunderstood.

Tummy Ache,” the first single off the album, already combats the relatable struggle to fit in alongside a battle of feminine expectations. Diet Cig note “‘Tummy Ache‘ is a big old I FEEL YA to all the femme folks creating space for themselves in a world that wants to keep us quiet.”


Indie Store Spotlight: Music Millennium

MillenniumIt’s an exciting and challenging time for me to start working at The Orchard as Sales and Marketing Manager for the company’s Physical Retail department. Music consumers continue to purchase CDs and vinyl for their music consumption. In 2016 CD sales were down but still dominated the business for configuration purchases. Vinyl album sales continued to grow to their best year in the past 25 years, increasing 10% over 2015 sales.


The Orchard Takes Home “Trophy”

TROPHYThe 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City and we’ve roped in a winner. The Orchard and CNN have acquired North American rights to Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau‘s hard-hitting big-game documentary, Trophy

Trophy is an ambitious, multidimensional look into the controversial relationship between those that profit from the wild and those that aim to protect it. As populations decline and value rises, the dynamic between big-game hunters and committed conservationists grows more and more complicated with each advancement on either side of the argument.


Freeloader Friday: The Proper Ornaments, ISLAND & More

ProperOrnamentsGood afternoon Freeloaders and welcome back to your home for fresh sonic finds, Freeloader Friday. As always, we have a stellar set of streams for your weekend playlist. Let’s get to it, shall we?

We’ll start off this week with a sophomore effort from London indie rock quartet The Proper Ornaments titled Foxhole. Guitar driven, melodic and low-key, Foxhole is an expression of extensive songwriting experience from dudes that have been at it for some time. The band is fronted by James Hoare of Ultimate Painting and Veronica Falls and Max Oscarnold of Toy and Pink Flames. The record is psych at heart, with frail hooks reminiscent of The Velvet Underground scattered throughout its mellow attitude. Recorded on an 8-track recorder, the apparent simplicity of each song acts as a cohesive quality throughout. If you’re looking to mellow out after a long week, I recommend you listen to the full stream here.