Welcome, Caroline!

image002Introducing Caroline Blehart, Client Relations Coordinator, Catalog

Hello! My name is Caroline and I recently joined The Orchard as the Coordinator for Client Relations, Catalog division. Before my move to The Orchard, I worked on the label side of the industry at Sony’s Legacy Recordings and, prior to that, at Warner Classics and Erato (formerly EMI and Virgin Classics). My BA is in Ethnomusicology, and I have a deep interest in the international aspects of music. I love and listen to a variety of genres ranging from Tuareg Rock to ‘90s Brownsville Hip-Hop, and I am always on the hunt for the next amazing album. I’m very excited to be at The Orchard, and I look forward to meeting all of you soon!

Australian Metal Heroes Thy Art Is Murder Wage “Holy War” with New LP

ThyartismurderAussie head-bangers Thy Art Is Murder have just released part one of a multi-part series tracing the history of the band and the creation of its upcoming album, Holy War.

This first installment, titled “Holy War: Episode 1,” describes the band’s humble beginnings, initial touring efforts and questionable future after the release of its initial LP, Hate. The three-minute trailer wraps up with the band finding success overseas, and hardcore producer Will Putney eating a great big burrito.


Label Spotlight: Infopesa

In this Label Spotlight, we’d like to highlight the legendary Peruvian label Infopesa. Infopesa was the first Peruvian label to reach the Billboard Latin Charts with Los Pasteles Verdes and in addition to pioneering the Peruvian Cumbia (or Chicha) genre, their catalog also includes Pop Rock, Salsa, Boleros and Folklore.

Now, for the first time in its rich 40-year history, Infopesa is digitizing its entire catalog through The Orchard. We got to chat with producer and founder Alberto Maraví (pictured left with his son Juan Ricardo) about green cakes, space echoes, and never giving up.


Freeloader Friday: Malportado Kids, PRAYERS & More

889176790508Short and sweet today, folks, kind of like the bittersweet Bar Crawl we’re about to have this afternoon to bid adieu to Jaclyn Ranere. We’re gonna hit all the old haunts in celebration of #allthingsJacRan, both past and present! But before we get our drank on in the East Village, I’ll give you a quick rundown of this week’s musical gems.

Have you heard of Malportado Kids? I hadn’t until this week; now, I’m gonna be keeping my eyes peeled to find out what they’ve got coming next. This duo of “badly behaved kids” is dance-happy Tropical Synth-Punk. Get loco with frontwoman Victoria Ruiz’s blaring shouts combined with Norlan Olivo’s tribal bass beats. ‘Nuff said.


The Glitch Mob: Slaying the Summer Stage

the bladeLA’s electronic trio The Glitch Mob has just given fans the chance to see a new dimension of the group’s captivating live show with the release of a short documentary titled “The Glitch Mob: Behind the Blade.” The 16-minute mini movie focuses particularly on the Mob’s one and only stage design, boldly titled The Blade.

The Blade, pictured left, is an intense interactive design that blurs the lines between stage and instrument. Seemingly straight out of a science fiction flick, the concept started with the band bringing ideas to Hollywood set and stage professionals, pulling inspiration from “video games and space ship consoles” according to the documentary. The thing looks like it’s made of airplane engines and scrap metal, and has iPads, midi controllers and electronic drums built into it so that the band members can improvise during performances to better engage the audience.