Out Today by The Orchard: The Shacks, Czarface & More

The ShacksHappy Friday everybody! Spring vibes are beginning to approach and the festival season is just around the corner. Today we present you three of the freshest releases varying from some old school and satirical hip-hop, to hypnotic dream pop – all of which you may come across on various stages this summer.

First up we have The Shacks, a blend of 60’s psychedelia, 70’s soul and 90’s dream pop stemming from vocalist/bassist Shannon Wise and guitarist/producer Max Shrager, who are only in their early twenties. The Shacks was formed in 2014 when Max asked Shannon – who had never recorded before – to do the vocals for a track at a studio in Queens, NY. Shannon’s voice was exactly what the track needed, and they both knew that it was the start of something astonishing. Haze, released by Big Crown Records, is the debut album of The Shacks and is anticipated to be one of the big breakouts of the year. The band is already buzzing from their cover of “This Strange Effect” for an iPhone commercial. Wise’s overdubbed dreamy vocal stylings feel as weightless as silk yet at the same time, they are central to the tunes. Listen to the addictive single “Follow Me” below and get lost in the comforting waters of The Shacks here. (more…)

Welcome, Carla!

Carla CamposIntroducing, Carla Campos, Interactive Designer

Hi everyone, my name is Carla Campos and I recently joined The Orchard as an Interactive Designer.

I graduated from Parsons School of Design with a degree in Communication Design. I enjoy designing beautiful and useful experiences for people. In the past, I have worked for Bustle on the Branded Content team helping brands stay relevant to millennials. Before that, I worked with the product team at Samsung where I helped visualize the future of television design.


2018 Juno Award Winners Revealed In Vancouver

The 2018 Juno Awards wrapped this weekend, announcing the winners of Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. The Orchard’s labels and partners earned a number of awards for their musical prowess of the previous year. The diversity of our winners is unmatched in both genre and technique. From funky island World Music winner Kobo Town to Metal/Hard Music winners Anciients, it’s such a treat to enjoy and honor such a variety of talent.


Bachata Champions Aventura Reach Over 1.5 Billion Streams

Aventura 1.5 Billion StreamsFor the first time ever, Aventura’s catalog has surpassed 1.5 billion streams in a single year across all streaming platforms, up 9.2 percent over the previous year. This total includes over 944 million audio streams and over 613 million video streams.

Out Today by The Orchard: Deva Mahal, Lissie & More

Deva MahalAs women’s history month is coming to an end, we are excited to keep the positivity flowing with three impactful women that are making the world a better place with their music. Grab your headphones and join us in recognizing great contributions made to the arts by women. From the stomping anthems of R&B goddess Deva Mahal, to Lissie’s revelation of a new personal era and transcending into the deeply emotional folk tunes of Courtney Marie Andrews, here are three amazing women-made releases, all out today!