Not Your Typical Butterfly Effect: Crazy Town Is Back

Crazy Town - The Brimstone SluggersReady for a throwback fixed with frosted tips, pierced lips and overtly provocative lyrics? Well come on pretty baby, because Y2K platinum record rockers Crazy Town are back with a new attitude, a new sound and a new album, The Brimstone Sluggers.

In an era of bands like P.O.D., Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit gaining popularity, Crazy Town rewrote the Alternative Rock/Rap story with their #1 track “Butterfly” back in 2001. The chart topping hit differentiated the band from others at the time, as they dropped eloquent rhymes over a smooth Red Hot Chili Peppers sample, creating a unique gem in the genre.


Freeloader Friday: Malpas, Windhand & More

windhandHey gang, did you know that today marks the first week of New Music Fridays? Starting now, all music worldwide will be released digitally on Fridays for even more weekend wildness. To mark this monumental day, we have compiled an especially exciting collection of new music for you. Let’s go!

To start things off, we have an EP download from the Indie Electronic Malpas. The duo, made up of writer Ali Forbes and producer Andy Savours, takes a uniquely organic angle on electronic, with beautifully sampled beats and sweeping synthesizers tied together by wonderfully melodic vocal hooks. This EP is no exception, and it will definitely help you head into the weekend with a smile on your commute home. The verses are reflective, the chorus is catchy and the mood is mellow.


Go Indie with Your Summer Movies

The OvernightSummer will always be summer at the movies. The hottest months make us want to shake off the weight of real life for an epic, otherworldly journey or a silly romp. After being teased by trailers since Christmas, we finally get pay-off in the form of star-studded sex comedies, hyper-enhanced comic book adaptations, and a soul-stirring run of tentpole animated family adventures. At least that’s the standard theory: hold the gold [statue hopes] for winter — quiet dramas and prestige pics have no place in long, languid days. Save the summer for simpler times, roller coaster ride plots, easy laughs, and pure movie fun for the masses.


Welcome, Rob!

RobGoldIntroducing Rob Gold, Manager, Licensing & Sync

I am overjoyed to be joining The Orchard’s sync licensing team based in New York, and I feel honored to get to work with all my fellow Orchardites.

Quick background on me: I was raised not too far from Jim Leavitt‘s home turf in suburban Boston, MA. As a drummer from a young age, I fell in love with music and was inspired by a range of influences from Blood, Sweat & Tears to John Coltrane and even musical theater when I lead acted in my high school’s productions. As I pursued a music business major at Hofstra University, I interned at Focus Features in Music/Business Affairs which officially turned me onto music supervision and licensing. Upon graduating, I music supervised/coordinated multiple productions including 2012’s Beasts of the Southern Wild.