Welcome again to our weekly segment, Out Today by The Orchard, where we give you the freshest finds from our labels’ new releases. This week have new material from New Zealand, a thrilling new film and a legendary surprise.
A wonderful label, Flying Nun Records is constantly putting out eclectic music from young acts that convey longevity in their momentum. In other words, when they put out a record from a new band, you know you’ll be hearing their name for years to come. Today is release day for New Zealander Fazerdaze‘s debut record Morningside, out on Flying Nun. The brain child of singer/songwriter Amelia Murray, Morningside is the creative culmination of years of songwriting done from Murray’s bedroom. The album is honest, approachable indie rock with the personality of a solo album and the sonic variance of a full band effort. If it sounds up your ally, stream it here and check out the video for ” Take it slow” below.
Next up is the digital download/on demand release of our new film Take Me. A comedy and a thriller wrapped in one, Take Me is about a man that runs a business simulating kidnaps. If you’re lost, let me explain: If people would like the thrill of being kidnapped, they call this guy, describe their fantasy and he makes it happen. Not something I would desire but hey, whatever. The film follows a sticky situation this man falls into when he kidnaps the wrong person, finding himself stuck in an actual kidnapping situation. Watch the trailer below and watch the film in its entirety here..
Wrapping up this week is a new collection from legendary jazz pianist/spiritual warrior Alice Coltrane. If you’re not familiar with Coltrane’s story, it’s a beautiful one. After finding success as a musician and losing her husband, John Coltrane, to sickness, Alice devoted her life to her religion and spirituality until her death in 2007. Now, 10 years later, David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Records is releasing eight of Alice’s previously unreleased recordings in a compilation titled World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. Learn more about Alice’s legacy from the video below and check out the explorative record here.