Posts By: Matt Houser & Blake Russell

Get Your Play On: New Dogs, Old Tricks


As part of The Orchard’s Creative Licensing team, we’re always on the hunt for interesting covers. This month, we’ve assembled a playlist of some of of our favorite discoveries from the past year, including Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes taking on the Big Star power-pop classic “Thirteen;” The Dandy Warhols‘ rumbling electronic-tinged rendition of The… Read more »

Better Together: One Year Later


Last year’s Orchard-IODA merger brought a veritable treasure trove of great new music into our system. We’ve had the very pleasurable opportunity to do a fair bit of exploration over the last 13 months and thought we might share a cross section of highlights. The following playlist includes household names to some of today’s buzziest /… Read more »

Ten You Might’ve Missed


Since January 1, The Orchard has added over 60,000 UPCs to its digital distribution catalog. These ten grabbed our crate-diggin’ hearts faster than we could say “Nyan Cat Triple Bypass.” The New Mastersounds: Breaks From the Border [Tallest Man] Seventh album of warm retro-leaning funk and soul-jazz from these long-grooving Brits, this is The New Mastersounds’ first platter recorded… Read more »

The Orchard’s Wintry Mix


Brrr – it’s getting cold outside. Here are fifteen of our favorite winter-themed tracks, including Kina Grannis‘s new single “In Your Arms” [watch “2011’s Best Stop-Motion Music Video” via Billboard]; a song about social hibernation by Canadian alt-country singer Terra Lightfoot [“[her voice is] rich, malleable and melancholic… fit for sweaters and cellos,” Globe & Mail]; and a stark… Read more »