Freeloader Friday: Blank Realm, Perez Patitucci Blade & More


Blank Realm Illegals In HeavenHappy Friday, Freeloaders! My name is Adam DeAscentis and it looks like I’ll be taking over the weekly responsibility of delivering the latest and greatest from The Orchard. We’ve got a lot of listening to do this week so let’s get to it!

Blank Realm’s latest album, Illegals in Heaven, has been streaming on Stereogum this week and, by the time you read this, it’ll be fully out in the world thanks to Fire Records. An upbeat, opening track with a Punk edge busts down the gate, but eventually the album settles into feel-good, danceable Synth-Pop territory. Make sure to add “Palace of Love” and “River of Longing” to your weekend party playlist for some extra cool points.

After featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant earlier this summer, let’s make some space for Jazz yet again in our weekly roundup! This time we have a track premiere by Perez Patitucci Blade called “Looking For The Light”. Released last week on YouTube, this track features a trio comprised of three master musicians, all of whom are known for their work with grammy-winning Jazz titan, Wayne Shorter. Check out this enlightening acoustic track and mark your calendar for the full-album release of Children of the Light on September 18.

If you like acoustic guitars, check out Duquette Johnston’s new music video, “It Was You,” which premiered this Tuesday via Pop Matters. But don’t just listen! Dig into the song’s lyrics and the video’s imagery to discover the profound message of this aesthetically pretty song.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you! Tweet at The Orchard (@orchtweets) or myself (@adam_deascentis) with #FreeloaderFriday and let us know which of our features you like best!

Blank Realm: Full album stream via Stereogum
Illegals in Heaven out now on Fire Records

Futurebirds: “Hotel Parties” track premiere via Paste
Hotel Parties out September 25 on Easy Sound Recordings

Windhand: “Hyperion” track premiere via Metal Hammer
Grief’s Infernal Flower out September 25 on Relapse Records

Say Lou Lou: “Hard for a Man” track premiere via Noisey>
Lucid Dreaming out now on Cosmos

Dreamcrusher: “Adore” track premiere via Pitchfork
Adore out now on Fire Talk

Christian Mistress: “Ultimate Freedom” track premiere via self-titled
To Your Death out September 18 on Relapse Records

Perez Patitucci Blade: “Looking For The Light” track premiere via YouTube
Children Of The Light out September 18 on Mack Avenue Records

Christian McBride Trio: “Cherokee” track premiere via YouTube
Live from the Village Vanguard out September 18 on Mack Avenue Records

Princess Century: “Sunscream” music video premiere via Under the Radar
Progress out October 16 on Paper Bag Records

Duquette Johnston: “It Was You” music video premiere via Pop Matters
Rabbit Runs a Destiny out now on Communicating Vessels

Holiday Mountain: “Get Really Freaky” music video premiere via NPR
You Be You, Pt. 1 out now on Clean Bill Music

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