TGIF! Welcome back to another music-filled Friday here at The Orchard. This week (just like the week before) we’ve got a wonderful group of releases for you – including an imaginary-character-led album by Ziggy Alberts, a homage album to the late and beloved Charles Bradley, and a powerful (and much-anticipated) album from Kælan Mikla.
2017 Libera Award Nominees: Daptone Records, Relapse & More!
A2IM has announced the official nominees for this year’s Libera Awards. Taking place at Playstation Theater on June 8th, the award series celebrates the best in independent music. From Creative Packaging to Best Sync Usage, A2IM leaves no stone unturned. Last year Daptone Records released Charles Bradley’s Changes. Charles Bradley finds new life, spilling his heart… Read more »
Get the Right Holiday Playlist for You
Seasons greetings. The holiday season is here and we’ve got a nice little gift for you. We’ve curated not one, but FIVE holiday playlists: Traditional, Choral, Pop, Swing and Alternative. Featuring tracks from a diverse array of Orchard artists; you can play anything from The King’s Singers, The Sixteen and The Boston Pops to Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and The Raveonettes. But… Read more »
Freeloader Friday: Airbird, Lost Boy ? & More
Hey there beauties, Melissa here! Although Chris definitely knocked last week’s Freeloader Friday out of the park, it feels great to be back and ready to share another awesome batch of free tracks with you all. Let’s get this show on the road! If you thought nature-inspired music started and ended with musique-concrète composers, think again. Producer Joel… Read more »
Freeloader Friday: Ugly Heroes, Rogue Wave & More
This week brought in a fair share of fresh new tracks from The Orchard’s crop. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Fans of intellectually invigorating hip-hop, rejoice — Ugly Heroes are back. The collaborative project of Detroit producer Apollo Brown and emcees Red Pill and Verbal Kent resurfaced this week with “This Word,” the first track from the upcoming LP, Everything In Between. Almost two years have passed since Ugly… Read more »