Freeloader Friday: Paul & The Tall Trees, Anthony Valadez & More
Hey Freeloaders, welcome to our weekly catch-up where dreams come true with streams for you. This week, we’ll tap into some oldies-inspired sounds, some music to set the mood and lastly, a little history lesson. Let’s have a look!
Born from one of NYC’s finest funk labels Truth & Soul, Big Crown Records knows exactly how to hit your groovy bone. The label produces solid gold only, and their latest release comes from rock and roll outfit Paul & The Tall Trees. The band’s new album Our Love In The Light is a fresh take on a 60s sound built on influences from bands like The Stones and Bowie. Blanketed in the warm tones of analog production and pushed hard by the strong vocal work of Paul Schalda, Paul & The Tall Trees are perfect for anyone that takes to acts like Foxygen and MGMT. It’s good “driving home from work on a Friday” music, give it a stream!
In Uganda: Discovering Local African Music in Kampala
As part of my longstanding relationship with African music, I’ve covered topics such as consumer issues and solutions, the monetization of music in Africa and the scope of the country’s influence on music. I have always been lucky enough to mix business and pleasure and since these previous pieces, the interest I have for sourcing great African music has reached another level. I am now exploring cultures across the continent, from the musical access point on the West Atlantic Coast to the bustling cities of Cape Verde, Senegal and Benin.
Safely Send Your Music to Influencers with Play MPE
The Orchard is excited to share that we have partnered with Play MPE, one of the leading players in promotional digital music delivery. Through this relationship, clients of The Orchard will enjoy preferential pricing to service their music through Play MPE. With over 80,000 industry contacts in radio and press, Play MPE has been working closely with industry influencers since it was founded back in 2003. We all know relationships are everything in the biz, so we’re confident our clients will see new doors open up to them through the service.
The Orchard Captures Josh Locy’s “Hunter Gatherer”
The Orchard adds another heavy hitter to the early 2017 line-up with the acquisition of filmmaker Josh Locy‘s debut, Hunter Gatherer. Starring Andre Royo (The Wire, Empire) and George Sample III, you can expect the 2016 SXSW award-winner on digital platforms this January.
“The Fourth Phase” Redefines Action Sports
In what USA Today described as “… a gorgeous (and horrifying) masterpiece, the most anticipated action sports film ever to be released has just touched down and is breaking records across the board. The Fourth Phase is the follow-up film to the 2011 blockbuster hit The Art of Flight, featuring iconic snowboard legend Travis Rice and friends as they plot a 16,000 mile course to follow the hydrological cycle around the North Pacific.