The Orchard Thieves
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The Orchard Thieves

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"Flows, Rises, and Roars Like a Sonic Ocean..."

Oh, how I love this. I had a feeling I would – The Orchard Thieves’ lineup includes a member of the dark pop/very gothic rock band Sky Salt, whose CD I fell in love with a couple of years ago. The man is D. Patrick, who has now teamed up with Jeff Stephens, Vin Aliberto, and Josh Boelter. I wish I could tell you who does what in this band, especially since the vocals are to die for and those guitars have the energy of a tsunami wiping out the east coast from Miami to New York City, but the bio doesn’t contain that information. If any of you readers happen to catch this band live, please report back to me so I can give specific credit on their future projects.

For folks who like their pop sophisticated and their lyrics heartfelt and intelligent, this is your band. This is emotional darkness without whining, wild fun without silliness, and rock that is sweeping and orchestral without pretentiousness. Whether The Orchard Thieves are giving us a ballad or a full on rock opera, there is a sensual flow to the melody and a magical vibe that is enhanced by the swirling in of cello, synths, piano, mandolin, and ambient six string. I don’t know how an ambient six string guitar is different from other guitars or what it even is, but I love it. They could tell me they’re playing an ambient tuba, and I wouldn’t question it. These guys are professionals. Just stay out of their way.

Standouts include the ballads “I Suppose” and “Behind the Wheel.” The former contains some heavenly high notes (again, who is this singing?) and the latter is far more grounded (I wondered if it was the same vocalist) with an earthier vibe to the music. My personal favorite is “Cross to Bear,” a pulse-quickening tempo with a sensual melody – the perfect dance track for the gothic/industrial set.

No missteps anywhere on this CD, which is quite impressive for their first time out of the gate. Throughout the CD, the music flows, rises, and roars like a sonic ocean. Fantastic. Get out there to see them live. Bring a lifejacket. -

"Editors' Pick"

Sturdy electric guitars and lusty drums from the '90s alt/pop archive anchor this recent addition to the NYC ranks. But before we go making Matthew Sweet comparisons, let's dig a bit deeper. The group tests its tether with noir twinges and godly vocals somewhere between Bolan and Buckley. - Music


The Orchard Thieves (Self-Titled 12-Song CD)



Carefully-crafted melodies and enduring lyrics have poised The Orchard Thieves for mass appeal while maintaining an impressive degree of artistic integrity. On stage, the group boasts energetic performances and skillful musicianship, surprising audiences with unabashed charisma and refreshing honesty. The Orchard Thieves have been seducing audiences across New York City since 2005, with a sound that is nothing short of undeniable.

The Orchard Thieves have performed at a number of notable New York City venues, including Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Sin-é, Shine, Bitter End, The Cutting Room and the Legendary Village Underground. The Orchard Thieves has received a number of rave reviews, and was selected as an "Editors Pick" on Music.

For show schedule, info on upcoming releases, and news updates, please visit For booking information, call (212) 920-8724 or e-mail