Say Hello to New City Canyons Artist, Jacki B.!
City Canyons Records artist, Jacki B. lives in the country. Not some farm skirting a red dirt country road, nor a small town nestled along a long ribbon of two-lane blacktop, nor a ranch baking under a southwestern sun. Nor does Jacki hail from Memphis or Nashville. Yet she calls all those places home, because, as everybody knows, home is where the heart is.
So Jersey girl Jacki B. sings country--alt country with a little western flair and a mulligan’s stew of other influences. Country with a difference. That difference is reflected in her haunting City Canyons debut single, "Burning Star (The Astronaut)". While other country singers have heralded the adventures and misadventures of their cowboys, their working men and their desperados both romantically, in many a whiskey and tear-soaked ballad, and dramatically, in songs like "El Paso" and "Pancho and Lefty," Jacki sings of another kind of cowboy, a dying astronaut sending a last love song spriraling down from the heavens to his earth angel. Jacki’s voice, the soaring lap steel guitar and the vibrant earthy mandolin of "Burning Star" bring vividly alive a tale of the last True West and its perishing but intrepid hero, a hero more truly romantic than any juke-box Romeo and braver and more tragic than any man that ever strapped a big-iron on his hip.
August 17th | The Velmas Soar to 5th Place on the Clear Channel Charts
The Velmas "Tell Her I Love Her" from the City Canyons release STATION is now in FIFTH PLACE on clearchannelmusic.com - out of over 1000 songs! Go Velmas! And music fans, you go too...go to Clear Channel and listen to this cool song and send The Velmas to the top of the charts.
Reviewers Charmed by Weightless With Love!
The reviews are coming in for Sara Wendt’s new album Weightless With Love and, boy, do the the critics ever love her! Here’s just one example:
Can Sara Wendt be properly categorized? Probably not, which is one of the main reasons why "Weightless With Love" has such long-term appeal. Wendt’s voice is somewhat ethereal, spirited, and melancholy at times, depending on the mood of the song. Too much singing in the indie world today is fueled by irony and detachment; Wendt lets herself go, and she ends up seducing us along the way. Wendt has us captivated from beginning to end
-- Adam Harrington, Whisperin & Hollerin.
Valerian’s Hot New Album Available Now at CD Baby!
City Canyons Records announces the availability of Finnish group Valerian's hot new monster of an album, Guerilla Fighting Method on CD Baby, the world’s coolest distributor of independent music!
Guerilla Fighting Method grabs society and politicians by the throat and won’t let go! Get this revolutionary new album now!
Buy Guerilla Fighting Method at CD Baby
June 5 | City Canyons to Release Valerian’s New Album
City Canyons Records will be releasing Valerian's revolutionary new album Guerilla Fighting Method on June 5. Valerian grabs the world by the throat and won’t let go with this compelling rock masterwork. Visit Valerian’s website and their MySpace page
March '07 | Upcoming Release: Sara Wendt's Weightless With Love
City Canyons Records will be releasing Sara Wendt’s remarkable new alternative pop album, WEIGHTLESS WITH LOVE on April 24. Sara’s music, while unique, has been compared to Natalie Merchant and Lisa Loeb. You can preview Sara's music from WEIGHTLESS WITH LOVE at: myspace.com/sarajwendt .
Advance copies of the CD will be available to the media from City Canyons Promotions well prior to the release date for all media for the purposes of review, interview, radio and podcast play. To arrange for advance copies of WEIGHTLESS WITH LOVE, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
October 31 | City Canyons Records Releases The Velmas’ STATION
City Canyons Records announces the special limited release of The Velmas long awaited new album, STATION! Yep, it's going to be all treat and no trick when City Canyons Records launches a special limited release of The Velmas new offering on October 31 to select online and brick-and-mortar retailers with full national distribution beginning on January 2, 2007.
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October 3 | City Canyons Records Releases Jen Elliott’s 8 DAYS DOWN!
City Canyons Records announced today the special limited release of Jen Elliott and Bluestruck’s long awaited full length sophomore album, "8 Days Down", on October 3, 2006 with national distribution to follow on November 7.
"8 Days Down" is a soulful rocker of an album with roots firmly grounded in the best rock traditions but seasoned by a sometimes edgy, very contemporary alternative sound and a spicy spoonful of wicked gospel and funk. Jen brings it all home with a powerful alto voice, hip phrasing, and a seductive energy, ably supported by her remarkable backing band, Bluestruck.
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