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Goth, Folk and World Music Fans: Peter Ulrich in New Release
Oct. 1 2007
Peter Ulrich, former percussionist of the renowned Dead Can Dance is making waves again. Darkwaves that is. Peter Ulrich's' "The Scryer and the Shewstone" from his City Canyons Records album ENTER THE MYSTERIUM is featured on an exciting major new release exploring the folk music of "Dark Britannica". JOHN BARLEYCORN REBORN is a double album compilation on the Cold Spring label also available through digital retailer Woven Wheat Whispers. The album features British artists inspired by ancient British folklore and traditions, but whose work has, until now, fallen below the radar of mainstream media. "John Barleycorn" is one of the oldest known British folk songs and sets the tone for this collection of songs which explores the dark side of British folk music exploring ancient beliefs, magic and mysteries. For more information on the JOHN BARLEYCORN REBORN release, including purchase information go to Cold Spring Records or the JOHN BARLEYCORN REBORN MySpace page. More of Peter Ulrich's music from ENTER THE MYSTERIUM, touted by some critics as the best album of 2005, can be sampled, and purchased, at CD Baby or Amazon.com as well as downloaded at Apple iTunes.
CITY CANYONS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: JEN ELLIOTT
Sep. 23 2007
Jen Elliott has that epic rock and roll goddess quality of all the greats: Pat Benetar, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith. The best way to describe this quality is: it is the personification of the rock'n'roll spirit in a female body. Most of us music lovers have memories of moments when rock'n'roll saved us. Maybe we're driving down the road after a particularly difficult experience. And a song like "8 Days Down" comes on the radio. And we roll down our windows, crank up the volume and accelerate that old two-door Ford, imagining the wind and the music will purge us of our cares. Ah. I love rock and roll....Come out and free your soul--The Garage, Winston-Salem, N.C. You can get Jen's current album, the amazing 8 DAYS DOWN at Amazon.com or at CD Baby as well as through Apple iTunes and other fine digital retailers. On the City Canyons Records label of course. Come to the Canyons
Catch ANEMO'S New Single to be Released on October 15!
Sep. 21 2007
When you're in a war zone on the other side of the world even the atheists amongst us might find ourselves praying to God. Inspired by the true story of John Simpson, the BBC World Affairs Editor who was accompanying a convoy of US Special Forces and Kurdish fighters when they were mistakenly bombed by a US airplane in 2003, rock band ANEMO, led by charismatic lead singer Hazelle Woodhurst, is roaring back into action with a new single "Pray" to be released nationally in the U.K. on October 15 with a simultaneous digital release in the U.S. and Canada.
"Pray" will be a featured single on ANEMO's as yet untitled second album on the City Canyons Record label to be released in early 2008. Emotional, powerful and passionate, "Pray" is a rock anthem bursting with energy and melody which raises questions about war, morality and sacrifice-- and captures the horror of deadly combat, the gut- wrenching fear and flood of a adrenaline, in a way in which it has never been explored before.