Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2008
After passing up a developmental deal with Hollywood Records, award-winning Singer/songwriter Colin Armstrong has completed his debut full-length album "Lost and Anonymous," officially slated for release on January 13, 2009. Produced and mixed by Mikal Reid (Mick Jagger, Ben Harper, Aerosmith, Wang Chung), the album will be distributed online via iTunes, and available for purchase through his label's website Rithmetic Records.
Often compared to John Mayer, Tom Petty, and Peter Gabriel, Armstrong's sound has been described as reminiscent of George Martin's arrangements with strings and textural guitars- a bit British meets old school with contemporary and clever lyrics."I wanted to write something about the people and experiences I have had as I navigated my way through the business of music in Los Angeles, or 'Lost Angeles.' It turns out that most of the artists you meet have all moved to L.A., from various parts of the world in search of their own slice of success. In this process of 'making it', they lose the direction and passion for the very art form they have moved to L.A. to pursue. 'Lost and Anonymous,' both the song, and record, are a reminder to stay true to myself and the reasons I play and write music--not losing sight in the pursuit of success," shares Armstrong regarding the album.
In addition to releasing "Lost and Anonymous," Armstrong will be playing shows throughout Southern California for the remainder of 2008 moving into 2009, including his hometown of San Diego.
For more information, visit Colin Armstrong's website at http://www.colinarmstrongmusic.com or check out his MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/ColinArmstrong. Also to purchase a copy of his debut album, please visit his label's website at: http://rithmeticrecords.com/cd.htm.
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ABOUT COLIN ARMSTRONG
A native of San Diego, Colin Armstrong is not just a singer/songwriter-- he is also a world class bagpiper. Colin's first break came when he won the "BE A STAR" contest on Los Angeles' leading rock radio station STAR 98.7. The victory landed him a demo deal with Hollywood Records. Although he was excited to garner a development deal with a prominent label, he didn't feel like the time was right--so he passed. In the meantime, Colin's song "Lonely Fall" won "Best Male Vocal" and "Best Song" at the San Diego Music Awards followed by a "Best Pop Vocal" nomination for his song "Hey Yoko" at the Los Angeles Music Awards. His song "In Your Eyes" was also chosen for the top ten finals of the 2007 American Idol songwriter contest. It didn't end here, early 2008 brought Colin a worldwide publishing agreement with NorthStar Media who placed one of his songs, "Nothing More to Say" on the hit Lifetime network show "Army Wives."
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