Toby Churchill's Kravitz tone is the prime pull to the band's can't-put-your-finger-on-it sound.Soulful and emotionally textural, it is this factor that keeps me pressing play again as HIGH SCHOOL ends.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 6, 2006
City Canyons Records' full catalogue of current releases are now available at the Music Store of the world's most popular digital retailer, Apple iTunes. And as a perfect complement to the Christmas season, Apple iTunes makes it easy to give content-specific gifts of quality digital music including music from City Canyons Records' critically acclaimed artists--the perfect gift to put in the virtual stocking of today's hip music lover. Among the albums available from City Canyons Records that can be digitally downloaded on Apples iTunes are such well-received recent releases as Jen Elliott and Bluestruck's 8 DAYS DOWN , The Alright's HIGH SCHOOL and City Canyons' recent United Kingdom release, ANEMO's "slowburn" .
Joanne Cohen-Schenker of Blogcritics Magazine raves about 8 DAYS DOWN saying, "We should have known with Jen Elliott's debut album title, THE SECRET'S OUT, that she would be a stunning surprise to the music scene. Now with her sophomore release, 8 DAYS DOWN, Jen's artistry is even more compelling, soulful and downright slick... as in Grace Slick. To fully appreciate Jen Elliott, you have to imagine the musical composition of Grace Slick seasoned with a powerful alto voice similar to Chrissy Hynde's. All in all, Jen Elliott is a poetic siren with a panoramic sound window that ranges from fiery to finesse." Jen Cray of Ink 19 is similarly enthusiastic about The Alrights album remarking that "Toby Churchill's Kravitz tone is the prime pull to the band's can't-put-your-finger-on-it sound.Soulful and emotionally textural, it is this factor that keeps me pressing play again as HIGH SCHOOL ends." And Creem Magazine's assessment of ANEMO's "slowburn" was positively glowing: "Whirlin' around like a tornado tossed three-way between Eurythmics, Pretenders and Portishead, this is perky postmodern music made the right way: with a sexy 'n' sassy Hyndeful of heartfelt female attitude. Even better, these guys and their sweet-singin' gal pal are versatile enough to shift gears from providing punchy power pop dollops about the perils of anonymous encounters ('Johnny 5') to plaintive paeans about sunken submariners ('Kursk')."
Other releases of City Canyons Records now available on Apple iTunes include the vocally gifted David Steele's UNDERNEATH THE ICE, the hard rocking Valerian's INTIMATIONS OF SORROW and the exotic ENTER THE MYSTERIUM from former Dead Can Dance percussionist Peter Ulrich . In addition, as a special preview treat, select songs from brilliant New York singer/songwriter Sara Wendt's upcoming album (Spring 2007), HERE'S US are also available at Apple iTunes. STATION, a brand new album from Albany, New York rock royalty, The Velmas, will be available on Apple iTunes in January of 2007. Special pre-release STATION albums are available in limited quantities at the City Canyons Records Online Store and at CD Baby.
ABOUT CITY CANYONS RECORDS
City Canyons Records is an independent label in downtown Manhattan. The artists on its roster are diverse musically and geographically--performing in a wide variety of musical genres ranging from alternative rock to rootsy rock to hard rock to alternative pop to world-fusion and come from the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. City Canyons artists have performed in venues internationally and throughout the United States.