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Announcing “Art & Gender” — Chris’s 16th Solo Album

“I never was a painter, but I could always draw my blood” -Chris Connelly, 2017

Chris’s sixteenth solo album, Art & Gender, will be released on Friday, October 6, 2017. The album was written, performed, and produced by Chris himself.

Art & Gender album cover

Track listing:

  1. A Distant Black Spring
  2. People Become Estranged
  3. Union Canal Blues
  4. Slim Volume
  5. Seven Days, Seven Lies, Seven Lovers
  6. Art & Gender
  7. Mama Bluebell
  8. Stampede Weather
  9. Saint Symptom’s Day
  10. Old Hymn of New Intent

The album, released by Shipwrecked Industries, will be available on CD and in digital formats from your favorite music outlets.

Thanks goes out to all those who supported the making of this album through the purchase of the JACKIETOWN demos on Bandcamp.

Cover illustration by Nicole Caggiano, marker on paper.

RevCo continues to celebrate Big Sexy Land

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Wax Trax! Records classic “Big Sexy Land”, and to celebrate, Richard 23, Luc Van Acker, Chris, and Paul Barker embarked on a short tour, playing the album in its entirety, as well as many later barnyard oddities and fan favorites.

The band were just in the UK, where they wowed audiences with their energetic performances. And the mayhem continues in North America this November, as RevCo goes out on tour with Front Line Assembly! Tickets on sale now.

11.11 LA / The Regent (Cold Waves)

11.12 San Francisco / Mezzanine

11.14 Dallas / Gas Monkey Live

11.15 Austin / Elysium

11.16 Denver / Summit Music Hall

11.17 Chicago / Metro

11.18 New York / Gramercy Theater

11.19 Toronto / Danforth Music Hall

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JACKIETOWN: Stream demos and support the making of Chris’s next album

Today, Chris releases two demo tracks off his forthcoming album, JACKIETOWN — available online at Bandcamp — to give his fans an opportunity to both preview and support the new album.

The two tracks, entitled “Jackietown” and “The Last Renoir (A Fiction)”, total over 25 minute of music and demonstrate how Chris works out his songs prior to recording.

Those who wish to download the tracks and support the making of “Jackietown” will be charged $5.00 by Bandcamp. Chris thanks you in advance for your support!

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Christmas Single for 2016

Just in time for the holidays, Chris shares a Christmas single with us! Recorded in his basement just last night, it is a cover of the song “Persons Unknown” by The Poison Girls from 1980. They were an anarchist/feminist band that I followed, along with Crass.

Chris shares this free, downloadable single with you as a way of sharing his own feelings and fears about the current political climate.

New Release — “New Town Nocturnes” — with Michael Begg

March 1, 2016 sees the release of Chris’s first full-length collaboration with the amazing Michael Begg.

Chris writes, “New Town Nocturnes is neither song nor poem, rather six studies of the Edinburgh I grew up in, the people I knew and encountered there and the places I frequented, my words given amazing vistas by the sounds and music Michael created for them.”

Available on Jnana Records.

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