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  Hot damn! "un-American Gothic" is in great company on this list. Read original article here
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            Cool to have "un-American Gothic" in Cult MTL's Top 30 MTL songs of 2016! “‘I’m afraid we’ve gone too far/no one can save us now.’ Prescient?” by Erik Leijon Read original article here.  
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Maturity can be cool. The years etch us with wisdom lines, and if we’re lucky carve us into a more refined, smarter, stronger, more honest human being. This is the arc of Chris Velan’s catalog, music of slowly mounting maturity and hard won life lessons, especially in matters of the heart. With an even-hand and open eyes,...
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Exclaim! – Album Review

March 7th, 2016
  Chris Velan Glow By Laura Stanley Published Mar 04, 2016 7 On his sixth studio album, Chris Velan combines pieces of his varied sonic inspirations — singer-songwriters, West African guitar-pop, ’80s rock — with his complex thoughts on life and love to create a rich mosaic. It’s a combination so varied that it...
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              reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Dubbed a traveling troubadour, Montreal’s Chris Velan finally came home to find his roots and eventually record Glow—his first in his hometown in a decade. Over that time, Velan has racked up an impressive six releases as he circled the globe recording, producing...
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Cashbox Magazine

March 7th, 2016
  Montreal songwriter and producer Chris Velan dropped sixth LP, Glow March 4 and is all aglow as he preps for hitting the road to show off the thing. As a teaser, he's just put out a tres trippy video for the title track Glow. Directed by Velan himself, the video was filmed “at the height of summer over the course of three magical...
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By Kerry Doole Wed, 02/24/2016 - 07:20

Chris Velan- “un-American Gothic” (NewSong Recordings): This is the first single taken from Chris Velan’s upcoming sixth album, Glow (out on March 4). The Montreal-based singer/songwriter co-produced the album with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and it features top local...
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As winter begins to set in, the first single from Chris Velan’s upcoming Glow album is just the warmth we need. On this album Velan has got a wickedly talented backup cast, featuring members of Suuns, AoarA, Islands and more, and the result is the stunning and catchy “Un-American Gothic,” which constructs a...

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I'm so stoked that CBC Radio 2 has added my new single, "un-American Gothic", in their rotation. Please help me make it to the top of their Top 20 and go vote for it (and any other tunes on the list) HERE
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February 10, 2016   MONTREAL SONGWRITER CHRIS VELAN TO RELEASE HOWARD BILERMAN-PRODUCED SIXTH ALBUM ON MARCH 4TH VIA NEWSONG RECORDINGS CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 23 WATCH AND SHARE THE NEW VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK “GLOW” HERE PRE-ORDER GLOW HERE VIA PLEDGE...
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New Album, Glow, announced!

January 13th, 2016
January 13, 2016 CHRIS VELAN ANNOUNCES GLOW MONTREAL SONGWRITER TO RELEASE HOWARD BILERMAN-PRODUCED SIXTH ALBUM ON MARCH 4TH VIA NEWSONG RECORDINGS LISTEN TO GLOW’S FIRST SINGLE “un-AMERICAN GOTHIC” TODAY Montreal songwriter and producer Chris Velan has made his sixth and latest...
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Arts CD Reviews Nicholas Friesen Managing Editor January 22, 2014 Don’t judge an album by its cover - this collection of eight songs from Montreal singer/songwriter Chris Velan is represented by a simple screenprint of a Mexican wrestling mask, but the acoustic tunes with peppers of electronics and haunting back ups is...
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I'm chuffed that #TheLongGoodbye has been included in dirty impound's 25 Favorite Albums of 2013. I'm punching above my weight on this list of truly amazing releases. If you enjoy top-notch music writing and want to hear what gems you might have missed this past year (as I'm realizing, going through this list), you'll want to check...
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September 4, 2013 Your songs will all be sung. You won’t arrive there young. No lie can live on your tongue when you get to the bottom of love. Chris Velan Try as other subject matter may try, love will always be the number one focus of songwriters – the want of it, the end of it, the lacks and the lures...
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It's been almost ten years since the release of It's Not What You Think, the debut disc from Montreal troubadour Chris Velan. His potential has gradually been realized since, culminating in this fine fifth full-length album. Velan has admitted that this is a breakup record, his most candidly confessional work to date. Things are...
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Jul 24, 2013 Damian Lethbridge Montreal has launched a full scale, musical invasion of Newfoundland this week. As I mentioned in yesterday’s track, loop rock duo Cinéma L’Amour are touring the island this week and today’s track is from Montreal singer-songwriter Chris Velan, who will be promoting his fifth studio album The Long...
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Chris Velan bares all in ‘The Long Goodbye’ Montreal musician to launch new album in Newfoundland... By: Samm Joyy Jul 24, 2013 It’s been five years since Montreal musician Chris Velan graced the streets of Newfoundland, and now he is returning to launch his newest album The Long Goodbye. Velan has been immersed in the...
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Submitted by cashbox on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 16:05 New Song Recordings Bad news for any of y’all working on the ultimate breakup album. It’s just been done to the hilt on The Long Goodbye. Velan’s one for digging deep in his subject matter, usually managing to drape his lyrics in catchy, world beat inflected arrangements. This...
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Chris Velan This is the fifth album from highly-touted singer/songwriter and festival favourite Chris Velan. Renowned producer Iestyn Polson - David Gray, Patti Smith - keeps a firm hand on the tiller (he also produced 2011's Fables For Fighters), and the sound is sparse to better frame Velan's most...
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By Alex Hudson If you go hiking through the wilderness, be sure to bring a sturdy pair of shoes. Montreal singer-songwriter Chris Velan apparently paid the price for not following this piece of advice when shooting the video for his new single, "Hang on Tightly." The song is a stripped-down, reflective ukulele number. The ...
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