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[The Toronto Star picks "The Long Goodbye" as #5 on its "Anti-Hit List"] 5. CHRIS VELAN “The Long Goodbye” “I’m the master of the long goodbye/I’ve hurt myself to keep from making you cry.” Encapsulating in two lines the tortured dynamic behind countless breakups, this Montreal artist has made an almost...
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16 juillet 2013 Une cruelle dichotomie habite The Long Goodbye, nouvel album de l’auteur-compositeur-interprète folk pop montréalais Chris Velan. D’un côté, Velan s’avère rudement en forme sur cette offrande. Sa voix, tour à tour feutrée et éthérée, porte ses compositions admirablement et la production de son...
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Chris Velan The Long Goodbye (NewSong) By Sarah Greene NOW RATING: NNN There are lots of breakup records out there, but Chris Velan’s fifth album, The Long Goodbye, is unusually forthright about its heartbreak. Though Iestyn Polson – who worked on Velan’s last album, Fables For Fighters – returns to production duties...
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CKUA – Before It Drops

July 16th, 2013
Monica Miller from CKUA Edmonton, AB hand-picks a leaked track from "The Long Goodbye" and features it in her "Before It Drops" segment. You can listen to what she has to say here.
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For CBC Music, Chris joins 16 other Canadian artists (including Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett and Emm Gryner) to relate the role that Canada has played in shaping their music.
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"The Long Goodbye" is pegged as a must-hear July release by CBC Music!
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Posted on 2012/04/24 THE REALITY OF ‘THE ROAD NOT TAKEN’, BEGINS AT THE CROSSROADS WHERE YOU REALIZE THAT THE ALMOST UNTOUCHED AND NARROW PATH CAN LEAD YOU LITERALLY ANYWHERE. IT IS THOSE TREACHEROUS PARTS OF QUICKSAND THAT CAN TURN THE SCALES ON ANYONE’S DECISION TO ENTER. WHEN CANADIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER CHRIS VELAN...
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SOCAN News

January 19th, 2012
Chris Velan the lone Canadian to play Sundance Music Café showcase - See more at: http://www.socan.ca/news/chris-velan-lone-canadian-play-sundance-music-caf%C3%A9-showcase#sthash.aqtwlZ6H.dpuf Jan 19, 2012 Photo : Alex McKinnon January 19, 2012 SOCAN member Chris Velan is the only Canadian artist to be included in the 14th...
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Skinny Pancake Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet -Launch Party in Burlington Set for October 26- Burlington/Montpelier, Vt, Oct 19 2011 – The Skinny Pancake, Vermont’s leading restaurant focused on local food and sustainable agriculture, today announced joining 1% for the Planet, pledging one percent of sales to support...

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Interview: Glide Magazine

August 29th, 2011
August 29, 2011 “There are the things that haunt my mind: The blurred relationship of good vs. evil, ghosts, and the lessons and stories of history….. I’d like to think that this isn’t an exhaustive list,” says Montreal based artist Chris Velan on the vast inspiration of lyrical themes found in his songs. ...
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Interview: Huffington Post

July 15th, 2011
A Conversation with Chris Velan Mike Ragogna: Chris, your new album is titled "Fables for Fighters." Is that
 how you see this assembly of songs? Chris Velan: I do, at least on some level. For the most part, they were written during a time when I was out on the road a lot, touring for my previous album, "Solidago." I was solo and...
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Share Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 11:51 am By Naila Francis Staff Writer | 0 comments Montreal-based singer-songwriter Chris Velan will play Puck in Doylestown July 14, touring in support of new album, "Fables for Fighters." The disc, his fourth, was released in June and produced by Iestyn Polson...
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Interview: Toro Magazine

June 21st, 2011
TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2011 NXNE CHRIS VELAN POSTED BY: Jesse Skinner June 17, 2011 | Comments Bio | More from this contributor Well-travelled and well-educated, Montreal’s Chris Velan is a guy who knows music. Though his songs are typically laid-back, his dedication to the craft is...
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Posted by John Kenyon 0 comments

It’s funny; the term “singer-songwriter” is casually tossed around to indicate a certain sound, as if a guy singing his own songs sounds just like another doing the same thing. I’ve been guilty as much as anyone, falling back on the shorthand when searching for a way to describe something....

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CHRIS VELAN plays Lee’s Palace Thursday (June 16) at 9 pm See listing, the Painted Lady Friday (June 17) at 10 pm See listing, and the Dakota Saturday (June 18) at 8 pm See listing as part of NXNE. NOW Rating N N N N Reader's Rating Disc Review Chris Velan - Fables For Fighters (NewSong) By...
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—by Ariel Vreeland, June 6, 2011

Montreal singer-songwriter and music producer of the documentary film Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Chris Velan has done it again by releasing his newest album, Fables For Fighters. The once struggling law student will be celebrating his CD release party in NYC. Velan’s music is pure and...
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Interview – Ottawa Sun

June 6th, 2011
By , Ottawa Sun First posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:48:55 EDT PM Chris Velan bypassed a career as a human rights lawyer to pursue a career as a musician. (Alex McKinnon/stagesideimages.com) Montrealer Chris Velan was on his way to becoming a human rights lawyer, defending the rights and dignity of those suffering...
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Welcome back to JamBase's baker's dozen to the bright lights of the music world. Last time we heard from Antioquia. Cover Photo for New Album by Alex McKinnon Writing music that’s extremely catchy – a soft net dotted with hooks and scrumptious bait – and also substantive is a true challenge even to the most seasoned...
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Thursday, 05 May 2011 11:23 Montreal, Canada has been known to have a productive and vibrant musical community, and singer-songwriter Chris Velan is one such example. PressPlus1's Alex Hutt chatted with him on the phone about his latest album Fables For Fighters. Interview and Photos By Alexander Hutt Montreal has...
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Well you should all send Meg a thank you email for this latest recommended music.  Meg has us headed to "La Belle Province", Montreal specifically, where Chris Velan calls home.  There is still more to thank Meg for (I think she has what I listen to figured out), but for now let's talk about how awesome Fables for Fighters is. I...
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