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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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[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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