“The Day I Went Solo” and “Too Many Teardrops Away” to be released by Christopher the Conquered on February 8th, 2019.

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Christopher is celebrating the release of these songs with a month-long residency in New York City.

Mondays in February 2019 at Coney Island Baby (169 Ave. A) at 8pm. coneyislandbabynyc.com.

Download promo poster here.

9 Things to Know About Christopher the Conquered:

  1. Christopher the Conquered is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has performed over 1,000 shows with various groups across North America and Europe.

  2. As Christopher the Conquered, he has opened for Leon Russell, Andrew Bird, Sturgill Simpson, The Mountain Goats, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Julien Baker. He also contributed trumpet to performances by The Apples In Stereo during their 2008 summer tour.

  3. His last album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll (2016) has received over 500,000 listens online.

  4. I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll was recorded at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios (Big Star) and features vocals by Reba Russell (U2) and Susan Marshall (Lucinda Williams, Afghan Whigs, Primal Scream).

  5. In 2015, a post he made about the power (or lack thereof) of social media for musicians put him on the top of Reddit aka “the front page of the internet”. Read the original post here.

  6. He has appeared on a panel with composer Philip Glass about the 21st Century concert experience. View video here.

  7. Smithsonian Folkways Magazine has published two of his music essays. Read both of them here.

  8. Christopher has been featured in Billboard Magazine three times: Billboard Magazine Feature 1 | Feature 2 | Feature 3

  9. His new singles “The Day I Went Solo” and “Too Many Teardrops Away” are a return to his roots of DIY home recording. He played all the instruments on both tracks and produced and mixed them himself in his home in Denver, Colorado.

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What People Are Saying:

Giving Up On Rock & Roll: A great record.” - Julien Baker

"Impressive" - Consequence of Sound | Feature 1 | Feature 2

"Raw, emotional" - Alternative Press on I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll

"Compelling [...] interesting [...] funny" - ABC News on I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll

"[Christopher the Conquered has] got a buzz going with a sound that is reminiscent of a young Elton John." - Wendy Geller, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Music

"His winning charm is subtle and earnestness; if he has to sing a downbeat ballad rife with wary words straight from the heart, he’s going to do it. But if his piano solos are unconventional and his ponderous lyrics seem coy, it’s often downplayed into the decorous blend of instrumentation." Paste Magazine

"Every song has a melancholy punch; every song is just plain catchy." - Vice.com

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