This week, Scottish music legend (now in Chicago) CHRIS CONNELLY released the CD for his album 'Eulogy to Christa: A Tribute to the Music & Mystique of Nico', an ambitious 20-track collection dedicated to the life and music of NICO. Best known as the iconic muse of THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, she is one of the most unique, tragic and misunderstood female artists in the history of music. This labour of love features Nico covers and Connelly's own compositions about her life, with Nico's own music from her first JIMMY PAGE-composed single through to her solo career and eventual death.
Following 'Femme Fatale', Connelly shared the video for 'Union Square West', where he recreates LOU REED’s screen test by ANDY WARHOL, noting, "Warhol's Factory was located at Union Square West between 67 and 68. This song celebrates the arrival of Nico at the factory and her profound effect on the artists and characters therein". DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM / PRESS KIT (via Google Drive)
NYC-based alt-rock duo A CLOUD OF RAVENS also released their dark lush 'Nature of Artifice', following 'The Blackest Mantra', the cutting lead track from their forthcoming 'Lost Hymns' album (out in spring via via Nexilis Records / Schubert Music Europe). Mastered by ACTORS' JASON CORBETT, Big Takeover Magazine says "this blends classic post-punk grooves and gothic moves, darkwave electronica and alt-rock weight; it’s shaded and otherworldly, and, like most great music that falls loosely into the gothic world, it crosses the line between dance and rock, the unholy alliance that the genre, the mood, the movement was established on". DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE / PRESS KIT (via Google Drive)
Eulogy to Christa: A Tribute to the Music & Mystique of Nico
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5 December 2022
CHRIS CONNELLY presents 'Union Square West' ahead of CD release of 'Eulogy to Christa: A Tribute to the Music & Mystique of Nico'
FOR FANS OF: Nico, Scott Walker, The Velvet Underground, John Cale, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Brian Eno, Throbbing Gristle
FOCUS TRACKS: Femme Fatale, Ripcord Ripcord, The Last Mile, Andy Incidentally, Sixty Forty, Saeta, Tananore, Union Square West, Frozen Warnings, A Slow Jones in New York
Chris Connelly photos by Shayna Connelly. Nico photos as specified