New Release! CHURCH OF BETTY Swirled World 

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Art: Pablo Tauler

"Swirled World manages to fuse infectious high-pop aesthetics with psycho-spiritual inquiry... Like all great art, this latest from Chris Rael both teaches and delights." - Barry Smolin, host of Head Room, KPFK Radio, Los Angeles

"Rael's the real deal. Swirled World sits poised to take the musical world by storm." - Stew of Passing Strange and The Negro Problem

"Swirled World is a continent unto itself. Chris's ability to tackle psychological states and cultural critique without sacrificing pure pop sensibility is astounding." - Performance icon Penny Arcade

"Yet another stellar addition to the catalog... No wonder this band is a favorite among critics." - Babysue


Chris Rael 365 - a free song a day for a year!

Experience one of the most eclectic and comprehensive song posting projects ever undertaken. Subscribers to 365  receive 1 free Chris song a day for the entire year of 2015. Decades of albums, live concerts, radio appearances & unheard gems from the vaults of bands from Church of Betty to The Hand to collaborations with artists from the famous to the compellingly obscure arrive daily in an always-surprising variety of styles. Hear cutting-edge rock, world pop orchestra, award-winning theatre & film music, Indian classical & folk legends, progressive dance tracks, spoken word, sound collage, Beat poets & mad experimentation. Oasis, David Byrne, Annabella Lwin, Curt Smith, Penny Arcade, Jayne County, Najma, Stew, Shara Worden, White Magic, Elliott Sharp, Samir Chatterjee, Steve Gorn, Ira Cohen & dozens of other tantalizing artists appear throughout the year.

It's easy to hear 365 ; simply LIKE US on Facebook or SUBSCRIBE to Chris's Youtube channel. Explore all of 365  to date at our YOUTUBE PLAYLIST!

New Church of Betty Videos!

CLICK HERE to see Endure, the first Swirled World  music video by brilliant video artist Jasmine Hirst!


Video still: Jasmine Hirst

CLICK HERE to see Brooklyn Soul, Chris's Swirled World video celebrating the eclectic borough of Brooklyn.

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Video still: Jasmine Hirst

Church of Betty 2015: Chris Cochrane, Chris Rael, Marlon Cherry, Pinky Weitzman, Brian Geltner, Rima Fand & Claire de Brunner

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Photo: Jasmine Hirst

Upcoming Shows!

Saturday September 12, Brooklyn NY: Church of Betty & Irish guitar pop greats PUGWASH


Video stills: Raul Romero & Chris Rael

Saturday October 3, Brooklyn NY: Church of Betty & legendary art-pop ensemble THE NEGRO PROBLEM


Photo: Kevin Yatarola

CLICK HERE for show details!

Banner photo (top of page): Carlos Hernandez