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

"Proves that one can produce masterpieces based on history... Brilliant!" - Lord Litter, Radio on Berlin

"A surefire guarantee for captivating listening." -  Here Comes the Flood

"25 years in and Church of Betty can still thrill." - Culture Catch


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 I Remember You, the latest Swirled World music video by innovative film maker Joan Grossman

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Video still: Joan Grossman

CLICK HERE to see Endure, the first Swirled World  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