New Release! CHURCH OF BETTY Swirled World
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.
New Church of Betty Videos!
CLICK HERE to see I Remember You, the latest Swirled World music video by innovative film maker Joan Grossman
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.
Video still: Jasmine Hirst
Church of Betty 2015: Chris Cochrane, Chris Rael, Marlon Cherry, Pinky Weitzman, Brian Geltner, Rima Fand & Claire de Brunner
Photo: Jasmine Hirst
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