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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Chris Mills and the Distant Stars - Alexandria
    Born out of a chance meeting in the Scandinavian wilderness, Alexandria is the latest album by songwriter Chris Mills and his new backing band The Distant Stars. Recorded in New York, Oslo and Chicago and mixed by Grammy award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Joe Henry, Ray La Montague, Tift Merritt, et. al.), Alexandria braves distance, dark seas and a haunted tape machine to deliver nine emotionally stark and romantic tales, where echoes of the past become a map to the wild, unknown future.

    Press:

    “Over the last few years (Mills) has quietly assembled an immensely impressive catalog. His songs are literate, funny and endearingly hangdog …..””- The Independent, UK

    “Chris Mills is the best songwriter we have in Gotham currently.” - Skyscraper

    “His hidden elegance lies in the twist of lovesick metaphor, the wistful chord, the revisionist take on the slamming door. “- NME

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alexandria via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Full length vinyl. Beautiful! Brilliant! Limited pressing.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alexandria via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Digital pre-orders will be emailed a free copy of the debut single 'Castaways' immediately upon purchase!

credits

released January 21, 2014

Chris Mills - vocals, guitar
Christer Knutsen - guitar, keys, backing vocals
Ryan Hembrey - bass
Konrad Meissner - drums

Strings on When We Were Young arranged by David Nagler.

Jean Cook - violin
Claudia Chopek - violin
Denise Stillwell - viola
Eleanor Norton - cello

Produced by Chris Mills and Christer Knutsen

Recorded September, 2012 by Dan Deitrich at Wall to Wall Recording, Chicago, IL.
Additional recording by Christer Knutsen at Tricolore, Oslo, Norway and Don Piper at Brooklyn Recording, Brooklyn, NY.

Mixed by Ryan Freeland at Stampede Origin, Culver City, CA

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, New Windsor, NY

All songs written by Chris Mills (Loud Romantic admin. House of Hassle Publishing/ ASCAP)

www.chrismillsmusic.com

c & p Loud Romantic Records. All rights reserved.

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Chris Mills Brooklyn, New York

Hailed as the "best songwriter we have in Gotham" by Skyscraper magazine, Chris Mills is an astute purveyor of orchestral pop and true American song-craft. His lyrics combine heartache and insight to paint intimate portraits of lives on the edge and romance in peril. ... more

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