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"Playlist: 'Drive All Night' with NeedToBreathe"

Waiting for You, Amy Kuney
On the one hand, it's an ode to Lady Gaga. On the other, it's a thumping pop-rock tune with an edge-of-glorious chorus. - USA Today


"((New Video)) Amy Kuney – Gasoline Rainbows"

LA’s own Amy Kuney, releases her latest music video for her song “Gasoline Rainbows”. The song and video raises awareness, not just for the situation in the gulf, but for the overall welfare of this planet itself. Check out the video, which is brilliantly directed by Ryan M. Costa, and brings out the true meaning and feeling behind this beautiful composition.

100% of the proceeds from the “Gasoline Rainbows” benefit album go toward Global Green’s oil spill response. You can get the album on iTunes here - HunnypotUnlimited


"Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and More Donate Songs to Gulf Oil Spill Compilation"

Indie rock giants Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and the National are among the artists that have contributed music to an upcoming charity compilation that will assist in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery effort. Titled 'Gasoline Rainbows' and due exclusively via iTunes on Nov. 30, the 14-track digital album will aid Global Green USA and also counts tracks donated by LCD Soundsystem, Silversun Pickups, the Black Keys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Passion Pit and Surfer Blood.

The project was the idea of 'One Tree Hill' stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols, who first visited Louisiana earlier this year to see the devastation that the oil spill caused. Named for a song penned by singer-songrwiter Amy Kuney specifically for the disc, 'Gasoline Rainbows' also boasts new songs from Damien Rice and City and Colour.

All of the artist and label proceeds from 'Gasoline Rainbows' will be used for Global Green's oil spill response to directly assist the communities, people and ecosystems impacted by the BP Oil Spill. Funds from the album will also be earmarked to educate the public, push for more regulation to prevent future environmental tragedies and advocate for a greener, cleaner economy.

The tracklist for the album is below:
1. 'Gasoline Rainbows' -- Amy Kuney
2. 'Armistice' -- Phoenix
3. '40 Day Dream' -- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
4. 'There's No Secret's This Year' -- Silversun Pickups
5. 'At the Birds Foot' -- City and Colour
6. 'The Connoisseur of Great Excuse' -- Damien Rice
7. 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' -- The National
8. 'Tighten Up' -- The Black Keys
9. 'Let the Time Roll By' -- Onward, Soldiers
10. 'Moth's Wings' -- Passion Pit
11. 'Floating Vibes' -- Surfer Blood
12. 'Mama Taught Me Better' -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
13. 'I Can Change' -- LCD Soundsystem
14. 'Cousins' -- Vampire Weekend - Spinner


"Fractured Industry: Companies That Serve Musicians Without Deals"

The business model for musicians is changing. Instead of just a handful of major labels, there are now thousands of small companies in the business of helping musicians connect with listeners.

Amy Kuney's "All Downhill From Here" has been listened to nearly 250,000 times on her Myspace page. Kuney, who is 25, is part of a new class of musicians who are bushwhacking their way to success. Kuney isn't necessarily trying to use the old formula of getting signed to a record label — which is becoming increasingly difficult as the business splinters. Instead she's using a variety of online tools — from social media to YouTube.

"If you do things according to the formula you have so much competition," says Reese Lasher, Kuney's manager. "If you do things in a very different way, you forge your own path." Whatever Lasher is doing for Kuney is working; as an unsigned artist Kuney is making enough money to support herself, her manager and a small staff.


Eric Garland, the founder and CEO of Big Champagne, a company that tracks music online, says Kuney represents the new D.I.Y. dream for tens of thousands of musicians. "You do have artists, many artists, who set out to make a living as a small business — as an independent artist — and grow that business without necessarily having any intention or expectation that they will do business with a major music company," he says.

But these independent artists do expect to do business with a growing array of small companies. Lasher says she is constantly sifting through new sites that promise to help musicians manage their fans, their download sales or their social networks. "And to figure out which one is the best is really difficult," she says. "There are all sorts of like, hidden fees. You know, with Bandcamp they take 15%, which sounds great — it's significantly less than iTunes, obviously — but then there's the 3% that you have to pay for PayPal." - NPR's The Record


"Amy Kuney Was Once Kidnapped. True Story."

Amy Kuney may seem like the cutesie wootsie girl next door armed with a guitar and a diary full of lyrics to her sweet pop gems, but peel off a layer and it'll be revealed that the popstress was once kidnapped by Guatemalen rebels at the age of 17. Um, WTF, right? Artists who need a backstory: the benchmark has been set. - The Deli: LA


"New Songbird Alert: Amy Kuney's "Bird's Eye View" coming to town"

Thanks to Sophie 103.7's constant rotation of Ingrid Michaelson, I've been enjoying the dog days of summer best with less hip hop and funk and more folk and soul.

On that note, I have to recommend you Street readers check out on-the-rise singer/songwriter Amy Kuney when she comes to Lestats tomorrow night.

Kuney, who just released her CD "Bird's Eye View" yesterday, mixes the lyrical honesty best reminiscent of Fiona Apple with a truly unique and beautiful voice.

You may recognize her music from the season finale of "One Tree Hill" but apparently she also spent some time as one of the folk singers featured on the quirky dramedy "Gilmore Girls" a few years back.

Some of my personal favorites from her CD include "Simple Things," "Thank You for Last Night," and especially "Rocket Surgery."
- Kate Stanhope - San Diego Union Tribune


"Amy Kuney's journey to fame"

The singer-songwriter from Oklahoma and Honduras on her unusual life...

Music is a series of bits and pixels these days. One day, while trolling a site called The Sixty One —which treats new songs by indie musicians like stocks for music lovers to invest in—a tune called “Simple Things” caught my ear. Featuring YAFSS (yet another female singer-songwriter), the song immediately grabbed me with the singer’s perfectly controlled alto laced with that sly Midwestern accent first mastered and popularized by Judy Garland. By the time the line “the sky is tired of being scraped” hit and the hook unfolded like a sunrise tinged with a hint of orange irony, I was already surfing the artist’s MySpace and clicking through to several YouTube videos of her covering Coldplay and Damien Rice . By the accident of a glance, I saw an upcoming tour stop in Santa Cruz … for free?

This process of serendipitous discovery is more orchestrated than it seems—labels place the songs on social networking sites and instruct their young acts to video themselves performing cover songs in order to foster just that sense of proprietary “I’m the one who found this musician” feeling—but what’s remarkable about the story of Amy Kuney , this particular find, is that her life story is as convoluted and sideways as the modern marketing methods that are putting her into the spotlight.

“I started out as a classical piano player for church and all that, and that’s what I always thought I would do,” she says of her early childhood. By the time she was an adolescent, her father had left his day job and took the family to Honduras, stranding young Kuney in a country without much to do or anyone to talk to outside her family.

Young, alone and upset enough at her circumstances that she initially refused to learn Spanish, she turned to writing songs just to pass the time, then found herself in a church salsa band. “I was always in the back,” she says. “It was an all-boy band and they wanted to be the lead singers. I asked the lead singer at one point that, if I learned guitar, if I could be out front. But by the time I learned guitar, I said, ‘Screw them, I’ll go on my own.’ ”

By college age she was back in California (she now lives in Santa Monica) putting together a few songs. She caught a lucky break early and wound up on stage in the background of a "Gilmore Girls" episode, but things started really rolling this year, after college. “I’m always a workaholic and I like things to go fast, but especially during the summer things went fast,” she says. “Getting a song on the season finale of 'One Tree Hill' helped a lot. Kate Voegele mentioned me in People magazine and I started touring with her. I started covering songs on YouTube, which was my label’s idea, and I enjoyed that. I am a huge fan of Damien Rice and I covered one of his songs—‘The Blower’s Daughter’—and one of his fans sent it to him. He liked it, I guess, and wrote a few days later and asked me to come to Iceland. I agreed pretty fast. We left four or five days later.”

The whirlwind tour of Iceland happened just before that country’s infamous bankruptcy, which made for a strange experience. “The economy was pretty crazy over there. The dollar over there had no worth, so we were trying to figure out how we’d survive. We were there right before [the economic collapse] happened. I made some money there selling CDs and by the time I switched it over to dollars it had lost a third of its value. I kind of have a fanbase there now, and they want me to come back because at this point I could live like a queen.”

From Honduras to Iceland, Kuney has evolved into a pop ballad machine, in the mold of such lightning-fast stars as Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson , with twisty and clever lyrics (“Rocket Surgery” shows them off best). But her success is due to more than accident. She says most of her free time is spent responding personally to every e-mail her fans send her, which has led to making friends all over the place. This Halloween, she and some of those friends in Texas went trick-or-treating. “I went for the first time in my life,” she admits. “My parents are Southern Baptist missionaries so I was never allowed to go trick-tor-treating, and the last couple years I was in college I thought, ‘I’m getting up there, so I won’t be able to pull it off much longer.’ So I did it with some friends in a little neighborhood in Houston. The kids are so young, and there was hardly anyone after 9 p.m. I’m used to going out late, so I must have seemed kind of creepy.”

She has also solicited reading material from her fans, and is currently reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, though her next fan recommendation is the teen vampire romance novel “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. “I like to communicate with the younger kids,” she says, then laughs. “I feel like an old person talking.”

Courting that younger fanbase—she played mostly jazz clubs and sit-down venues to older crowds in her earlier career—has also meant embracing the digital, so she and her label decided to release her latest album, Bird’s Eye View, in an eco-friendly mini-package. “I wouldn’t call myself a tree hugger or anything,” she says, “but I noticed that when I buy a CD, I take the disk out, stick it in my computer, and throw the package away. I wondered where all the plastic and cardboard go.” She says the CDs are only peddled to the older fans anymore anyway. “Today I played at a high school in the morning, and I just gave out a card about how to get to it on iTunes.”

And the digital whirlwind of music begins anew. But the miracle of this new system is how it’s bringing fans closer to musicians like Kuney, who answer every e-mail, and have an interesting and personal story to tell. Perhaps this is what the future of music is—everything but the fake, fancy package. - Good Times Santa Cruz


"Culture shock pushed Amy Kuney to reinterpret life and the world"

Amy Kuney was home-schooled with the pop-singing Hanson brothers trio in Tulsa, Okla., then moved to Honduras with her family when she was 13.

So which experience had more sway over her singing and songwriting career?

Hmm — it wasn't the "MmmBop" boys.

In 1999, Kuney moved from a Mayberry, minivan and Sunday-school suburban existence in Oklahoma to what she calls "an issue of National Geographic."

Her father, a 9-to-5 hospital supervisor, was so touched and rattled by a home video of catastrophic footage from Hurricane Mitch, which struck Central America in 1998, that he quit his job and relocated his family to Honduras to conduct Christian missionary work.

Their house in Honduras had 8-foot-high concrete walls adorned with welcoming rings of razor wire.

"I was kind of changed forever moving down there," said Kuney, 23, during a phone interview. "I started writing songs about my life at that point, how I had changed, what I was feeling. I had to grow up faster."

In Honduras, Kuney, who had taken classical piano lessons since she was 4 and taught herself to play guitar, set up mattresses and a karaoke machine in the basement as a makeshift studio, where she wrote and recorded songs. Her Cuban neighbors' boisterous parrot, Fidel, contributed unsolicited background vocals.

When Kuney returned to the U.S. six years later to study music at Biola University, a private Christian college in La Mirada. "I had been in a time warp," she said.

So Kuney had no clue about what an iPod was, or how to buy a cell phone, but was brimming with reflective poetry because she had experienced firsthand a world outside most teenagers' comfort zones.

Kuney writes about her Honduran sojourn, and how she's found it "harder to live on the ground" since then, on her recently released debut album from Spin View Records, "Bird's Eye View." In the title tune, for example, she writes:

Between the lives of men and birds, out of reach I live and learn

Between two worlds there lives a third

And I am the interpreter

Translate limbs to wings, beaks to mouths, skin to feathers, ups to downs.

Kuney will share her "interpreting" skills Saturday night during a show at Zoey's with fellow indie acoustic singer Joey Ryan.

A frequent presence at Zoey's, Kuney, who lives in Santa Monica, has had a whirlwind career so far, especially this summer. She released the new album in July at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, which has become a go-to venue to hear new singer-songwriters, then went to Iceland to open for Irish folk singer Damien Rice.

She then flew to the East Coast to open a few shows for musician-actress Kate Voegele. In May, Voegele told People magazine, "I stumbled into an L.A. lounge she was playing at. She totally worked it! She's like Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan: an amazing lyricist."

Before the recent recognition from her singing brethren, Kuney was already earning kudos from network TV honchos who used her music in their programs, including two episodes of "Gilmore Girls" (in one, Kuney appeared as a folk singer crooning the old tune "Tom Dooley"); the soap opera "Passions"; and this year's season finale of "One Tree Hill," which opened with a melancholy blast of Kuney's "All Downhill From Here."

Kuney's album is all original material, and her concerts mainly feature her own songs, but she's released covers of other songs — recorded during free time at the "Bird's Eye View" recording session — that have attracted a YouTube following.

Meanwhile, she plans to continue building her fan base (she's especially appreciative of the Rice and Voegele fans who have embraced her), and wants to tour full-time next year.

She won't, however, be going back to college. After a taste of touring last summer, Kuney decided to give up on the music-major route and test her vocal skills in the real world.

Ironically, at Biola, "the worst grade I got was in voice class," she said.

Hmm — score one for home schooling and the arts. - Ventura County Star


"Playlist: Adam Lambert's 'Mad World,' plus 10 more"

USA TODAY's music critic Jerry Shriver highlights 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.

"Gasoline Rainbows" - Amy Kuney

The title of the title track from this new album benefiting oil-spill-plagued Gulf of Mexico towns says it all. - USA Today


"Gasoline Rainbows"

This new compilation is one of those efforts, and it features brand new songs by City And Colour, Damien Rice and Amy Kuney. All the proceeds will go to Global Green's relief work in the gulf.

Kuney's tune, which kicks off the collection, is particularly moving, and its lyrics encapsulate just how devastating the spill has been on the communities and environments throughout the gulf coast. - CHARTAttack


"LA Weekly - 2008 & 2009 Write-ups"

October 2008:
It's hard not to like the young singer-songwriter Amy Kuney. She doesn't put on a lot of airs or stomp around the stage with a diva's self-importance. Instead, she sings her straightforward pop songs with a lot of charm and a minimum of coffeehouse narcissism. "We take pleasure in the simple things," she announces at the outset of her new CD, Bird's Eye View. "It's a beautiful morning, dressed up in summer and tied with a bow." And yet her love of simplicity doesn't make her a simpleton. Even within the album's mainstream style, Kuney flashes more wit and intelligence than most pop starlets of her generation. "There's life beyond the razor wire that you've strung around your mind," as she softly reminds her lover. She finds herself swimming dreamily through the air, looking fancifully for that imaginary nexus where city rooftops and true love begins on "Angel Tangled in the Telephone Lines," which is made more elegant by its weaving violins and honeyed piano accents. She's simultaneously sad and funny on "Love is Trippy" when complaining about a treacherous (and creatively bankrupt) former lover: "All the love songs you wrote for me/Stuck her name where mine used to be/But my name in them fit the rhythm better." Just back from a tour of Iceland with Damien Rice, she performs a noontime set as part of the Pinktober campaign against breast cancer.

June 2009:
Kate Voegele with Angel Taylor, Amy Kuney. A whole lotta sugar and not enough spice on this pop bill, but do look for Amy Kuney to provide some unexpected twists of wit and intelligence in her own pop confections. - LA Weekly


"Music Picks: Amy Kuney"

Tulsa singer Amy Kuney was kidnapped by rebels when she was a teenage tourist in Guatemala, but she has seemingly recovered from that ordeal with few traces of tragedy or terror in her gentle piano-pop tunes. Her musical backing is quite mainstream, but there are hints of depth and soulfulness in power ballads like "Hope a Little Harder." She even reveals a social conscience in "Gasoline Rainbows," which shares lyrical imagery with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger's recent "Rainbows in Gasoline" but is actually about last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. - LA Weekly


"Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, and Vagrant Record's "Gasoline Rainbows" Benefit Album"

For Immediate Release
November , 2010

Gasoline Rainbows, a Compilation Featuring Music by Phoenix, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, and more, to be Released on November 30
Proceeds to go to Global Green to Benefit Communities Affected by Gulf Oil Spill
Compilation Brought To Life By Actress Sophia Bush and Actor Austin Nichols
Includes Brand New Material from Damien Rice, Amy Kuney, and City & Colour


When it comes to providing help to those in need, you can always count on musicians to do their part. To help communities impacted by the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some of today’s hottest bands have joined together with Global Green USA to release a benefit compilation entitled Gasoline Rainbows, out on November 30th through Vagrant Records and Sophia Bush’s label. Gasoline Rainbows will be an iTunes exclusive download, available only through the popular online music store.

The compilation was brought together by actress Sophia Bush and actor Austin Nichols, most well known for their roles on the television show One Tree Hill. Sophia and Austin traveled, with Global Green, to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to visit the beaches and see the devastation wrought by the Deepwater Horizon spill first hand. Moved by the stretches of oil along the once-beautiful beaches, as well as the devastation to the wildlife, they decided to help in whatever way they could, and this compilation is a direct result of that.

100% of the artist and label proceeds from Gasoline Rainbows will be used for Global Green’s oil spill response to directly assist the communities, people, and ecosystems impacted by the BP Oil Spill, educate the public, push for more regulation (to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again) and advocate for a greener, cleaner economy.

Gasoline Rainbows will include material by some of the most popular names in music, alongside new up-and-coming talents. The compilation will include music by LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups, Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, amongst others.

Not only will the compilation feature incredible tracks by the aforementioned artists, but it will contain three brand new, previously unreleased tracks as well. Singer-songwriters Amy Kuney, Damien Rice and City & Colour will all be providing never before heard material for the compilation.

Read below for the full track listing and to read more about Global Green.

1. “Gasoline Rainbows” - Amy Kuney*
2. “Armistice” - Phoenix
3. “40 Day Dream” - Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
4. “There's No Secret's This Year” - Silversun Pickups
5. “At The Birds Foot” - City & Colour*
6. “The Connoisseur of Great Excuse” - Damien Rice*
7. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” - The National
8. “Tighten Up” - The Black Keys
9. “Let The Time Roll By” - Onward, Soldiers
10. “Moth's Wings” - Passion Pit
11. “Floating Vibes” - Surfer Blood
12. “Mama Taught Me Better” - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
13. “I Can Change” - LCD Soundsystem
14. “Cousins” - Vampire Weekend

*Brand new material

Global Green

Founded in 1994 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI) and has been rated a Four Star Charity (the highest ranking) by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Global Green was founded in order to create a new approach to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenges, from global climate change to disasters like the BP Oil Spill.



- Big Hassle PR


"LA Times"

June 2008:
All of this makes Amy Kuney's new cover of "La Vida" all the more pleasureable. The California-based ingenue has some fine tunes of her own; if I were Eleni Mandell, I'd be a little bit worried about keeping hold of my niche. Kuney, who's only 22, loves to cover songs as much as the next YouTube habitue (Anyone remember Marie Digby?) This is Kuney's latest more-than-karaoke moment.

What makes this clip special is her harmonizing with herself (something she also did covering the Ellen Page-Michael Cera duet from "Juno," playable on her MySpace page) and especially the private quality of the performance - though her voice is especially lovely, her delivery's quite plain and inward-turning, like someone singing to herself. Which is what so many people are doing right now, thanks to Martin's maddeningly hooky chorus about formerly ruling the world.

So enjoy Amy Kuney reflecting the reality of singers in the shower across this fine land.


July 2008:
Remember Amy Kuney? She's the one who does all those fab covers on youtube.com -- a cut above the average gamine songwriter -- and writes some pretty sweet originals to boot. Soundboard featured her take on Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" a while ago.

Well, turns out we're not the only ones trolling for her vids. Got this note from her the other day:

'Hello Ann,

It's Amy Kuney again...

Guess what? Damien Rice saw my cover of his song "Blower's Daughter" on youtube, and has invited me to fly to Iceland to open shows for him! Needless to say...I am pulling my life savings and buying a round trip to Iceland. He has been an inspiration to me since I was 12 and I am still pinching myself. I can't believe it. We leave Sunday. I'm opening some shows, and then I am singing "Coldwater" with him as a duet. I can die happy now... haha'

Don't die, Amy! You have so much ahead! And we're rooting for you.
-Ann Powers - The Los Angeles Times Music Blog


"The Examiner Los Angeles"

Small packages can contain some big surprises. One such pint-sized parcel is Amy Kuney, a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who packs a punch. Kuney, originally born and raised in Tulsa, OK, has been a musician since age four, when she first took up piano. These days, the 20-something musician has been making the rounds to promote her debut album Bird's Eye View, which was released in August 2008. Tuesday night, she will share the Hotel Cafe stage with Raining Jane, a local band in the middle of a June residency at the venue.

Kuney often describes herself not as a singer-songwriter, but as a storyteller, which is ultimately what differentiates her from the bevy of guitar-gripping, ivory-tickling women who churn through the Los Angeles music circuit. Songs like the comedic rhapsody, "Thank You For Last Night" and the buoyant, inspiring, "Simple Things" ("Let's be courageous and face tiny dangers," she suggests) pair stellar tunes with lyrics that border on poetry.

And when Kuney hits the stage, she seizes it - with tenacity beyond her years and stature. She has a bold, nearly rough alto voice, and often sports a leather jacket that matches the rock-chicness of her heavy black bangs. But Amy Kuney is not Amy Lee (of Evanescence fame). She does not intimidate; she merely impresses. - The Examiner


"YM Feature"

Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter Amy Kuney has more on her mind than singing about fashion, crushes or what's hot or not: her family moved to Honduras to do missionary work when Amy was 13, and at age 17, she and a group of friends were kidnapped by rebels while in Guatemala. No wonder audiences are responding to the passion behind her amazing lyrics. - YM


"Rhapsody Feature"

The showpiece of this collection is Amy Kuney's dusky alto, which offers self-assured pop songs that are too smart to ever get overblown. Topping things off are the clever turns in songs like "Rocket Surgery" and "Love Is Trippy," when the Tulsa songwriter's coy charm helps sweeten the sarcastic barbs.
- Nate Cavalieri
- Rhapsody


"PEOPLE Magazine"

Kate Voegele - My Myspace Faves:
"I stumbled into an L.A. lounge she was playing at. She totally worked it! She's like Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan. An amazing lyricist."
- Kate Voegele - PEOPLE Magazine


"Buzzine: Indie CD Grab Bag Feature"

With a husky voice and baroque-pop style, Amy Kuney will appeal to fans of Aimee Mann and Shawn Colvin too. The winsome “Simple Things” is a greet-the-day morning song, while “Angel Tangled in the Telephone Lines” has a bittersweet air of regret, and “Love is Trippy” is a Beatles-influenced ditty, though her vocal delivery remains irony-dipped. The folky strum of “Time Machine” is very campfire/coffeehouse, and the closing title song is a forlorn acoustic waltz. -Darryl Morden - Buzzine


Discography

RELEASES:
Single - Show Me Your Fire - January 2012
Single - Kiss Me Like You Mean It - October 2011
Single - Waiting For You - September 2011
Single - Where I Can't Follow - August 2011
Gasoline Rainbows - Title track of Sophia Bush/Vagrant Records Benefit Album (feat. Vampire Weekend, The National, Phoenix, City and Colour, Damien Rice, The Black Keys) - November 2010
Single - Hope A Little Harder - September 2010
LP - Bird's Eye View - August 2008
EP - 2006

REMIXES:
Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Butch Clancy Remix)
Where I Can't Follow (Butch Clancy Remix)

RECENT PLACEMENTS:
So You Think You Can Dance Canada, One Tree Hill, NBC Pilot - I Hate That I Love You, Catfish, Gasoline Rainbows benefit album, Kleenex commercials, Lucky, The Real World, Macy’s holiday commercials, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

RADIO:
Songs featured on 25+ radio stations nationwide

Photos

Bio

"When former 'missionary kid' Amy Kuney hits the stage, she seizes it - with tenacity beyond her years and stature." Known for her impressive live show and witty commentary, Kuney has shared the stage with Damien Rice, Kate Voegele, Gavin Rossdale, Andy Grammer, Jason Reeves, and The Veronicas.

Passionate praise from MTV, LA Weekly, and Sirius Radio have made Kuney an artist-to-watch. One of her most recent releases, the sweeping pop/rock track "Gasoline Rainbows," became the title track of a benefit album including Phoenix, The Black Keys, The National, and many others. The album hit #1 on the Canadian Rock charts and was featured across the top music sites.

Over the past year she's locked herself away writing, co-producing, and releasing a series of incredibly crafted singles that have climbed the iTunes charts. Kuney is continuing to record new music with John Fields (P!nk, Cut Copy, Paper Tongues, Switchfoot) that will release later this year. Also, influenced by artists such as James Blake, Jamie Woon, Gotye, and her experiences living in third world countries, Kuney has also been developing a side project with Ray Brady (Kenna, Black Eyed Peas, Santigold).

KEY QUOTES:
• "Eric Garland, the founder and CEO of Big Champagne, a company that tracks music online, says Kuney represents the new D.I.Y. dream for tens of thousands of musicians." - NPR's The Record

• “Hope A Little Harder, Gasoline Rainbows... Amy has me on the floor with emotion. She has hit a new level of her gift. What a joy to witness her evolution. She's going to be a MASSIVE star.” - Larry Flick, Host/Executive Producer at Sirius XM Radio

• “I first came across Amy and her music three years ago. Watching and hearing her deepen from an artist I admired then has been amazing. Her songwriting, lyrical ability, and captivating live performances add up to a true artist on the cusp of big things. I am a fan.” - Joe Cuello, VP MTV Creative Music Integration

• “I stumbled into an L.A. lounge she was playing at. She totally worked it! She’s like Fiona Apple and Sarah McLachlan. An amazing lyricist.” - Kate Voegele, PEOPLE

• “The showpiece of this collection is Amy Kuney's dusky alto, which offers self-assured pop songs that are too smart to ever get overblown” - Nate Cavalieri, Rhapsody

• “Even within the album's mainstream style, Kuney flashes more wit and intelligence than most pop starlets of her generation." - LA Weekly