Chris Price

Chris Price

 Glendale, California, USA
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Chris Price is a musician based out of LA whose debut, "Homesick" was recorded entirely on an iPhone. Inspired by greats such as The Kinks and The Beach Boys, Price made an album in the old style using only the mic of the phone and a 4Track app. The resulting album is a work of "mid-fi" pop bliss.

Biography

Chris Price is a singer/songwriter based out of Los Angeles. He released his debut album, “Homesick”, in 2012 to considerable acclaim, including a 4 star review from the New York Daily News and Best Of The Year placement on the lists of several music blogs. With "Homesick", Price set out to record an entire album using nothing but his iPhone 4. Only the mic of the phone and a Four Track app would be employed to make it. No outside mics, no compressors or pre amps. Just pure, unfiltered field recording of music as it happens naturally. Price's inspiration was the great albums of the 60’s, which used limitations to enhance creativity. All the music you hear on the album is comprised of complete, unedited takes from start to finish of each instrument. No cutting and pasting. No pitch correction or Auto Tune. Basically no artificial enhancements of any kind.

Currently Price is working on his follow up album, which will be called "Stop Talking". He has established himself as a formidable producer as well, recently finishing an album for the legendary Linda Perhacs, called "The Soul Of All Natural Things, which was released in March 2014 by Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label. Upcoming productions include the first album by power-pop legend Emitt Rhodes in over 40 years, as well as a new solo album from former Jellyfish member Roger Joseph Manning Jr.

PRESS QUOTES:

"Price crafts brilliantly withering character portraits, told in the language of ’60s Brit pop" - NY Daily News

"Indeed, it's little wonder that the single "That's Your Boyfriend" is today's (May 22) iTunes Single of the Week: it shows off the capabilities of the device and the wide range of technique used in a mere four tracks." - HITFIX (featured as Song Of The Day)

"...none of this would matter if the music didn't make its emphatic impression, which, by the way, it does right out of the box. Personally, we're banking on this boy to make it to the big time, based on his sound alone" - Broward New Times

"Retro done right. Chris Price channels the ‘60s like he’s the reincarnation of John Lennon, not some unfortunate Austin Powers wannabe." - Eastern Surf

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:
- Mini tour of Apple Stores to demonstrate how to make an album on your phone

- Speaking about "Homesick" and performing at TED Talks spinoff TEDMED. Played in front of 5,000 people at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

- Opening for Sloan on Northeast US/Canada tour (with Taylor Locke & The Roughs)

- Performed at the 2013 ASCAP I Create Music Expo

- Headlining set at the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Los Angeles, CA (2013 and 2014)

- Over 100 packed shows at clubs around the LA area

Lyrics

That's Your Boyfriend

Written By: Chris Price

That's your boyfriend
With the beer in his hand
In the shower
Singing "Traveling Band"
When you met your heart would soar
That was twenty pounds before
That's your boyfriend
That's your boyfriend
Does he treat you?
Do you get what you want?
Does he take you to the nice restaurants?
Does he always pay the tab?
Does he hate when you get mad?
Do you love him?
That's your boyfriend

Relax
Tell yourself that you're not cursed
Not bad
You could end up so much worse
You could be single all your life
Or he could beat you down to size
But he doesn't

That's your boyfriend
Playing video games
He's a charmer
Putting Errol to shame
Eating chocolate chip delight
Till the darkest hour of night
That's your boyfriend
Maybe husband
Can he keep you
Without half of a job?
Blew the savings
Placing bets with the mob
And he hates your Mom and Dad
But he likes the cash they have
And he loves you
Doesn't tell you

Relax
Tell yourself that you're not cursed
Not bad
You could end up so much worse
You could give someone else a try
Next thing you know you're 55
And you're angry

We all play the cards that we're dealt, or fold

Homesick

Written By: Chris Price

How many times can I take a lie till its too late?
How many ways can people betray with a straight face?

I've got it so good
I'm happy to be alive and well
Its lost on my face, but time can tell
I'm homesick after all
Wait till I'm old enough to cry
I'll stay at home and shut my eyes
If you could see, you'd see I'm homesick

Lost in a photograph
You turn away to laugh
I'm just a boy you knew back then
Sunk in the sands of time
You grazed your hand with mine
I see us running off again

So many words but nothing's been said for a long time
Losing my nerve but holding out hope for a thin dime

I've got it so good
I'm happy to be alive and well
Its lost on my face, but time can tell
I'm homesick after all
Wait till I'm old enough to cry
I'll stay at home and shut my eyes
If you could see, you'd see I'm homesick

Discography

Homesick (2012)
Lead single "That's Your Boyfriend" was iTunes Single Of The Week on May 22, 2012. Single was downloaded 185,000+ times.