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Chris Robley
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Happy Monday! Here's a little tongue twister to jumpstart your week — and a video of me, Rob, and Naomi singing it together for the first time.
Here’s Rob, Naomi, and I working out the tongue-twister words and 3-part harmonies on “Anonymous” for the first time:
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Very thankful for those who've already pre-ordered my first new album in five years. If you want to help with that last little slice of pie, check out http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley
 
Nope. Not Pac Man. It's a silvery pie chart! We're almost there. Pre-order my first new album in five years day http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley
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Here's one of the jazzier songs that'll be on THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER. Pledge to pre-order the album now, and unlock the video of us recording "1973."

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chrisrobley/updates/52666
Click to view this fun and jumpy Super 8-ish video of us recording a new song called “1973.” It was shot by Tim Huggins at the makeshift studio we set up at my friend’s beach house.
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Hey all, I'm very excited to announce the forthcoming release of my new album 'THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER' which is available for pre-order at http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley right now!

My first new album in 5 years. Wow. I used to put out new records every couple weeks, didn't I?

This record was created in a totally different way from how I worked in the past, though, and I'm very proud of these songs; they're raw, spacious, and full of collaborative energy (thanks to the amazing talents of Arthur Parker, Rob Stroup, Naomi Hooley, Anders Bergstrom, Bob Dunham, and Paul Brainard).

Pledge to pre-order the album and hear it before anyone else; snag some rad limited-edition posters, t-shirts, poetry chapbooks, poetry broadsides, and more; and play a part in helping me make this album a reality.

Check it out at http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley.

Thanks for your support.
My first new album in five years is almost finished. Pre-order right now to experience it before anyone else.
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Having trouble getting reviewed in the Times' Sunday Book Review?
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A little video all about my Twitter feed — so you KNOW it's thrilling! Features me buried in snow. 
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Rock it, Leila! Jimi visits CDB HQ.
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My good friends Doug & Anna design sweet tangibles under the name Chicken 3000. They'll be creating the album art for the ‪#‎GreatMakeBeliever‬, along with shirts, posters, poetry chapbooks (typeset by hand!), broadsides, and more. 

If you want to get a first glimpse at their work while it takes shape, pledge to pre-order THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER at http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley today.

Also, check out some of their other concert posters and album covers at http://www.chicken3000.com/.
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Here's a quick preview of us recording the song "1973" for THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER. Pre-order the album at http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley to hear and see the whole thang.
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Here's me pretending not to be scared shitless as I pressed the big red LAUNCH button for my PledgeMusic campaign yesterday. (http://www.pledgemusic.com/chrisrobley).

One day later and I'm 21% funded. Thanks so much to those who've already climbed aboard the good ship ‪#‎GreatMakeBeliever‬ (kinda sounds like a cult, huh?)

If you want to hear my first new album in five years, please pledge to pre-order athttp://www.pledgemusic.com/ChrisRobley.
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I make no secret of my Poetry Magazine fandom. In keeping with this — here's an interview with Don Share, senior editor of Poetry Magazine, and one of the two voices you'll hear every month on the Poetry Magazine Podcast — plus, a great poet, translator, and tweeter. 

Yep, tweeter.
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Musician, Poet, Marketing Coordinator
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  • CD Baby
    Marketing Coordinator, 2005 - present
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Portland, Oregon
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Songwriter, producer, poet, blogger, person, marketeer.
Introduction
Edmund White said, "Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms, the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great." Well, I'm only 1.6764 meters tall-- so here's my vengeance! 

The LA Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, and other fine publications have used nice words to describe my music.

NPR says: “Dark, romantic strains take flight. This gothic, orchestral indie-pop is sure to leave heads spinning with its unique and haunting sound.”

As a songwriter/band-leader, I’ve released 6 albums of original material. As a producer and/or session-player, I’ve appeared on over 50 records, mostly by pop, rock, folk, and jazz artists from the Pacific Northwest.

I’m also a contemporary American poetry fanatic. I’ve recently begun dipping my toe into the frightening world of submitting poems for publication and editing YRTEOP.COM (“POETRY” spelled backwards)– home to poet interviews, poetry news, and 1-Minute Poem Reports.

As marketing coordinator for CD Baby and BookBaby (distributors of independent music and books) I also manage/edit the DIY Musician Blog which sees over 100k unique visits per month, as well as the new BookBaby Blog.

Content never sleeps. Also, “content” is a terrible word.

Education
  • University of Richmond
    2000
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Chris Robley, Christopher Robley