Valerie Orth | Faraway City

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Faraway City

by Valerie Orth

Full length album. Smart, sexy, and soulful tunes that flirt with the edge as nimbly as they subvert expectations. Gorgeous vocals, strong melodic hooks, and no fear of heights.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Better Than Reality
3:38 $0.99
2. Keeps Coming Back
4:25 $0.99
3. Why Now
4:24 $0.99
4. Beyond This Song
4:15 $0.99
5. Relinquish
3:57 $0.99
6. Movers & Shakers
4:09 $0.99
7. Black & White (feat. Mystic)
5:43 $0.99
8. Waterfall
3:46 $0.99
9. The Ones I Owe
4:03 $0.99
10. Unconquered
3:46 $0.99
11. Waiting
3:42 $0.99
12. Toolbox
3:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
Valerie Orth is a fearless and genre-bending songwriter whose distinctive hybrid of rock, groove, soul, and folk reaches out and commands your attention.

"Soulful, genuine, and edgy" - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"An indie folk powerhouse" - Source Weekly
"Multi-octave range and nimble... But that's nothing compared to the call-and-response breakdown on 'Waterfall.'"
- East Bay Express
" . . . unpredictable and highly original. Just when you think she's going to settle into a familiar groove,
off she flies into the stratosphere with phrasings you never saw coming." - Jefferson Agrarian

Valerie's most ambitious album yet, "Faraway City" features Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter) on drums, Julie Wolf (Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls) on piano and organ, and Jon Evans (Tori Amos) on bass and electric guitar. Produced by Evans, it amply displays Valerie's range as composer, lyricist, and singer.



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Kate Isenberg

Edgy vocals, driving groove, creative production
I listened to "Faraway City" while running this morning--a great pairing, since the mood is edgy, the groove is driving, and the songs are evocative. Valerie Orth gives powerful vocal performances throughout. The creative arrangements and production choices enhance the atmosphere of the songs. Congratulations on this strong new release!