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1/5/18

Curio Cabinet Records Releases New 2018 Hot Playlist For Work Outs, Play, Down Time, Traveling:

1.       Sonic Magazine, ‘Crabby Road’ by R.J. Hurns, https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns

2.       Man From Christ Stain, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

3.        El Syd, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’, https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

4.        Twin Peeks, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

5.        Last Day, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

6.        The Office, ‘Crabby Road’, https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns

7.         Lunar Ocean, ‘Music From Imaginary Movies’ by R. J. Hurns,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns2

8. Giant Monkey Island, ‘Music From Imaginary Movies’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns2

9.    Battle Line, ‘Music From Imaginary Movies’, https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns2

10.   Attack of the Giant Bumble Bee, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’ https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

11.   Dust, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

12.   Shroud Sky, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,   https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

13.   Golgotha, ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1

              

The Christ Stains band, above, from left Pete Zimmerman (hat), Robert J. Hurns (guitar) and Jim Grogan on drums at recent jam session at CCR studios. TMC photos.

14.   Wild Boar, ‘Crabby Road’,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns

  "This first playlist is based on fans input from our three albums including the just-released 'Meet The Christ Stains!' album," Robert J. Hurns, Curio Cabinet Records President and musician, said today from his studio in Chicago. "Many of these songs are our top downloads from around the world from all platforms. We'll have another new album out in early 2018. We thank everyone for listening, their ongoing support and hope everyone has a very Happy New Year."

 1.18, TurnerMorrisonCommunications.com & Curio Cabinet Records Company, Inc., Chicago, IL

Contact: diane@turnermorrisoncommunications.com

 


HURNS' CHRIST STAINS AT POP CON MILWAUKEE NOV. 4 & 5

(CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2017) - The Chicago-based Christ Stains band will be at Pop Con Milwaukee 2017 this Nov. 4 & 5 at the Crown Plaza Hotel/Convention Center promoting their new album ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’ and selling collectibles. The annual event features celebrities and more than 300 vendors. Special guests include Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, John Schneider, Bobby Hull, Pete Rose, Fergie Jenkins, artist Mike Grell (drawing portraits) and Baron Von Raschke. Curio Cabinet Records President and musician Robert J. Hurns says, “The music, shopping and meeting TV and sport legends make for a great time.”

Go to PopConMilwaukee.com for more info.
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10/19/17

Fans Say New Hurns CD a Metal Cornucopia with Frontal Sonic Assault, Dreamy Guitar & Songs Beg for Dancing 

  (CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2017) – Heavy instrumental songs forged in rock, cinema and imagination run through new Chicago band Christ Stains’ ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’ CD just released by Chicagoan Robert J. Hurns, and is garnering enthusiastic feedback. It is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1 and on major streaming platforms. Listeners are saying:    

        “Golgotha (song 2) is a metal cornucopia with raw, spare drumming, begs for dancing, a synthesized oboe/clarinet dance macabre, and a raw drum score with Celtic crush chords”;

         “In Twin Peeks (song 5) we step into an ethereal world filled with intense guitar work, laden with echoes and bells  - where am I? - bluesy, takes one deep into the Pacific Northwest forest”;

        “Last Day (song 6) is the pop hit I’ve been waiting for… light, sweet frivolity with the Stains’ identifiable psychedelic guitar riffs”;

        “El Syd (song 4) brilliant, the Stains reveal their psychedelic side – get out of the way Dream Syndicate!”

        “Attack of the Giant Bumble Bee (song 7) is a full frontal sonic assault, got to dance!”;

        “Dust (song 8) has a pretty Latin beat with echo, bells … sounds like the close of the day”;

        “Shroud Sky (song 9)  layered guitar parts get one moving with mariachis as the day ends … one glances at a sky full of stars, obviously a Bowie tribute”; and,

         “Herald (song 1) Kubrick-ish soundtrack for a mystical sci-fi flick, heaven’s gates break open after the Roman trumpets!”

         One record collector said, "Meet The Christ Stains! is brilliant - lyrical and cinematic."

         The album, all original music, invokes a cinematic landscape located between rock and soundtrack, aided by treated guitars and keyboards that emulate muscular sounds such as piano, violin, cello, saxophone and pipe organ.  Each song tells a story with the melodic ‘Last Day’ written about fleeting summer.

        Three Chicago-based music fanatics and cinefiles (Hurns, Pete Zimmerman and James Grogan) created a landscape of hard rock and film score splendor in the new 'Meet The Christ Stains!' album.   

                                                       

         Chicago/Elk Grove guitarist Ron Steta, who has played with several top-rated Billboard bands over the years, adds burning guitar play to songs Golgotha, El Syd and Last Day. Hurns produced and mixed the album for Chicago’s Curio Cabinet Records. This is Hurns third album - ‘Crabby Road’ (available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns) and ‘Music from Imaginary Movies’ (at www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns2) are available from CD Baby.com. The album is also available at Rolling Stones Records in Norridge, Illinois.

     “It’s great, somewhat surreal that the record store I’d visit in the 70s and 80s will be selling my album,” Hurns said. “I remember going there the first week it opened when it was a small corner store. I never dreamed they would stock my music!”

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Robert Hurns New'Christ Stains' Rock Album Puts Mental in Instrumental, Helping Hurricane Victims

      (CHICAGO, SEPT. 13, 2017) - Heavy instrumental songs forged in rock, cinema and imagination run through new Chicago band Christ Stains’ ‘Meet The Christ Stains!’ CD released this week. It is available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1. The album, featuring all original music, is on numerous streaming platforms and in MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.
        The new music invokes a cinematic landscape located between rock and soundtrack,  aided by treated guitars and keyboards that emulate muscular sounds such as piano, violin, cello, saxophone and pipe organ. Hard-hitting album songs include Herald, Golgotha, Man from Christ Stain, El Syd, Twin Peeks, Last Day, Attack of the Giant Bumble Bee, Dust and Shroud Sky. 
        In making 'Meet The Christ Stains!' three Chicago-based music fanatics and cinefiles (Robert J. Hurns, Pete Zimmerman and James Grogan) joined together and melded their influences to form a musical terrain less traveled for the new album. The trio created a landscape of hard rock and film score splendor - epic songs for the mind and body.       
        Chicago guitarist Ron Steta, who has played with several top-rated Billboard bands over the years, adds burning guitar play to songs Golgotha, El Syd and Last Day. Hurns, of Chicago, produced the album for Chicago’s Curio Cabinet Records.
         Hurns, principal keyboard player and guitarist, is a lawyer and musician. He has played in Chicago bands Radio Whip, The Texas Chainsaw Experience and the Tortfeasers.  Zimmerman (a product of the Old Town School of Folk Music) works in education; Grogan is a lawyer.
         This is the third album for Hurns (pictured below). His earlier solo albums ‘Crabby Road’ (available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns) and ‘Music from Imaginary Movies’ (at www.cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns2) can be heard and purchased from CD Baby. One can also listen to and purchase individual tracks from CD Baby.
           During the week of Sept. 11-15 CD Baby is donating net proceeds from digital sales on its music store towards relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, including those from 'Meet The Christ Stains!'

       Contact diane@turnermorrisoncommunicatons.com for more information.

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9/7/17

CD Baby Artists Donate to Harvey Victims

(Portland, OR, Sept. 7, 2017) - CD Baby will donate proceeds from all digital sales on their music store to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Between Monday, September 11th (12:00am PST), and Friday, September 15th (11:59pm PST), CD Baby will donate net proceeds from all digital sales, including the new CD 'Meet The Christ Stains!' at www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertjhurns1 , at CD Baby music store (store.cdbaby.com) to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the recent storm that devastated east Texas and parts of Louisiana. The money collected will be given to the Red Cross, now actively working on the ground helping Harvey victims.

CD Baby is donating its cut of digital sales for the week of September 11-15, passing the money along to relief efforts. During the week, CD Baby, musicians, including the band Christ Stains, and music buyers will join together to help the victims of Harvey and begin the rebuilding efforts.  -- 30 --

By Chris Robley. CD Baby

 


Chicagoan Bob Hurns’ Music Hits High Note
“His music is like vast landscapes punctuated with driving angular lines of sonic goodness”

 Go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns

Hurns’ music is “A vast soundscape punctuated with driving angular lines of sonic greatness”

Vampy industrial rock (WZRD FM, Chicago)”

Robert Hurns’ music makes you feel like you are free on a technicality…we bet you’ll plead insanity when you hear Hurns’ latest” (The Illinois Entertainer)

Wow, this is great music; I’ve played it every day and with my training!” (Dartmouth College undergraduate)

Sly wiggly syncopated industrial pop performed on brightly toned synths and electric guitar by Hurns - many of the 13 vampy, offbeat pieces have a film soundtrack work... perhaps a collaboration with Tim  Burton should be arranged” (WZRD-FM, Chicago);                   

                                  

To date, the most downloaded songs are The Office, Sonic Magazine, Winter, Lunar Ocean, Battle Line, and Giant Monkey Island. Early listeners of the soon to be released ‘A song for Diane’ say this is a sure hit. Hurns, a lawyer and musician, played in Chicago bands Radio Whip, The Texas Chainsaw Experience and the popular Tortfeasers.

Go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/rjhurns now to order copies of Hurns’ ‘Crabby Road’ or ‘Music from Imaginary Movies’ CDs or to download individual tracks, also found at iTunes, Spotify, Napster and all the top music  access sites.  Contact diane@turnermorrisoncommunicatons.com for more information.  2014- New music coming this year!