Chris Pureka – “How I Learned To See In The Dark” out now!
For fans of… KD Lang, Neil Young, Ryan Adams
“For a woman who frequently performs solo and whose compositions are more quiet than clanging, Chris Pureka is making a lot of noise.” – Billboard Magazine
Chris Pureka is proud to announce the release of her third studio album How I Learned To See In the Dark. It’s available now via Haldern Pop, offering some bold new elements to the solid foundation she has been building throughout her ever-escalating twelve-year career.
You can listen to her single Wrecking Ball below-
Throughout her career, Pureka has prized autonomy over ease. She has released her all of her albums independently and plays upwards of 200 dates a year, enabling her to maintain a great deal of control over her process. That independent streak is also felt throughout How I Learned To See In The Dark. Pureka’s co-producer and longtime friend, Merrill Garbus (4Ad’s tUnE-YaRds) lent her signature quirky recording techniques and knack for alternative instrumentation to the album, helping Pureka expand her sound into as-yet uncharted territory. While maintaining her unique alchemy of longing, loss and hope, there is a sonic adventurism on How I Learned To See In The Dark that marks a new stage in Pureka’s musical evolution. With a newfound edginess, coupled with a more abstract sound, there is a musical depth and complexity that shines through each track, all the while maintaining the space and creative instrumentation Pureka is known for.
Wwith the European release of How I Learned to See in the Dark (in partnership with Haldern Pop) Pureka embarks on a new beginning which will see her expand her reach even further into the European market, bringing her heartfelt songs to her biggest audience to date. Pureka may have been making waves for over a decade, but 2014 marks the beginning of a new chapter in what is already a storied career.
Chris hits the UK in March as part of her European tour. Check out the tour dates below:
March 17th – The Greys – Brighton
March 18th – The Windmill – London
March 19th – Gwdihŵ Café Bar – Cardiff
March 20th – The Met – Bury
March 21st – Hopscotch – Liverpool
March 22nd – Kirton Town Hall – Kirton in Lindsey
March 23rd – The Bicycle Shop – Norwich
March 24th – The Maze – Nottingham