Arthur Yoria | I'll Be Here Awake

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I'll Be Here Awake

by Arthur Yoria

Bitter-sweet power pop w/ clever lyrics and captivating vocals.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. I'll Be Here Awake
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2. Permanent
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3. Call Me
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4. Here To Stay
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5. Sleep Is On The Way
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6. She Looks Like You
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7. P.S.A.
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8. I'll Pretend
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9. Sevilla
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10. At Least You've Been Told
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Avoiding the confines of the "singer-songwriter"
genre, Arthur Yoria makes a unique and powerful
statement w/ his debut full-length, I'll Be Here
Awake(12Records). Imbuing his touching and
sometimes venomous love stories with rock'n'roll edge,
raw emotions and undeniable hooks is Arthur's way of
setting himself apart from the average "solo-artist."
"The goal was to have the songs be simple and
to-the-point sonically but have the lyrics provide
some unexpected twists and turns." says Arthur. The
result is an infectious 37 and-a-half-minute power-pop
manifesto with charm and appeal to spare. "I'd be
willing to bet that every song could be a successful
single"(Smother.net).

Songs off of I'll Be Here Awake have been featured
in MTV's Camp Jim, FOX's The OC and in several
independent films. In addition, I'll Be Here
Awake(title track) reached #8 in the country on the
FMQB Specialty Commercial Radio Chart this fall and
I'll Pretend(track 8) was the #1 song(all genres) on
Garageband.com for 6 consecutive weeks.

Based in Houston, TX, the Chicago native got a late
start in music when he first picked up the guitar
while attending the University of Houston. After
stints in the Houston based bands, The Jeepneys and
Lavendula, Arthur decided to set out on his own and
released a 4-song, self-titled EP in 2001 followed by
a 5-song EP, can you still look adorable in 2002.
Having racked up rave reviews, nomination after
nomination in the Houston Press Music Awards and
some friendly but frivolous phone calls from the major
labels, Arthur felt it was time to record a
full-length. So with the help of good friend and
former Houston Rocket, Matt Maloney, 12Records, Inc.
was created for that very purpose.

Arthur has toured the U.S. as well as the U.K. playing
in venues such as the Knitting Factory in L.A., Sin-e'
and CBGBs in NYC and the world-famous Cavern Club in
Liverpool, England. Scheduled for 2005 is another
U.S. tour followed by some European dates to promote
an EP of songs in Spanish recently recorded by
the Colombian/American Yoria.


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Melody Cole

love it
This CD was great.

Lilas

Great artist! Fantastic music! Marvelous voice!
Great artist! Fantastic music! Marvelous voice!

jonathan grover

its da poop
awesome CD. I just can't stop playing it...
going to see him live next month.

Simon

Very Impressed
His stuff is original, yet is very palatable. Really, I'm extremely impressed with the sample tracks offered here. Great production. I have just started looking around the site, and I haven't purchased anything yet (or anyone else's Indie stuff yet), but this album is at the top of my wish list right now. Keep up the great work, Arthur. If this stuff comes easily to you, well, I'm jealous. This is the kind of stuff that makes it worth wading through the crap.

Owen

MUST LISTEN
this cd is infectious. my friend was playing this cd at her house and everyone that listens to it has bought it. ive met him and hes a great guy and his live show is amazing.

Matt Albright

Perfect (songs + hooks + production + voice) = STUNNING ALBUM!!
This CD is fantastic! I take it with me in my car, and then take it into work to listen to it there, and then back into the car. Perfect songs, great hooks, a very decent level of production, and Arthur's amazing voice make this a definite winner. "Permanent", "Call Me", "She Looks Like You", and "I'll Pretend" are the four stand out tracks for me. "P.S.A." has been really starting to grow on me too though (it took me a few listens to make it to the awesome buildup and the well-placed triangle, that totally makes the song). My only two complaints are the title track (it is radio-friendly claptrap at its worst, in my opinion) and the throat clearing in the middle of "Permanent". My co-worker said, "Who IS this? It's great!" when "Permanent" started playing, and then by the end commented that the song was just "Alright" since the throat clearing ruined the song for him. That's fine in the middle of a video, but rather annoying on the album version. I plan to edit that out when I make a compilation CD of my favorite songs. Overall, I'd have to say it is my favorite album that I've purchased this year. If CDBaby ever adds a "Production Level" category to their search capabilities, this would have to earn the max score. EXCELLENT!!

special k


WOW!!! Very, very good. It hasn't seen it's CD case since I bought it.

Amy G

This is just a great cd
This is a really good cd, I'm surprised that the artist isn't more well known.

Torsten from Germany

impressive cd!
what a terrific cd. Can`t understand that this guy isn`t famous! music and lyrics are perfect, HERE TO STAY is the best song i have ever heard.

Courtney

True talent
The cd is incredible. I saw Arthur at a local cafe in Houston and he was amazing. I bought his cd and fell in love with it. It is a fantastic cd. I love his lyrics. It is a MUST BUY!
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