July 01, 2008 06:00 ET

429 Records' Steve Reynolds iTunes "Discovery Download" for Week of July 1

"Save Your Best" -- The iTunes "Discovery Download" of the Week -- From the New Steve Reynolds Release "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS" Available Now

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - 429 Records' acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Reynolds will be front and center on the iTunes Music Store site the week of July 1st as the song "Save Your Best," taken from his new CD "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS," has been chosen as the "Discovery Download" single. For seven days beginning July 1st, "Save Your Best" will be offered as a free download. "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS," the full-length album, is currently available for download and in select independent music retailers.

Steve Reynolds is a storyteller and the embodiment of the modern rock troubadour--he's a singer, a songwriter and a masterful guitar player. With his second project for 429 Records, "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS," Reynolds presents carefully crafted songs quietly weaving hypnotic tales of love and life with both lushly acoustic and transcendently electric backdrops. The recording sessions for "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS" took place in rural France where he brought in producer David Odlum (of The Frames) and recorded with a stellar cast of musicians including David Hingerty (drums), Ian Walker (upright bass), Joshua Grange (guitars), Jim Bianco (piano), Joel Shearer (guitar), Karl Odlum (bass), Oliver Krause (strings), Cisco De Luna (banjo, harmonium) and Chris Murphy (violin). Helping out on vocals are Tom McRae, Cary Brothers and Gemma Hayes.

Over the past few years Reynolds has quietly been creating an ever-more accomplished body of work and building a fan base touring constantly in the US and the UK. His immaculately crafted songs have garnered high profile acclaim in the press -- No Depression, Entertainment Weekly, Performing Songwriter and Rolling Stone to name a few have all singled out Reynolds as an undeniable talent. Noted Rolling Stone on his interpretation of The Band's song "Stage Fright": "Newcomer Steve Reynolds' stripped-back 'Stage Fright' would make even the Hawks proud." Steve's version of "Stage Fright" is included as a bonus track on "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS."

429 Records, in a unique move, released "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS" in both wide digital distribution (online) and limited traditional CD distribution (Amazon, indie retail, on tour stops). Says Sheila Volpe, VP of Marketing, 429 Records: "We're distributing the record strategically to hit both the widest consumer base possible while at the same time honing in more effectively on his fan base."

Steve will embark on a Summer-long tour to promote "THE CARNIVAL PAPERS." Dates TBA.

429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company in the adult music genres consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media, which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.

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