October 17, 2005 10:31 ET

KOCH Records Signs Multi-Talented Artist Richard Butler

Psychedelic Furs Frontman to Release Self-Titled, New Solo Album in Early 2006

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- KOCH Records announces the newest addition to its successful and burgeoning roster, multi-talented artist and Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.

With one of the most distinctive and recognizable voices in recent history, Richard Butler burst upon the scene in 1979 as lead singer and predominant songwriter of The Psychedelic Furs. Throughout their legendary 26-year history, The Furs earned a reputation as one of the most iconic forces to come out of the 80s post-punk, new wave era. The band charted big hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," and "The Ghost In You," and released seven studio albums.

For his forthcoming KOCH Records solo release, titled simply "Richard Butler," Butler collaborated with Jon Carin, an accomplished musician who has worked with Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend and Bryan Ferry. The result is a collection of songs that's an incredible melding of Butler's incisive lyrics and signature voice awash in Carin's mysteriously captivating musical landscape.

About the forthcoming album, Butler says, "I've experienced quite a bit the last few years, both good and bad... it's changed me tremendously... these songs reflect all of it... and because of that, they're some of the most personal and important songs I've ever done."

Look for the self-titled album "Richard Butler" in early 2006!

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last four years (2001-2004). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit

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