Multi-instrumentalist Christopher the Conquered has released his latest album I’m Giving Up on Rock & Roll via Maximum Ames Records.  The nine-track record has already caught the eye of Ryan Adams who called Christopher ‘crazy and incredible.’ Christopher teamed up with Patrick Tape Fleming to create a sound that Alternative Press has compared to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Tori Amos. The album is available in stores as well as online via all digital retailers including iTunes at

“I’ve put everything I have into this record. Every last bit of emotional, creative, and financial capital to make it right. I couldn’t be more proud of the album, and the team that helped make it, and I’m just incredibly happy to see it out in the world, into people’s ears and, hopefully, their hearts,” explains Christopher.

I’m Giving Up on Rock & Roll was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis and comes on the heels of a successful EP, which has accumulated over 300K plays across all digital platforms. Having already developed a skeleton of the record in his Iowa basement, Christopher only took nine days to record this special release.

Christopher will be heading out on a US tour in support of the new release. His live shows have been garnering him attention around the globe. He wrapped a 10-week European tour that took him throughout Germany and Italy at the beginning of the year. The US tour will be making stops in Omaha, Des Moines, Indianapolis and New York to name a few. Full tour information can be found at:

Christopher’s passion for music began when he was growing up in an Iowa town of just 1,300.  He got his first taste of music listening to Motown and classic rock & roll with his parents and repeatedly watching Disney classics like The Lion King and The Jungle Book on repeat. A self-taught musician, Christopher plays drums, trumpet, piano, guitar, and even audited a college Jazz History class at just 12-years-old alongside his dad. The Iowa singer, songwriter, and performer has crafted a declaratory musical statement that’s impossible to ignore.





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Omaha, NE


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Lincoln, NE


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Chicago, IL

The Hideout

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Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Arts Festival (with Gin Blossoms)

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Iowa City, IA

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Cedar Falls, IA


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Company Brewing

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Library House

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St. Paul, MN

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