In a Tidal Wave of Mystery [Deluxe Edition]

In a Tidal Wave of Mystery [Deluxe Edition]

by Capital Cities
     
 

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The full-length debut album from Los Angeles' Capital Cities, 2013's In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop. These musically ambitious productions touch upon '80s new wave and '70s disco in the band's own unique, lo-fi way. In fact, part of the album's charm is that many of the songs here sound

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The full-length debut album from Los Angeles' Capital Cities, 2013's In a Tidal Wave of Mystery is an infectious mix of synth-heavy dance pop. These musically ambitious productions touch upon '80s new wave and '70s disco in the band's own unique, lo-fi way. In fact, part of the album's charm is that many of the songs here sound like keyboard-heavy demos that were perhaps meant to be fleshed out with various instruments but never were. Hence, the preponderance of synth trumpet, digital strings, and other extremely old-school-sounding electronic samples. The result is that the album brings to mind the early, innovative electronic music of artists who were earnestly taken with the explicitly computer-generated sounds of the modern wonder that was the synthesizer, like Level 42 and Giorgio Moroder. In that sense, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery fits in nicely alongside the works of such similarly inclined indie pop contemporaries as AM & Shawn Lee, MGMT, Phoenix, and the Strokes' Julian Casablancas' solo work. Featured on the album is the Top Ten radio hit "Safe and Sound." [A Deluxe Edition with four bonus tracks was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2014
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0602537869756
catalogNumber:
002095802
Rank:
15071

Tracks

  1. Safe and Sound  -  Capital Cities
  2. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast  -  Capital Cities
  3. Kangaroo Court  -  Capital Cities
  4. I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo  -  Capital Cities
  5. Center Stage  -  Capital Cities
  6. Farrah Fawcett Hair  -  Capital Cities
  7. Chartreuse  -  Capital Cities
  8. Origami  -  Capital Cities
  9. Lazy Lies  -  Capital Cities
  10. Tell Me How to Live  -  Capital Cities
  11. Chasing You  -  Capital Cities
  12. Love Away  -  Capital Cities
  13. One Minute More  -  Capital Cities
  14. Patience Gets Us Nowhere Fast  -  Capital Cities
  15. Lazy Lies  -  Capital Cities
  16. Safe and Sound  -  Capital Cities

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