In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

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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 soundSee more details below

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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."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/04/2013
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0602537370344
catalogNumber:
001847302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capital Cities   Primary Artist
Brian Warfield   Trumpet
André Benjamin   Vocals
Shemika Secrest   Vocals
Manny Quintero   Bass
Soseh   Vocals
Spencer Ludwig   Trumpet
Andrew Kzirian   Oud
Frank Tavares   Narrator
Nick Merwin   Guitar
Channing Holmes   Drums

Technical Credits

Karen Thompson   Mastering
Mike Marsh   Mastering
André Benjamin   Composer
Simon Mills   Producer
Ryan Merchant   Composer,Producer
Sebu Simonian   Composer,Producer
Ken Oriole   Engineer
João Lauro Fonte   Artwork

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