Secret Cities premiere new video
from Walk Me Home out 23rd June!
“The bass is dewey. The harmonies are starlit. The theremin is ripe…The racket they’re able to muster together in the process is enough to set them apart from the pack.” PITCHFORK
“…a perfect balance of subdued and rousing moments…hypnotically affecting harmonies…” A.V. CLUB
“…it went round and round in my head for more than a few weeks, and kept me humming and hooked.” CARRIE BROWNSTEIN
“Magnificent…I’ve rarely heard an album that wields so many weapons…it’s almost arduous not to be won over… 4/5” TINY MIX TAPES
“…probably not too far off from what [Brian] Wilson’s been attempting for his entire career.” FADER
“…intimate and immediately likable…” STEREOGUM
“charmingly innocent and unconventionally beautiful.” TLOBF
“It’s that purity of heart and mind that Secret Cities possess, and it’s channelled to create beautiful chamber-pop that bursts with gorgeous melodies. MUSICOMH
Secret Cities announce the release of their new album, Walk Me Home, out this summer on Western Vinyl (Ava Luna, Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin). Walk Me Home is the 3rd LP from Secret Cities and follows their acclaimed 2011 release Strange Heartsand 2010’s Pink Graffiti. Recorded in 10 days at SF’s Tiny Telephone with Jay Pellicci(The Dodos, Deerhoof, Erase Errata) manning the controls, Walk Me Home is the result of the most spontaneous, democratic, and visceral recording of the band’s life.
Started by Marie Parker and Charlie Gokey at the tender age of 15, the members of Secret Cities have never lived in the same city in their 9 years of making music and touring together. After they released Strange Hearts, the three members set off in different directions. Marie became a teacher in the band’s spiritual home of Fargo, ND. Charlie became a civil liberties attorney in D.C. Alex Abnos became a journalist in NYC. Time passed and the band decided it was time to come together again and enter a real studio where they could play and record together in real time.
Walk Me Home is a supreme reflection of their live chemistry and diverging lives and musical tastes. Bringing in band member influences ranging from soul masters like King Floyd & Dr. John to Roy Orbison and using the band’s unique dual vocalists Marie and Charlie to their utmost advantage, Secret Cities created a record with great originality and range. As it is, it took years of traveling in different directions for Secret Cities to make an album that brought them closer together than ever.
Walk Me Home is released 23rd June 2014.