Following the addition of Alex Abnos (aka Kansas City's Tut Tut) on drums and a whirlwind tour of Midwest, the three went back to the drawing board. Over the next four years, they tore down and rebuilt their sound, sometimes woodshedding in an actual wooden shed on the prairie. Eventually, Secret Cities emerged with a cocktail of Spector-esque doe-eyed romanticism, electronic flourishes indebted to minimalist composers like Terry Riley, the noisy, art damaged sensibilities of late psych groups like The United States of America. Respected blog Stereogum tipped the band as one to watch in 2010 noting that the band's "twisting kaleidoscope of crystalline psychedelia, chirpy folk, dark baroque pop, and bare emotions" brought to mind "The Antlers in a blender" or a "chillier Grizzly Bear brought up on The Unites States of America". Their debut album Pink Graffiti was released on July 20, 2010 via Western Vinyl.
Their latest album Strange Hearts was released on March 20, 2011. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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