City Society

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Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf This album reeks of warm summer evenings. Reminds me of Van She in the sound and structure with fine synth passages/arpeggios and the limit in vocal phrase pitch ranges that adds to the pleasant mood of the album. Favorite track: Whirlwind.
Pete Kowalsky
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Pete Kowalsky Modern take on 80's pop -- dreampop/shoegaze/synthpop -- whatever you call it, it's catchy, fresh, upbeat, and sugary sweet. I don't care, I love it. :) Fans of Ulrich Schnauss, Darshan Ambient, etc. will dig this!
Brad Burris
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Brad Burris This album is a nod to the retro days of yore, yet manages to offer a bright new sense of focus in its melodies. Retrowave, dreamwave, indiewave, whatever you want to call it, its refreshing. Favorite track: Bermuda.
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released May 15, 2013

This album was written and recorded between November 2011 and February 2013.
All words and music by Richard Cupolo
Photography by Carlos Jeannenez
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City Society New York, New York

City Society, a memorable mix of electronic dreampop and danceable beats, was founded in 2013 by songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Richard Cupolo. Recording in his own studio and in various studios around New York City, he embraces retro keyboards and guitars, melding them with compelling, personal and existential lyrics. ... more

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Track Name: Riot Bloom
When you called
Your words stood tall
Talk of what will be
Is it you and me?

What you do is an excuse
You can't ignore the truth

Out in this town
Night's bright when you look
Out in this city
Can't stop, you feel so good

Wade through the talk
But not away
Can't see her walk
You know the way

Won't change what
She remembers
Get up it's
Time to go
Track Name: This Grand Adventure
Vespa's just big enough for two
Cottage off the dirt track
We got on the plane
We never looked back

Statues crumble above us
Down below we're alive

Got to get up and find our way
We're locals now, they say
It's been a while since
We cared about anything
Track Name: The World Without Us
Don't want to be a fool
You're the one who said it
Leaving their glasses half full
You're the one who said it

No one moves but us
No one moves
Just the way we know
Just the world without us

And the way her dress moves
Never mind what i could lose
She'll do it to you

On Saturday
On Saturday
Track Name: Whirlwind
Came down early
Fizzy notion of reality
Wake up with raw trust
Shake off the insides' rust
Waiting to love again

You won't tell
When all is well
Getting better
We grow together

Wont see me
Holding apathy
Getting better
We grow together

Streets lit up 'round your shoes
Look away and lose
Keeping you close to heart
Her science is a start
I'm holding colors again
Track Name: Animal Chemistry
So far out you see
Colors melt and bleed
Run in circles and threes
Make perfect symmetry

You come back around
You always see in sound
But you can't fool me
'Cause what you see I see

Eyes get wide
Tongue untied

Blink for just a minute
To keep your balance
We feel all around
We keep what surrounds

We're talking with words
You choose in passion play
We intersect and dive
All just to feel alive
Track Name: Bermuda
There's still enough time
To catch the last daylight
Before the sand's under night

Soon we'll miss this place
Down with me girl
Let's drink tonight in this world

The weather's changed
The water's cold
You'll go back
To what you know

You lose yourself with us
In hazey waves
It's been too long since then
Track Name: Two Eyes
Broken ties
Are imprecisely fine
Tales of the past
Lost in illusion and time

In crowded rooms
In crowded times alive
I once was known
I once became my own

Two eyes upon the bay
Two eyes upon the bay
Upon you wanna go away
Upon you wanna go

In better ways
I took apart these lies
Stood on the ground
And turned it all around

It's give and take
They took it all away
But then it's you
It's you they brought me to
Track Name: Speaking of You
You'll be there
When you need me
When you're finished
With what you see

Where does it go to?
Gone tomorrow
And here last week

I don't ask
I don't speak
You make us think
I don't ask
I don't speak
You make us weak

Gone like communication
Can't take back
What's understood
Track Name: Sense of Truth
You can't think
It's alright
You'll learn it
You can decide

Path is lit
Within you

Left and right
It's all the truth
Black and white
It's never new

Ever lost
It hurts, you bleed
Alright in three

No limit
Be yourself
Don't put it
On the shelf
Track Name: Distant Mystic
Can't see the sky
Obstructed consciousness
When they come for me
Don't say they came for you

I'll leave my soul
In your living room
No one needed to see it
No one needed to hear it

I didn't tell you
I'm alone without you
I couldn't get to sleep
I can't recall
If we talked at all

When the clock melts
You lay upon your bed
Feel the time on your wall
You take it and you fall