Summer Grooves From The Capitol Vaults

Let's kick off the summer with a couple of relaxed summer grooves from the Capitol label and affiliated labels, like Blue Note, Stateside and United Artists. One of those infectious grooves is from LA based duo Capital Cities. This is what wrote about their debut album that came out earlier this month:

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."

Next up is a new episode of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’!


Gene Dunlap – There’s Talk (1983)
Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court [Shook Remix] (2012)
Dayton – Love You Anyway (1983)
T-Connection – Girl Watching (1982)
Bobbi Humphrey – Fun House (1974)
Natalie Cole – Annie Mae (1977)
Tavares – Bad Times (1979)
Peabo Bryson – Reachin’ For The Sky (1977)
Gene Harris – As (1977)
Lou Rawls – You've Made Me So Very Happy (1970)
Bobby Lyle – Magic Ride (1977)
Paul Laurence – There Ain't Nothin' (Like Your Lovin') (1985)
Maze – Before I Let Go (1981)
Minnie Riperton – When It Comes Down To It (1974)
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Treat Her Like A Lady (1972)
Tapestry – Life Is What You Make It (1975)
A Taste Of Honey – I Love You (1979)

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