“Impersonator” By The C.I.A.

"Impersonator by The C.I.A. is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the trio's album The Sugary Channel, available 1/20/23
"Impersonator by The C.I.A. is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

The C.I.A. is a trio, comprised of Denée Segall (vocals, lyrics) Ty Segall (bass, percussion, back up vocals) and Emmett Kelly (bass, synth, back up vocals). The project release their new album Surgery Channel on January 20, 2022 via In The Red on vinyl and across all digital platforms. Ahead of the album’s release, the band recently shared lead single “Impersonator” Surgery Channel was written in 2021 and was recorded by Mike Kriebel at Segall’s own Harmonizer Studios.

“Ty and Emmett’s basses could easily be swapped for bone drills and you might not be able to tell the difference. Emmett’s modular synth envisions an environment reminiscent of the instrument itself, a mess of wires and pulsing red lights. Ty’s subtle use of electronic and analog percussion fluctuates between the sound of a metal tray hitting the floor, and the swish of an ultrasound scan. At times, it projects the feeling of being probed and investigated. You could assume this reality has been lived by those at The C.I.A., though most listeners could only fear it. So… just how little of this portrayal is solely a work of imagination?”

The C.I.A.
Surgery Channel
In The Red Records
Track Listing

Inhale Exhale
Surgery Channel Pt. I
Surgery Channel Pt. II
You Can Be Here
The Wait

Pre-order The Sugary Channel by The C.I.A. HERE


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