The C.I.A. (Denée & Ty Segall, Emmett Kelly) Share New Single “Inhale Exhale”

The C.I.A. by Joshua Erkman
The C.I.A. by Joshua Erkman

The C.I.A. have shared their second unhinged, biting new single “Inhale Exhale” today. Their forthcoming album, Surgery Channel, is ripe with straightforward conviction. The trio made up of Denée & Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly have constructed a world where everything is piercing and pinpointed. Every word brings confrontation – The C.I.A. make you question what could be happening here…or what they’re after.

Denée (vocals, lyrics) is both haunting and seducing us at once with her voice over precise sonics, amplified by the suspense of tick-tocking drum machine beats. Ty (bass, percussion, back up vocals) and Emmett (bass, synth, back up vocals) paint a jarring and dissonant landscape behind Denée’s story. Words are rhythm at The C.I.A.

Surgery Channel is an astute observation and blunt critique. Both inward and outward. It is an exploration into how harshly intimate that process can be. The album was written in 2021 and was recorded by Mike Kriebel at Segall’s own Harmonizer Studios. The album sees its release January 20, 2023 via In The Red on vinyl and across all digital platforms.

The C.I.A. have confirmed their first round of live dates, performing Surgery Channel in the flesh. They play Zebulon in Los Angeles in January and hit Portland, Seattle, NYC and Chicago in late March. See below for a full list of dates.

The C.I.A 2023 Live Dates:

Jan 05: Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
Mar 23: Portland, OR – Star Theater
Mar 24: Seattle, WA – Barboza
Mar 26: Ridgewood, NY – TV Eye
Mar 28: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Listen to “Inhale Exhale” HERE


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