The C.I.A. are a new indie all-star trio featuring Denée and Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly. Their latest album Surgery Channel is slated for a January 20, 2022 release through In The Red was written last year and was recorded with Mike Kriebel at Ty Segall’s Harmonizer Studios. The album is reportedly is an astute observation and blunt critique — both inward and outward. It’s also an exploration into how harshly intimate that process can be.
Surgery Channel also sees the band crafting an electrified, pulsating, metallic playpen that will get listeners strutting and moving. Essentially, the album shows punks a new way to move while remaining loyal to the punk traditions of catharsis and social commentary.
Surgery Channel‘s second and latest single “Inhale Exhale” is centered around buzzing and slashing guitars, skittering beats and rattling thump, electronic pulse and Denée’s punchy shouting. Seemingly meshing elements of industrial electronica, classic punk and old school hip-hop, “Inhale Exhale” is confrontational and abrasive yet accessible — and mosh pit friendly.
Along with the release of the second single, the trio announced their first round of live dates — and it includes a March 26, 2023 stop at TV Eye. Check out the rest of the tour dates, plus ticket information below.
Jan 05: Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon (Tickets)
Mar 23: Portland, OR – Star Theater (Tickets)
Mar 24: Seattle, WA – Barboza (Tickets)
Mar 26: Ridgewood, NY – TV Eye (Tickets)
Mar 28: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (Tickets)