In the wake of their 2011 album Strange Hearts, the three members of Secret Cities branched off in different directions. Charlie Gokey practiced law in Washington, D.C. Alex Abnos became a journalist in New York City. And Marie Parker taught in the band's spiritual home of Fargo, North Dakota.
Having met at band camp and on an internet message board, the trio had made music together for nine years without ever living together in the same city. After recording two albums and a handful of singles via email, they decided it was finally time to enter a real studio where they could play and record together in real time. They chose San Francisco's Tiny Telephone studio, where Jay Pellicci manned the controls for a week-and-a-half of the most spontaneous, democratic, and visceral recording of their lives. They emerged with Walk Me Home, an album that finally reflects their live chemistry and their diverging lives and musical tastes. Appropriately enough, it took years of traveling in different directions for Secret Cities to make an album that brought them closer together than ever.
released June 24, 2014
Written and performed by Secret Cities: Alexander Abnos, Charlie Gokey, and Marie Parker
Recorded and mixed by Jay Pellicci at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, California.
Assisted by Kelley Coyne, Matt Bedrosian, and Marvin Pellicci.
Mastered by Josh Bonati in Brooklyn, New York.
Thanks to our our friends, families, JV/Tiny Telephone, Brian/Western Vinyl, and 163 other people whose generous support made this album possible.