- To The Sun And All The Cities In Between
- Those Days Are Now
- Dance Of The Dead
- W. 16th St
- La Puerta Roja
- Winter 2011
- You And I...And New York
"Oozing exotic charm, City of the Sun is a NYC trio that plays passionate, instrumental, acoustic music that marries caliente Flamenco with brainy post rock - and, just FYI, the former has the upper hand." - Paolo De Gregorio, The Deli Magazine
"I have put “City of the Sun” in my library of top 25 albums that I use to audition and review high-end audio gear" - Malcolm Gomes, Canada HiFi Magazine
"Their rise from NYC subway buskers to selling out local venues and going on a cross-continental tour through the US and Canada in the few years they’ve been active is hugely impressive and should make the release of to the sun and all the cities in between a success." - Nick Cusworth, Heavy Blog is Heavy
"I listened on both headphones, speakers, and each time the music was just wonderful!Superb title, wonderful open and airy recording. I’ll listen again tonight!" - Harris Fogel, Mac Edition Radio
"it's easy to forget that a true high-resolution title starts as a high-resolution recording, and reminding us of just how good an audio recording can be. Couple that with a first-rate set of musicians, careful engineering using a binaural microphone system, and the result is City of the Sun - to the sun and all the cities in between, a tour-de-force of acoustic guitars" - Harris Fogel, Mac Edition Radio
"There is youthful joy here, a dance of some gifted musicians with their instruments, and the one-of-a-kind camaraderie that comes with being in a band together, and making music from soaring souls" - David Robinson, Positive Feedback
“City of the Sun, defies everything you know about boy bands" - Anna Ben Yehuda, Gotham Magazine
"Latin folk and rhythmic music all play a big part in their surprisingly expansive sound" - Operation Every Band
“Genre-Bending" - Adelle Platon, Billboard
"Hypnotic and dramatic, shifting dynamics and textures as the band charges through an impassioned performance" - Baeble Music
"The vitality and joy in this music become easily infectious." - AUDIO Magazine (Poland)
"They're a new style of world music that fits perfectly right into the New York melting pot, ready for anyone to try." - Tom Shackleford, AXS
"A beautiful and soulful album with soothing and tranquil acoustics. A breath of fresh air, compensating the lack of words for music that speaks for itself. An awakening and serene experience, and everyone should venture to listen to this album." - Christina Mitchell, Reading Eagle
Beginning their journey in scattered regions of the world and coming together performing in the subways and streets of New York City, City of the Sun draws its roots from across the world as well as across the genres. On their debut album, experience music that will leave you in trance. A mix of modern post-rock ambience and frenetic flamenco style guitar work, to the sun and all the cities in between crosses the generational gap and proves you don’t need vocals to captivate.
City of the Sun is John Pita, Avi Snow and Zach Para. With two guitars, a box, and bells, they create a sound that is far greater than the sum of those parts. Their music has been called “a reinvention of acoustic music.” It's instrumental and worldly, sweeping from widescreen post-rock dynamics to gypsy jazz syncopations, "they define experiential music." Formed in NYC in early 2010, the trio has blazed a trail through the city playing everywhere from street corners and lofts as Sofar Sounds alumni, to sold-out hotspots like Rockwood Music Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, and The Gramercy Theatre. They've shared stages with a diverse array of artists including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Marky Ramone, Matisyahu, Gregg Allman, and Greensky Bluegrass. City of the Sun has also traveled abroad to perform for exclusive TEDx showcases and TED Talks.
Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure music ever recorded.