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Tribes of the City

Tribes of the City is a shoegaze, dreampop band from Riga, Latvia. The band was formed in 2003 and as of 2019 has recorded four full-length albums. They have gained a nationwide success and were nominated for MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 as the best Baltic act.

Tribes of the City
OriginRiga, Latvia
Genresshogaze, dreampop
Years active2003–present
MembersKsenija Sundejeva
Ints Barkāns
Sergejs Jaramisjans
Ivars Pommers
Stanislavs Kulikovs
Past membersJuris Justs
Mihails Sergejevs
Andrejs Vasiljevs

Their first album Running to the Sun was released on Melo Records in 2004 under the name The Movies. The band changed their name to Tribes of the City in 2005.

Band's second album For the Sleepy People was produced by Greg Haver, who is known for his work with such bands as Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals and Catatonia.

In 2009 the band teamed up with Gatis Zakis and produced their third record, this time a double Recipe of the Golden Dream.

In 2019, a decade after the previous album, Tribes of the City independently released Rust and Gold on vinyl and major streaming platforms. It was produced by Adam Cooper of Alison's Halo at Jetpack Studios (Chicago, IL) and mastered by Brian Wenckebach at Electric Blue Studios (Blooklyn, NY).



Year Title
2004 Running to the Sun
2006 For the Sleepy People
2009 Recipe of the Golden Dream
2019 Rust and Gold

Radio singlesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions
From Running to the Sun
2004 "Grace" 24
"Running to the Sun" 33
2005 "Falling Down" 24
From For the Sleepy People
2006 "A Day in the City" 4
"A Dream" 26
From Recipe of the Golden Dream
2008 "Snow Tiger" 38
"Paralleli" 47
From Rust and Gold
2017 "Rust and Gold"
2018 "Parasitic"
2019 "More Waves"

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