City Society, a memorable mix of indie electronic dreampop and danceable beats, was founded in 2013 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richard Cupolo. Recording in his own studio and in various studios around New York City, he embraces retro keyboards and guitars and melds them with compelling, personal and existential lyrics. Coined by a friend during a post-show hangout, he chose the name as a reflection of his experiences growing up and living in the unyielding yet charming international city. Cupolo is classically trained in piano starting at age seven and taught himself guitar during his teenage years. Realizing the potential and freedom of controlling his own recordings’ sound, he learned mixing and production around the same time, refining each artistry within subsequent projects like theambient post-rock outfit The American Dollar. City Society is his first effort to include polished and keen vocals mixed with modern beat delivery such as monome-based sampling.