Somewhere Under Wonderland is the seventh studio album by Counting Crows. The album marks the bands first original material since Saturday Night & Sunday Mornings in 2008.
Writing of material for the new album began early in 2013 and continued during that year's summer tour. Duritz explained in concert that "God of Ocean Tides" was the first new song he'd written in years, and was inspired by leaving Nashville on their tour bus at two in the morning. Duritz, Powers, Vickrey, and Immerglück got together in New York City that August for a 10-day writing session during which they wrote six songs. Expecting to go into the studio in late Fall 2013, the band began recording for the new album in early December and finished in February 2014.
Counting Crows - Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) - have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993.
"It's not surprising that Counting Crows have built and maintained such a successful career for more than 20 years. The solid bond between the band and their audience has been forged through their great recordings and exciting live performances, and that relationship will continue with the release of Somewhere Under Wonderland..." - Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett
"... the nine songs that make up Somewhere Under Wonderland find the band sounding relaxed, optimistic, and even somewhat giddy at times...All these stylistic detours fall under a very wide umbrella that makes Somewhere Under Wonderland distinctively Counting Crows. Durvitz's raspy voice and lucid, lyrical stories always hold just a hint of desperation, and even decades into a staggered career, these new tunes cant help but feel like part of a larger narrative that began during the bands '90s glory days but finds further, greater refinement here." -Fred Thomas, allmusic.com
Includes digital download of the album
1. Palisades Park
2. Earthquake Driver
4. God Of Ocean Tides
2. Elvis Went To Hollywood
3. Cover Up The Sun
4. John Appleseeds Lament
5. Possibility Days